Study suggests there could over 1,000 fingerprint identification errors a year in the U.S.

Posted on: Wed, 09/14/2005 - 10:42 By: Tom Swiss

Are there a large number of criminal convictions based on junk science? LiveScience briefly reports on a study by UC Irvine criminologist Simon Cole, who estimates that there may be as many as 1,900 mistaken fingerprint matches a year in the U.S.