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Taking your own fingerprints

Taking your own fingerprints

It’s very easy to take your own fingerprints and you can follow these instructions if you would like to try for yourself.

After you take your own fingerprints go back and re-look at the video about fingermark identification. You can use the information in the video to identify the features in your own fingerprints.

You can also look back at the free US fingerprint source book (which you may have used previously and is in the ‘see also’ resource section below) which also provides information about fingerprint classification methods in chapter 5.

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