Phenomenon of Genesis of Papillae Pattern Prints on Human Skin

Annika Lall, Aelita Zīle

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Papillae pattern prints play an essential role in identification of a person. However,
their presence on the object found at the scene does not mean that the identified person
committed a specific crime or participated in the concealment of the crime. Therefore,
no less important is the object on which there are possible papillae pattern prints left,
the mechanism of formation and location of them on the object. The skin of a victim, on
which one can visualise the papillae pattern prints, can be one of such objects. However,
there is a number of factors that may affect the genesis of papillae pattern prints on human
skin that one cannot have an impact on. Identifying study and analysis of such factors
may affect testing and introduction of visualisation methods of such prints.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-58
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • skin
  • papillae pattern print
  • formation mechanism of prints

Field of Science*

  • 5.5 Law

Publication Type*

  • 1.2. Scientific article included in INT1 or INT2 category journal of ERIH database


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