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Compiled by Jon Stimac

Expert: No Fingerprints on Gun Matched Suspect – TWIN FALLS NEWS-TIMES, ID - Mar 4, 2005 ...expert testified that the gun used in the slayings had no evidence that could connect murders...

'Hands on' Machine IDs Criminals Faster – HUNTSVILLE ITEM, TX - Mar 1, 2005 ...with a new fingerprinting machine, what once took weeks to read and report now takes a couple of hours...

Murder Trial Focus Shifts to Fingerprints –  HAROLD & REVIEW, IL - Feb 28, 2005 ...authorities found suspect's fingerprints on a plastic bag...

Prof Scrutinizes Fingerprinting –  CORNELL DAILY SUN, NY  - Feb 25, 2005  ...fingerprinting has not been put through the same process as DNA profiling to determine error rate, validity and statistics...

Fingerprinting Technology for Law Enforcement – KZTV10, TX - Feb 25, 2005 ...high-tech tool to find criminals is now literally at the fingertips of some local law enforcement agencies...

Fugitive For 17-Years Identified After Death – KWQC-TV, IA - Feb 25, 2005 ...a man who died in a New Hampshire hospital has been identified as a wanted fugitive...

Driver's License Fingerprints Debated –  WXIA-TV, GA - Feb 23, 2005 ...bipartisan group of state lawmakers say the fingerprint requirement should be removed...

Police Sift Through Prints In Search Of Robber –  NBC17.com  - FEB 21, 2005  ...tedious process of lifting and identifying fingerprints became the focal point in the search for ATM robber...

Fingerprint System Increases Arrests – LOS ANGELES TIMES, CA - Feb 20, 2005 ...installed fingerprinting system identifies criminals among the 1 million illegal migrants apprehended annually...

Art Mystery, da Vinci's Fingerprint – SEATTLE TIMES, WA - Feb 20, 2005 ...a newly discovered fingerprint, along with stylistic similarities, are making experts think of da Vinci...

Accord Reached on Fingerprint Act –  OBSERVER REPORTER, JAMAICA - Feb 18, 2005 ...agreement met between Jamaica's government and opposition on proposals for the Fingerprint (Amendment) Act...

Fingerprints Now Scanned –  POST SEARCHLIGHT, GA  - FEB 15, 2005  ...a new way of taking fingerprints at the county jail may help the Sheriff’s Department improve safety while saving time and money,...

Police Hail Fingerprint Scanner as Vital in Crime Fight – THE SCOTSMAN, UK - Feb 10, 2005 ...portable units will enable officers to identify potential suspects and access criminal history while on patrol...

Agency to Hire Fingerprint Expert – WHITTIER DAILY NEWS, TX  - Feb 10, 2005 ...tired of waiting weeks for investigators to process fingerprints, the city is turning to outside help...

'Dolly' Scientist Gets Human Cloning License –  AOL NEWS - Feb 9, 2005 ...cloning human embryos and extracting stem cells to unravel the mysteries of muscle-wasting illnesses...

Let Your Fingers do the Talking on the Internet –  MIAMI HERALD, FL  - FEB 8, 2005  ...introduced fingerprint readers will let you slip your finger onto a small oval every time a request for passcodes...

Warner Robins' Real-life CSI Vastly Different Than What's on TV – MACON TELEGRAPH, GA - Feb. 02, 2005 ...CSI investigators don't have a backlog of evidence to process like real-life actors do...

Print Ties Suspect to Dollar Slayings, Expert Testifies –  ORLANDO SENTINEL, FL  - Feb. 03, 2005 ...the palm print was the only physical evidence tying McDuffie to the stabbing and shooting deaths...

Arizona Sheriff Orders Fingerprinting When Traffic Citations Issued –  PHOENIX AZ - Feb. 04, 2005 ...Deputies... asking for a thumbprint from drivers given criminal tickets...

Backgrounds Unchecked – DESERET NEWS, UT  - Feb. 05, 2005 ...Utah is filling jobs with fingerprints unprocessed...

Digital Fingerprint Technology Can Point to Wrong Person – BALTIMORE SUN - Jan. 30, 2005 ...important details can be lost in process of making images clearer...

Fingerprinting Plan Comes Under Fire – BANGOR DAILY NEWS, ME  - Jan. 27, 2005 ...there are questions about the backlog of fingerprinting and criminal background checks...

Fingerprints ID Men in Shootout –  CHICAGO TRIBUNE, IL - Jan. 25, 2005 ...Two home-invasion suspects who died during a shootout with police have been identified...

Are One's Fingerprints Similar to Those of His or Her Parents in Any Discernable Way? –  SCIENTIFIC AMERICA.COM  - Jan. 24, 2005 "Ask The Experts":  Glenn Langenburg, a Latent Print Examiner at the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, explains...

Fingerprints on Robbery Note Lead to Arrest – BUCKS COUNTY COURIER TIMES, PA - Jan. 21, 2005 ...using fingerprints from the door and the note, Middletown police were able to identify suspect...

Fingerprints Will Assure Military Recruits Take Tests – WAVY-TV, VA  - Jan. 20, 2005 ...fingerprinting to prevent recruits from sending "ringers" to take the test and the physical exam...

Police to Use Roadside Fingerprint Technology if New Bill is Passed –  COMPUTERACTIVE, UK - Jan. 18 2005 ...suspects could be fingerprinted at the roadside using scanners if new rules proposed by the Home Office are passed...

Fingerprint Comparison Confirms Identity Of 2003 Murder Victim –  WBAL CHANNEL.COM, MD  - Jan. 18, 2005 ...Maryland authorities determine victim was from Massachusetts...

Fingerprints 'Nail' Museum Curator in Buddha Theft – TIMES OF INDIA, INDIA - Jan. 14, 2005 ...fingerprints matched those the sleuths had collected from the site the day the bust went missing...

Agency Relies on Larger Department for Print Matching – GILROY DISPATCH, CA  - Jan. 12, 2005 ...smaller police departments depend on a larger departments to match fingerprints collected from a crime scene...

Fingerprints Added to US Passports? –  KRON 4-TV, CA - Jan. 12, 2005 ...Americans' fingerprints should be added to their passports, according to outgoing Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge...

Green Bay Police Change Fingerprint Policy –  JANESVILLE GAZETTE. WI  - Jan. 12, 2005 ...Police are getting rid of a new policy that had officers seeking a fingerprint from traffic violators...

Not Checking For Fingerprints – SARASOTA HERALD-TRIBUNE, FL - Jan. 6, 2005 ...federal agencies have failed to
fulfill a congressional mandate to consolidate their fingerprint databases...

New System Runs Prints Faster – SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE, IN  - Jan. 5, 2005 ...an automatic fingerprint identification machine can help identify someone in as little as 30 minutes...

Teens Absorb Science TV Shows Leave Out –  ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT & CHRONICLE, NY - Jan. 4, 2005 ...'CSI' is cool, but forensics is, like, totally hard work...

Flaws In Digital-Fingerprint Technology –  WASHINGTON TIMES, DC  - Jan. 3, 2005 ...flaws and human error with digital-fingerprint technology may be putting defendants at risk of being convicted of crimes they didn't commit...