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Impossible Fingerprints – misinterpretation of evidence

February 01 2017

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Simon Bunter’s article: Location. Location, Location...

In this case study Simon Bunter describes how fingerprints on a security gate in a block of flats were virtually impossible to place and their relative positions were consistent with the defendant carrying the gate 10 years before it was erected.

This is one of a growing number of cases where Mr Bunter has been able to show that identified fingerprints were placed by wholly innocent means. Please feel free to read about some of his other cases in the News section of this website.

This article is printed with permission of The Fingerprint Society, a Division of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences. It was first published in Fingerprint Whorld, January 2017, Volume 42, Number 163, Pages 8-25. Permission must be sought from The Fingerprint Society for anyone wishing to reprint/publish the article.


Simon Bunter

Simon Bunter
BSc(Hons), MCSFS, ChFP (Fingerprint), FFS

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