Special Circumstances

Deformed or missing fingers

If the finger is deformed, every attempt should be made to record the fingerprint in both the rolled and plain impression blocks. Prior to scanning with FbF LiveScan software, click the button above the finger in question on the image of the hands on the top left of the screen. A drop-down menu appears and you can select the condition. Selections include: amputation, partial amputation, and unable to print. The record is automatically updated and the live scan will skip that finger(s) during the printing process.

Missing fingers are fingers physically present but cannot be recorded at the time of capture due to injury.

Fully amputated fingers

An amputated finger occurs when the finger’s first joint is no longer physically present. Prior to scanning with FBF LiveScan, click the button above the finger in question on the image of the hands on the top left of the screen. A drop-down menu appears and you can select ‘Amputation’ as the condition. The record is automatically updated and the live scan will skip that finger(s) during the printing process.

Tip-amputated fingers

If a portion of the first joint is present, record the available fingerprint pattern area in both the rolled and plain impression blocks. You may also annotate that the finger is tip-amputated

Extra fingers

When fingerprinting an individual with an extra finger, record only the thumb and the next four fingers. Do not record the extra finger as either a rolled or plain impression.

Scarred fingers

Record scarred fingers in both the rolled and plain impressions without a notation.

Worn fingerprints

An individual, by the nature of their work or age, may have very thin or worn ridges in the pattern area. Apply light pressure to record these types of fingerprint impressions. A technique known as “milking the finger” can be used to raise the fingerprint ridges prior to printing. This technique involves applying pressure or rubbing the fingers in a downward motion from palm to fingertip.

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