Brochure Bewijskracht van minimale vingersporen (Engels)
Fingerprints have been used in forensic identification since the end of the nineteenth century. Until recently, identifications were reported only when fingerprint examiners could find sufficient matching characteristics. As a result, many poor-quality marks that failed to meet this standard were considered useless as evidence and discarded.
Now, however, thanks to a probabilistic approach currently being applied at the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI), it is possible to specify an objective strength of evidence for even slight traces of fingers or palms.