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The Plain Whorl

Problems And Practices In Fingerprinting The Dead

Powdering And Lifting Latent Impressions

Types Of Patterns

Unidentified Latent Fingerprint File

The Loop

Chemical Development Of Latent Impressions

Permanent Disabilities

Jacket Folder File

Wanted Notices


Arrangements should be made to procure a camera for taking photographs
of the persons fingerprinted. This is known as a mugging camera and
various types are on the market. It is believed that the photographs
should include a front and side view of the person. In most instances
a scale for indicating height can be made a part of the picture even
though only the upper portion of the individual photographed is taken.
Of course, if the scale is used, the person photographed should be
standing even though only the upper portion of the body appears in the
photograph. The necessary lights should be provided for obtaining
photographs. A standard set of scales should be obtained in order that
the correct weight can be ascertained.

The negatives and photographs can be filed by fingerprint number in a
separate file. In those cases where the individual has more than one
arrest all the photographs can be placed in the jacket-folder number
file. The negatives, in these instances, can remain in the photograph

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