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Finger Prints as a Means of Identification (1892)


In 1892 Victorian polymath, geographer, meteorologist, explorer, statistician, psychometrician, and proto-geneticist Francis Galton published a detailed statistical model of fingerprint analysis and identification, and encouraged their use in forensic science in his book, Finger Prints published in London.