Fingerprint identification is the most efficient, rapid, and cost-effective forensic identification modality. Postmortem Fingerprinting and Unidentified Human Remains is a consolidated and thorough guide to the recovery, identification, and management of unidentified postmortem fingerprint records - topics from postmortem fingerprint processing to database submission and case management are discussed. Additionally, a postmortem processing workflow is described, which delineates various basic and advanced fingerprint recovery techniques used to acquire examination-quality records. Furthermore, Postmortem Fingerprinting and Unidentified Human Remains discusses the complexity of antemortem fingerprint databases and how to access each database for humanitarian purposes, bringing a modern value perspective to the topic.
"This concise, well-illustrated book delivers per its title. It is logically organized… the author should be congratulated on collecting together the various methods of taking and comparing fingerprints obtained post mortem. A basis for research is well-founded in this volume."-- Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, April 13, 2014
"Overall this text provides a useful resource and working manual to those working in the identification of human remains."— Ruth Buckley, CSEye (The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences)