An objective fingerprint quality-grading system

Drew P. Pulsifer, Sarah A. Muhlberger, Stephanie F. Williams, Robert C. Shaler, Akhlesh Lakhtakia

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The grading of fingerprint quality by fingerprint examiners as currently practised is a subjective process. Therefore, an objective system was devised to remove the subjectivity. The devised grading system is quantitative and uses three separate, easily available, software packages to ultimately identify the portions of a fingerprint that correspond to low-, medium-, and high-quality definitive minutiae as defined on the Universal Latent Workstation of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)204-207
Number of pages4
JournalForensic science international
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Sep 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


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