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Fingerprints are the patterned residues of skin contact with an item. In law, they are used generally found as evidence to identify a person via forensic means.

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Can you get your fingerprints removed from the FBI database?

Can you get your fingerprints removed from the FBI database after a background check? The FBI website says, "NGI will remove the retained civil fingerprints should the submitting agency request ...
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Is there a legal way to opt-out of submitting fingerprints for professional licensing?

I am interested in taking the CPA exam. One of the requirements to take the test is have my fingerprints taken, ostensibly to verify my identity at the testing center. (
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Why is signature used to sign contracts and not fingerprints?

Personal signature is used to sign contracts. However it is impossible to prove the veracity of a signature, i.e. graphology is not scientific (see Why ...
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The role of fingerprints in criminal investigations [closed]

We've seen how important fingerprints are in Hollywood crime movies. But what about in real life? I mean objects could've been touched by ten people before and after the criminal. Additionally, many ...
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US Office of Biometric Identity Management: statutory and regulatory authority?

The US records fingerprints of foreign visitors using a system formerly called US-VISIT, now known as the Office of Biometric Identity Management. One might think that this is done under the ...
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