A partial fingermark has been recovered from a crime scene, and a fingerprint has been taken from a suspect.
Could the partial fingerprint have been left by the suspect? Why?
CONTROL FINGERPRINT FROM SUSPECT
(with PARTIAL OVERLAY)
PARTIAL FINGERPRINT FROM CRIME SCENE
Yes, the partial fingermark could have been left by the suspect. There are 5 points of minutial correspondence and the ridge densities of the partial and control prints are equivalent in the area of overlay.
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