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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Digital Fingerprint Technology

The Chicago Tribune reports that more and more fingerprints are taken and examined electronically.  In the process, many are "cleaned up" on Photoshop.  "Across the country, police departments and crime labs are submitting fingerprints for comparisons and for entry into databases, using digital images that may be missing crucial details or may have been manipulated without the FBI knowing it."  [Jack Chin]

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