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|Once the fingerprints are taken and labeled, forensic scientists use a classification system to identify them. The three basic fingerprint patterns are Whorl, Arch, and Loop. There are more complex classification systems that further break down the pattern to plain arches or tented arches. Loops may be radial or ulnar. Whorls also have smaller classifications.|
your fingerprints and classify them. Then create a database of the
in your class and compare them. Use the words below for your fields.
Download the Appleworks database template
or Microsoft Excel template.
Go to this Website for help with your classification:
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