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NCJ Number: 31259 Find in a Library
Title: APPROACH TO THE AUTOMATIC RETRIEVAL OF LATENT FINGERPRINTS (FROM CARNAHAN CONFERENCE ON CRIME COUNTERMEASURES, 1975 - PROCEEDINGS BY JOHN S JACKSON SEE NCJ-31252)
Author(s): K MILLARD
Corporate Author: University of Kentucky
College of Engineering
United States of America

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Lexington Section
United States of America

Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Lexington, KY
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS ARTICLE DESCRIBES THE DEVELOPMENT, OPERATIONS, AND PERFORMANCE OF THE EXPERIMENTAL AUTOMATIC FINGERPRINT RETRIEVAL SYSTEM BEING TESTED BY THE POLICE SCIENTIFIC DEVELOPMENT BRANCH OF THE BRITISH HOME OFFICE.
Abstract: HOME OFFICE RESEARCH INTO AUTOMATIC FINGERPRINT RETRIEVAL HAS BEEN DIRECTED TOWARDS THE IDENTIFICATION OF LATENT FINGERPRINTS LEFT BY OFFENDERS AT SCENES-OF-CRIME. THE APPROACH DESCRIBED HERE IS BASED ON DIGITAL METHODS OF PROCESSING, ENCODING AND SEARCHING FINGERPRINTS, UTILIZING A GENERAL PURPOSE DIGITAL COMPUTER INTERFACED TO A PURPOSE-BUILT FLYING-SPOT SCANNER DESIGNED BY FERRANTI LTD. IT IS NOTED THAT THE FINGERPRINT TECHNICIAN IS A NECESSARY PART OF THIS SYSTEM, SUPPLYING INFORMATION AND MAKING DECISIONS WHERE AUTOMATIC FACILITIES HAVE YET TO BE PROVIDED. THE EXPERIMENTAL SYSTEM IS IN THE FINAL STAGES OF EVALUATION AT THE HOME OFFICE. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Automated fingerprint processing; Computer aided operations; Crime scene; Evidence identification; Fingerprints; Foreign police; Great Britain/United Kingdom; Latent fingerprints; Research and development; Suspect identification
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