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  • Take a clear set of prints. Use both rolled and plain impressions. Make these on an 8-by-8-inch fingerprint identification card, available from your local police department or counselor.
  • Do the following:
    1. Name the surfaces of the body where friction or papillary ridges are found.
    2. Explain why plain impressions must be taken on a card.
  • Show you can identify the eight types of fingerprint patterns.
  • Give a short history of fingerprinting. Tell the difference between civil and criminal identification. Point out the purposes of each.
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