Asked in ScienceCourt ProcedureForensic ScienceFingerprints
Why can fingerprints be used as evidence in a court?
February 27, 2011 6:33PM
Fingerprints of every person are unique. except for twins. . So fingerprints are used as evidence.
This has been established over the years as scientific fact that has never been shown to be erroneous. It is pretty much considered common knowledge in this day and age, were 100 years ago it was still not accepted. DNA evidence has only recently been accepted by the scientific community and the laws around it are still evolving. And the use of such things as teeth marks is a growing area.