• Users Online: 865
  • Home
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
Home About us Editorial board Ahead of print Current issue Search Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 60-64

Application of a Standard Procedure to Avoid Errors When Comparing Fingerprints with Their Reversals in Fake Documents

Department of Federal Police, Identification Group, Espirito Santo State, Brazil

Correspondence Address:
Carlos Magno Alves Girelli
Federal Police Department, Identification Group, 01 Vale do Rio Doce Street, Sao Torquato, Vila Velha - ES, 29114-105
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2349-5014.162807

Rights and Permissions

Laterally reversed (mirrored) fingerprints are difficult to detect by applying routine search procedures. One suggestion to avoid errors when dealing with probable reversals is to perform comparisons with both direct and reversed fingerprints. This simple procedure has been applied and led to the detection of two more cases of reversed fingerprint usage in fake documents. In one of the reported cases, experts found on the web the same fingerprints used by criminals in fake documents. This finding is important because it indicates that matched fingerprints do not necessarily link different criminal cases.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded449    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 1    

Recommend this journal