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Suspect Identities

A History of Fingerprinting and Criminal Identification

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$32.00 • £25.95 • €29.00

ISBN 9780674010024

Publication Date: 10/30/2002

Academic Trade

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

13 halftones, 4 line illustrations, 6 tables


Related Subjects

  • Prologue: Jekylls and Hydes
  • 1. Impostors and Incorrigible Rogues
  • 2. Measuring the Criminal Body
  • 3. Native Prints
  • 4. Degenerate Fingerprints
  • 5. Fingerprinting Foreigners
  • 6. From Anthropometry to Dactyloscopy
  • 7. Bloody Fingerprints and Brazen Experts
  • 8. Dazzling Demonstrations and Easy Assumptions
  • 9. Identification at a Distance
  • 10. Digital Digits
  • 11. Fraud, Fabrication, and False Positives
  • 12. The Genetic Age
  • Epilogue: Bodily Identities
  • Notes
  • Credits
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • 2003 Rachel Carson Prize, Society for Social Studies of Science
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