Michele Triplett's Fingerprint Dictionary

A collection of over 1000 terms used in the Science of Friction Skin Identification.



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The book contains all information on the website prior to July 2010. New information is added to the website as it becomes available.

Includes Acronyms, Anatomy, Chemicals, Classification Terms, Scientific Terms, Historical People, Court Cases and Much More!

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To find a fingerprint term, simply click on a letter to start your search!

Note: Most court cases appear under State of ____v. ____ or United States v.____. This is done intentionally so that the user doesn't need to know if a case was called State v., Commonwealth v. or People v.____.