FBI Guidelines for Capturing Palm Prints and Supplementals

“The Babylonians pressed fingerprints into clay to identify the author of cuneiform writings and to protect against forgery. The Chinese also were using fingerprints in about 800 CE for purposes of identification. Following the pioneering work of Francis Galton, Britain adopted fingerprinting as a form of identification in 1894. In Argentina, police officer Juan Vucetich, inspired by Galton’s work, developed the first workable system of classifying fingerprints—a system still widely used in many Spanish-speaking countries. In Britain, a system of classifying prints by patterns and shapes based on Galton’s work and further developed by Sir Edward R. Henry was accepted by Scotland Yard in 1901″ []

In capturing palm prints, accuracy is affected by incorrect image orientation. Live capture palm images should be
captured as closely as possible to an upright, vertical position.

FBI Guidelines for Capturing Palm Prints and Supplementals

U.S. Department of Justice
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Criminal Justice Information Services Division

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