Forensic Fingerprints by Max M. Houck

Forensic Fingerprints

byMax M. Houck

Hardcover | February 12, 2016

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Forensic Fingerprints, the latest in theAdvancedForensic Science Serieswhich grew out of the recommendations from the 2009 NAS Report:Strengthening Forensic Science: A Path Forward,serves as a graduate level text for those studying and teaching fingerprint detection and analysis, and will also prove to be an excellent reference for forensic practitioner libraries and for use in casework.

Coverage includes fingerprint science, friction ridge print examination, AFIS, foot and palm prints, and the professional issues practitioners may encounter. Edited by a world-renowned leading forensic expert, this book is a long overdue solution for the forensic science community.



  • Provides basic principles of forensic science and an overview of interpretation and comparative methods
  • Contains information on the chemistry of print residue and the visualization of latent prints
  • Covers fingerprint science, friction ridge print examination, AFIS, and foot and palm prints
  • Includes a section on professional issues, from crime scene to court, lab reports, health and safety, and certification
  • Incorporates effective pedagogy, key terms, review questions, discussion questions, and additional reading suggestions

About The Author

Dr. Max M. Houck is an internationally-recognized forensic expert with research interests in forensic science, education, and the forensic enterprise and its industries. He has worked in the private sector, the public sector (at a medical examiner's office and for the FBI Laboratory), and in academia. Dr. Houck has published in a wide ...
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Title:Forensic FingerprintsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:February 12, 2016Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0128005734

ISBN - 13:9780128005736

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Table of Contents

Section 1: Introduction
Section 2: Chemistry and Visualization
Section 3: Fingerprints
Section 4: Automation
Section 5: Interpretation
Section 6: Other Methods
Section 7: Professional Issues