# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Forensic Technology Task 1484154607

CTE Resource Center - Verso

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Identify fingerprint characteristics.

Definition

Identification should include general characteristics (e.g., loop, whorl, arch) and minutiae (e.g., unique ridge patterns, ridge endings, bifurcations).

Process/Skill Questions

  • What is the difference between a loop and a whorl?
  • Why are minutiae so important in identifying suspect fingerprints?
  • What would happen if fingerprints only were identified using computer technology?

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