Eric Ray and Glenn Langenburg review a new paper that’s been long in the making. “The permanence of friction ridge skin and persistence of friction ridge skin and impressions: A comprehensive review and new results” by Monson, et al. was recently published in Forensic Science International. The paper details the persistence and permanence of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd level detail over multiple years. There are important takeaways from the paper although it isn’t quite the level of the FBI/Noblis papers. So let’s see what the guys think.
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