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Latent Prints-Physical Match

Just as no two fingerprints are the same, no two objects can break exactly the same way every time. Physical matching (sometimes called physical fit or jigsaw fit) is the most incontrovertible evidence available.

The examination is much more difficult then simply seeing if the pieces fit back together. Oftentimes the edges can become damaged. As with any form of physical evidence, a thorough examination of the evidence and a thorough knowledge and understanding of the scientific method and principles of identification are crucial in coming to the correct conclusion.

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