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The Science of Fingerprints: Classification and Uses Paperback – 1988

ISBN-13: 978-1568068398 ISBN-10: 1568068395

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 211 pages
  • Publisher: Department of Justice - Government Printing Office (1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1568068395
  • ISBN-13: 978-1568068398
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 9.2 x 11.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,700,822 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

This was an interesting book, but very dry.
L. Christensen
As a fingerprint analyst, this is the book that us used to teach novices and the book you should buy to study from.
Tammy Tremblay
My recommendation is do not purchase this item, if needed find a second hand copy of the previous editions.
barry gordon fookes

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By bill on August 29, 2000
Format: Paperback
don''t buy this book here or at BN. Save [the money[ andpurchase through the Government Printing Office for [cheaper online] then look halfway under Criminal Justice.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By nevergfaye on August 31, 2012
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The book is not published in 2012 as Amazon said, in fact, in 1986. Its content is out of date. The figures are blurred and the legends can not be seen. It seems like a pirate copy downloaded from network. Although the price is very cheap, please DO NOT buy it from Amazon.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By patdunn on June 14, 2012
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Our library ordered "The Science of Fingerprints: classification and Uses" by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, ISBN 9781619491366. Amazon indicates this title was published by Empire Books, in December 2011.

However, the book we received lacks a publisher name, imprint page, date of publication, and seems to leave out all mention of 21st-century computer databases for tracking and filing fingerprints. (I found Chapter 8 in the 2002 edition dealt with computer databases, but the Chapter 8 in our received copy is titled "How to Take Inked Fingerprints.")

I believe this copy is NOT the one advertised and may be a public-domain reprint of an older edition, as some do seem to be available at Project Gutenberg.

Amazon, it would be helpful if you listed contents, so we cataloging librarians could more easily determine if we've received the correct edition of a title.

Thank you.

Pat Dunn, Red Rocks Community College Library.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Doctor Robert on September 3, 2012
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A pretty good opportunity to learn about how the FBI handles the details of fingerprinting. For example, the book explains how the FBI recommends what police agencies should do when they arrest someone without fingers.

However, the title is inaccurate. There is nothing scientific in the book. There is not a single footnote; there is no reference to any scientific work.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By barry gordon fookes on July 7, 2013
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The is the latest edition of an intructive text for beginners in the realm of fingerprint analysis. It is very badly produced, editing almost non-existent and the print quality is not acceptable for an institution of the standards such as the FBI. My recommendation is do not purchase this item, if needed find a second hand copy of the previous editions.
Barry Fookes
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You want to learn about fingerprints - everything about fingerprints - this is your book. As a fingerprint analyst, this is the book that us used to teach novices and the book you should buy to study from. Some information is out of date as we have come so far with technological advances. However, basic fingerprint classification, Henry System, NCIC, introduction to AFIS, history of fingerprints are all subjects included in this book. Learning Henry Classification by yourself is rather confusing, so don't be discouraged if you can't get it down pat. Try to find someone who can explain it to you one on one and you should be golden.
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I bought this book for a class, and found out through other classmates that actually it's available online for free. The Gutenberg press has a copy that is the exact same as this book, for no cost. Plus, it's a PDF so it doesn't have any issues going on any device you may have to view it.

The book was in great condition though, and it's kind of nice to have a physical copy.
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By lisa on December 25, 2012
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Bought this book for a beginning fingerprinting class, I believe I paid under 10$ for this. Good thing because the edition I received looks like it was thrown out of the window of someones car and landed in a ditch and was run over several times. It was a good book to study for tests.
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