Ashbaugh, David R. Quantitative/Qualitative Friction Ridge Analysis: An Introduction to Basic and Advanced Ridgeology. London: CRC Press, 1999. This text gives the reader a basic introduction to fingerprint identification principles as well as discussing advanced techniques.
Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners Web site. Available online. URL: http://www.afte.org. Accessed December 27, 2007. At this Web site members of the firearms community and the general public may access firearms-related information.
Beaver, Colin. Fingerprints: The Origin of Crime Detection and the Murder Case That Launched Forensic Science. New York: Hyperion Books, 2002. This text uses a landmark case to discuss the origin of modern crime detection and fingerprint identification.
Chisum, W. Jerry, and Brent E. Turvey. Crime Reconstruction. San Diego, Calif.: Academic Press, 2007. This text gives the reader an insight into the history, philosophy, and methodology of crime reconstruction of all types.
Cole, Simon A. "More Than Zero: Accounting for Error in Latent Fingerprint Identification." Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology 95 (2005): 985-1,078. This article offers the reader extensive insight into the problems associated with assessment of the rate of error in fingerprint identification.
Cowger, J. F. Friction Ridge Skin: Comparison and Identification of Fingerprints. Boca Raton, Fla.: CRC Press, 1993. This text covers the principles of modern fingerprint identification.
DiMaio, V. J. M., and D. DiMaio. Gunshot Wounds: Practical Aspects of Firearms, Ballistics, and Forensic Techniques. 2d ed. Boca Raton, Fla.: CRC Press, 1999. This text focuses on the pathological aspects associated with modern firearms identification.
Eckert, William G. Introduction to Forensic Sciences. 2d ed. Boca Raton, Fla.: CRC Press, 1997. The chapters on both fingerprints and firearms provide the reader with additional information.
FirearmsID.com: An Introduction to Forensic Firearms Identification Web Site. Available online. URL: http://www.firearmsid.com. Accessed December 30, 2007. This is a site that contains extensive basic firearms information that may be accessed by the general public. It is particularly suitable for students
German, Ed. "Problem Idents: Errors vs. Idents." Available online. URL: http://onin.com/fp/problemidents.html. Accessed January 2, 2008. This Web site is devoted to fingerprint misidentifications and problem identifications, particularly the infamous FBI misidentification of the fingerprint in the Madrid bombing of March 11, 2004.
Gilbert, James G. Criminal Investigation. 5th ed. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall Press, 2001. This text offers additional reading concerning the development of both firearms identification and fingerprint identification.
Haag, Lucien C. Shooting Incident Reconstruction. San Diego, Calif.: Academic Press, 2007. This is the second text to be published specifically dealing with the reconstruction of shooting incidents.
Hamby, James E. "Firearms Reference Collections—Their Size, Composition and Use." Journal of Forensic Sciences 42 (1997): 461. This article provides insight into the composition of firearms reference collections.
-. "The History of Firearms Identification." AFTE Journal 31, no. 3
(1999): 1-27. This article traces the history of firearms identification from its very beginning to the present.
Hatcher, Julian S. Textbook of Firearms Investigation, Identification, and Evidence. Plantersville, S.C.: Small-Arms Technical Publishing Co., 1935. This is now a classic. It was the first text ever written on firearms identification.
Hatcher, Julian S., F. J. Jury, and J. Weller. Firearms Investigation, Identification, and Evidence. Harrisburg, Pa.: Stackpole Books, 1977. This is an updated version of the first definitive text on firearms identification by Hatcher.
Heard, B. J. Handbook of Firearms and Ballistics: Examining and Interpreting Forensic Evidence. West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons, 1997.
This text offers the reader an opportunity to delve into the subject of forensic ballistics.
Hueske, E. E. Practical Analysis & Reconstruction of Shooting Incidents. Boca Raton, Fla.: CRC Press, 2006. This is the first text to be published on the philosophy and methodology of shooting incident reconstruction.
Lee, Henry C., and Robert E. Gaensslen. Advances in Fingerprint Technology. 2d ed. Boca Raton, Fla.: CRC Press, 2001. This text discusses the advances that have been made in fingerprint technology since the introduction of AFIS and ACE-V.
Lin, C. H., J. H. Liu, J. W. Osterburg, and J. D. Nicol. "Fingerprint Comparison I: Similarity of Fingerprints," Journal of Forensic Sciences 27, no. 2 (1982): 290-304. This article discusses the similarities that exist in fingerprints from different persons, including family members.
Mathews, J. H. Firearms Identification. 3 vols. Springfield, Ill.: Charles C. Thomas, 1962. This is considered to be the definitive work on firearms identification and continues to be of value to both trainees and experienced firearms examiners.
McMenamin, Jennifer. "Fingerprints Not Reliable—Judge Rules." Baltimore Sun. Available online. URL: http://www.baltimoresun.com/ news/local/baltimore_county/bal-te.md.co.prints23oct23,0,6370 011.story?coll=bal-news-columnists. Accessed December 31, 2007. This article covers a landmark case from 2007 in which a judge ruled that fingerprint identification does not meet the Frye standard for admissibility.
Metropolitan Police. "One Hundred Years of Fingerprints." Available online. URL: http://www.met.police.uk/so/100years. Accessed December 30, 2007. This Web site is devoted to the history of fingerprint identification. It may be accessed by anyone.
Moenssens, Andre A. Fingerprint Techniques. Toronto, Canada: Chilton Book Co., 1971. This is considered to be one of the best basic texts ever written on fingerprint identification techniques.
National Institute of Forensic Science, Australia. "Forensic Fact File— Fingerprints." Available online. URL: http://www.nifs.com.au/home. html. Accessed December 30, 2007. This site contains fingerprint identification information that may be accessed by anyone.
Ogle, Robert R., Jr. Crime Scene Investigation Reconstruction. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson/Prentice Hall Press, 2004. This text provides the reader with insight into the reconstruction of crimes involving fingerprints and firearms.
Ridges and Furrows Web site. Available online. URL: http://www. ridgesandfurrows.homestead.com. Accessed December 30, 2007. At this Web site fingerprint examiners and the general public may access information relating to the field of fingerprint examination.
Saferstein, Richard. Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson/Prentice Hall Press, 2007. This text contains chapters on fingerprints and firearms that provide useful additional information on these disciplines.
Swanson, Charles R., N. C. Chamelin, Robert Taylor, and Leonard Territo. Criminal Investigation. 9th ed. New York: McGraw Hill, 2006. This text contains additional information on the development and state of the art of both fingerprint identification and firearms identification.
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