Fingerprint classification

Filed Under: Criminal Law

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A system of classifying fingerprints according to patterns in the friction edges on the fingers. Any person charged with or convicted of an indictable offence may be fingerprinted and photographed in accordance with the Identification of Criminals Act. Once on file, a person’s fingerprints are assigned an FPS number that appears on subsequent police reports.

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