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I am hoping that someone here might have a good idea for me. I am writing a paper about Juan Vucetich and the Rojas murder case (1892). Does anyone know of any good reference material with information on the case? I have been able to find some small blurbs on the internet and in some of the texts in my agency's library, and I have the information from Ashbaugh's text. Does anyone know of any additional resources?
Thanks so much!Heather Baxter
You might already have this, but I was surprised by the scan of Rojas's prints at this website:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/visib ... etich.html
This one has a blurb at the end about the murder, but at least it is from the Argentinian government website.
I also remember reading a fair account in some book, maybe in the Colin Beavan book Fingerprints.
Otherwise, I wonder if there might be some info in Argentina. If you don't know Spanish, call in a favor from a friend who does and see if there's anything worthwhile in databases that include Spanish articles.Diana Tabor
In the 1940's, "Finger Print and Identification Magazine" featured Vucetich at least three times:
"Fifty Years of Dactyloscopy in Argentina" 25(4), October 1943
"The Vucetich System of Classification and Filing" 28(8), February 1947
"Juan Vucetich - The Juridical and Social Significance of His Work" 30(3), September 1948
There is some mentions of the Rojas case, but these articles give a nice background on Juan.
Simon Cole (2001) devotes a few pages to Vucetich in "Suspect Identities," as does Andre Moenssens (1971) in "Fingerprint Techniques."
Good luck!Darrell Klasey
Thank you for your help Diana and Darrell.
Darrell, do you know where I might be able to find the articles from the "Finger Print and Identification Magazine" to which you refer? My agency does not maintain copies of that particular magazine. I tried a quick google search and wasn't able to come up with anything on those particular articles.
Thanks again for all of your help!Heather Baxter
Glad to help. Contact me off-line with a mailing address and I'll mail you copies of all three articles. My e-mail address is in my profile for this site, and I'm in the IAI directory.
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