You have a unique fingerprint that no one else has, to leave a unique imprint that no one else can leave.
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Unlike most wrinkles on our bodies, which appear due to bending and stretching of the skin, fingerprints are not the result of repeated motion. Each of us is born with a unique set of them; although scientists are not exactly, sure what purpose fingerprints serve. Box it Plus scans digital and ink hard card fingerprints, Monday through Saturday. Please see website for times and schedule.
Even identical twins claim different fingerprints. One crafty sibling cannot leave the other’s prints on a murder weapon, because all of those unique loops, ridges, whorls and arches were engraved inside the womb by pressure on the twins’ developing skin.
Fingerprints begin to develop in the 10th week of gestation and are complete by the 24th week. Chance, environment and inheritance all play a role in the development of an individual’s fingerprints. Scientists agree that fingerprints begin to develop around the 10th week of pregnancy, but no one is certain of the precise process that creates them.
In fact, the chances of two people possessing an identical fingerprint are slim, though not quite impossible. According to 19th-century polymath Sir Francis Galton, those odds were 1 in 64 billion. However, according to fingerprinting expert Professor Edward Imwinkelried, since the world population now exceeds 6.4 billion and most of us possess 10 dainty digits, we have more than 64 billion prints out there to bump up the odds of sharing a single print with a stranger.
The two underlying premises of fingerprint identification are uniqueness and permanence. To date, no two people have ever been found to have the same fingerprints including identical twins. Even, you cannot find a single person with same fingerprint on multiple fingers.
Permanence, is the principle that a person’s fingerprints remain essentially unchanged throughout their lifetime. As new skin cells form, they remain cemented in the existing friction ridge and furrow pattern. In fact, many people have conducted research that confirms this persistency by recording the same fingerprints over decades and observing that the features remain the same.
Even attempts to remove or damage one’s fingerprints will be thwarted when the new skin grows, unless the damage is extremely deep, in which case, the new arrangement caused by the damage will now persist and is also unique.
For classification purposes, experts divide fingerprint ridge patterns into three basic classes: Arches, Loops, and Whorls. Fingerprints also show slight racial variation. People of African ancestry tend to have a multitude of arches, people of European background have many loops, and those of Asian descent have a fairly high frequency of whorls.
The Chinese were the first culture known to have used friction ridge impressions as a means of identification. The earliest example comes from a Chinese document entitled “The Volume of Crime Scene Investigation—Burglary”, from the Qin Dynasty (221 to 206 B.C.). The document contains a description of how handprints were used as a type of evidence.
Through Dactyloscopy, a system that relies on the analysis and classification of patterns observed in individual prints, fingerprinting is used across the entire world and has many valuable applications. Fingerprints for identification were started extensively utilized during the first decade of 20th century.
Fingerprints follow us our entire lives. Each little smudge singles us out as distinct individual among billions of other human beings or at least that’s what we’ve always been told. Fingerprinting is available at Box it Plus.