Fingerprints are the tiny ridges, traces, whorls and patterns on the tip of each finger. The exciting thing to know about fingerprints is that it is unique for each individual and it is difficult to alter. For investigative reasons, the police or detectives or FBI rely so much on fingerprint identification to identify and trace individuals.

Fingerprinting involves the capturing, translating and recording the fingerprints of an individual for documentation and in most cases for investigative purposes. Fingerprints are about the most detailed, nearly unique, difficult to alter and actively durable means of identifying an individual, fingerprint identification has enhanced biometrical research and findings.

Live Scan fingerprinting technology is a more recent and digitized fingerprinting technology. With this technique, you go through a process of capturing fingerprints electronically with the use of an advanced scan machine. You place your fingers on a glass plate and the machine will scan and capture it. Before the invention and adoption of the live scan fingerprinting technology, fingerprints were taken by applying ink to each finger and then pasting the stained finger on a fingerprint card. Comparatively, this technique is faster, cleaner and more accurate than the ‘old ink and roll’ method.

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