More Options

Show Print-Only Articles

Simon A. Cole

Simon Cole is an associate professor of criminology, law, and society at the University of California, Irvine. He is the author of Suspect Identities: A History of Fingerprinting and Criminal Identification (Harvard University Press, 2001) and numerous articles about fingerprinting, and he has testified as an expert witness on the validity of fingerprint identification. He is member of the American Judicature Society's Commission on Forensic Science and Public Policy.

Available in the Print Edition. Subscribe Here.

The Fingerprint Controversy

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 31.4, July / August 2007


Astonishingly, one of the most trusted forms of forensic evidence, fingerprint identification, has yet to be validated.

Page 1 of 1 pages