Finger Prints Examination
Fingerprints are static and do not change with age and time. With age there will be changes in size and shape, as the person grows, but the basic pattern of the fingerprint remains unchanged from infancy to adulthood. Since each person has unique fingerprints, they can be used for personal identification.
Injuries such as superficial burns, abrasions, or cuts do not affect the ridge structure or alter the dermal papillae, and the original pattern is duplicated in any new skin that grows.
Yes, as and when required Truth Labs experts visit the scene of crime to develop and lift fingerprints. In cases of theft, cheating, embezzlement, murder etc. fingerprints of suspects can be collected for comparison and suspect identification.
Although original documents having fingerprints are preferred for examination, clear photocopies can also be submitted. However there are limitations with the examination of photocopies.
Fingerprint Examination has clearly stood the test of time and experience. It has been established over 100 years ago that friction ridge patterns remain unchanged naturally in their ridge detail during the lifetime of an individual and that fact makes it possible for individualization of fingerprints leading to absolute personal identification.