Henry Faulds

1843 - 1930

LAID THE GROUNDWORK FOR FINGERPRINTING IDENTIFICATION!!

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Facts

Published views on potential application of FINGERPRINTING for personal identification


Said skin ridge patterns could be used to identify criminals

Told of thief who left print at crime scene

Compared with supect, print was different

Another suspect was found, prints were compared, and suspect confessed

His proposal was rejected for the bertillion system

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HOWEVER......

Desicion was reversed 20 years later
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