generally believe that finger prints are objective proof and have a
long standing basis in science.  However this article illustrates the
history of finger prints, the abuses and the purely subjective nature of
the analysts.  The National Academy of Science report started an
important dialogue about how to improve forensic science that is used in
American courts.  This article helps underscore just how much
improvement needs to occur.

Fingerprints at the crime-scene: Statistically certain, or probable

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