Explains recording criminal methods and describes their evolution, with a focus on the dactyloscopic method.
Explains the different ways to taking known prints: the ink method, the live scan method and other less influential techniques. Pros and cons are also discussed.
Explains recognition by manual classifications and describes the old non-automated classifications (based on ten-prints, five-prints, single-finger, palmprints and others).
Explains AFIS (known prints) for the purpose of alias recognition and describes the main processes that rely on the use of the system. Some problems are also discussed.