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:1. Give a short history of fingerprinting. Tell the difference between civil and criminal identification.
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:5. Show your merit badge counselor you can identify the three basic types of fingerprint patterns and their subcategories. Using your own hand, identify the types of patterns you see.
:5. Show your merit badge counselor you can identify the three basic types of fingerprint patterns and their subcategories. Using your own hand, identify the types of patterns you see.
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*[http://biometricwatch.com/Technologies/Fingerprint_recognition/fingerpr.htm Biometric Watch] Includes a brief history, and identification of the three major types.
*[http://biometricwatch.com/Technologies/Fingerprint_recognition/fingerpr.htm Biometric Watch] Includes a brief history, and identification of the three major types.
*[http://www.missingkids.com/ National Center For Missing And Exploited Children]
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*[http://www.policensw.com/info/fingerprints/finger01.html The Thin Blue Line: Fingerprinting] A detailed history of fingerprinting.
*[http://www.policensw.com/info/fingerprints/finger01.html The Thin Blue Line: Fingerprinting] A detailed history of fingerprinting.
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Revision as of 15:00, April 24, 2008

Fingerprinting merit badge
Status: Elective
Created: 1938
Discontinued: no
BSA Advancement ID:
Requirements revision: 2004
Latest pamphlet revision: 2003

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Fingerprinting requirements

  1. Give a short history of fingerprinting. Tell the difference between civil and criminal identification.
  2. Explain the difference between the automated fingerprint identification systems (AFIS) now used by some law enforcement agencies and the biometric fingerprint systems used to control access to places like buildings, airports, and computer rooms.
  3. Do the following:
    a. Name the surfaces of the body where friction or papillary ridges are found.
    b. Name the two basic principles supporting the science of fingerprints and give a brief explanation of each principle.
    c. Explain what it takes to positively identify a person using fingerprints.
  4. Take a clear set of prints using ONE of the following methods:
    a. Make both rolled and plain impressions. Make these on an 8-by-8-inch fingerprint identification card available from your local police department or counselor.
    b. Using clear adhesive tape, a pencil, and plain paper, record your own fingerprints or those of another person.
  5. Show your merit badge counselor you can identify the three basic types of fingerprint patterns and their subcategories. Using your own hand, identify the types of patterns you see.


The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Boy Scout Requirements, 2014 Edition (BSA Supply No. 33216 - SKU# 619576)

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1. Give a short history of fingerprinting. Tell the difference between civil and criminal identification.
2. Explain the difference between the automated fingerprint identification systems (AFIS) now used by some law enforcement agencies and the biometric fingerprint systems used to control access to places like buildings, airports, and computer rooms.
3. Do the following:
a. Name the surfaces of the body where friction or papillary ridges are found.
b. Name the two basic principles supporting the science of fingerprints and give a brief explanation of each principle.
c. Explain what it takes to positively identify a person using fingerprints.
4. Take a clear set of prints using ONE of the following methods:
a. Make both rolled and plain impressions. Make these on an 8-by-8-inch fingerprint identification card available from your local police department or counselor.
b. Using clear adhesive tape, a pencil, and plain paper, record your own fingerprints or those of another person.
5. Show your merit badge counselor you can identify the three basic types of fingerprint patterns and their subcategories. Using your own hand, identify the types of patterns you see.


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