The Science of Fingerprinting

Josie Klakström
8 min readJul 10, 2020
Photo by Melchior Damu on Unsplash

Fingerprints have been relied on by the justice system for years, but where did it start, and what happens when the science is wrong?

Tour any museum today and behind the glass will be ancient ceramics and pottery, off-limits to children’s sticky fingers and the wear and tear from passing spectators. But look closely and those treasures will still be adorned with fingerprints. These are from the hands that made…

Josie Klakström

Josie is a freelance journo who writes about writing, true crime, culture and marketing.