• Corpus ID: 26591725

More than Zero: Accounting for Error in Latent Fingerprint Identification

  title={More than Zero: Accounting for Error in Latent Fingerprint Identification},
  author={Siomon A. Cole},
  journal={Journal of Criminal Law \& Criminology},
  • S. A. Cole
  • Published 30 October 2007
  • Computer Science
  • Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology
The recent exposure of an erroneous latent print identification by the FBI that led to the false arrest of Oregon attorney Brandon Mayfield has punctured the myth of the "infallibility" of fingerprint identification and generated renewed interest in the "error rate" of fingerprint identification. This article undertakes a comprehensive review of what is known about the potential error rate of latent print identification. The article first presents a compilation of all known exposed cases of… 

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