The obsessive desire behind brain fingerprinting is one that has fascinated mankind for ages—the desire to ‘read someone’s mind’. This has been a tremendously popular motivation for the simple reason that it would yield terrific power in the hands of one who may accomplish it.
Investigators have been depending on fingerprint analysis to solve crimes for 100s of years. However there is no scientific way to determine how long a fingerprint has been on a surface or under what circumstances it was placed there.
A widely held but mistaken belief is that impression evidence can link the suspects to the crime. Such evidence encountered includes footwear impressions, tyre marks, and markings created by tools and similar instruments.
Forensics is not an exact science just a few misleading laboratory techniques. In this series our aim will be to expose the hoax of forensics and highlight how justice continues to be murdered on the altar of ignorance.
The simple fact is that microscopic hair analysis by a simultaneous visual comparison of different characteristics of hair samples from two different sources through a comparison microscope cannot prove the hair came from a certain individual to the exclusion of any other person.
Glass, paint or soil samples may vary from place to place. Likewise, two different signatures by the same person are never exactly alike.
It is obvious that Altaf's death in a police station in UP was cooked up to cover up the alleged torture leading to death in police custody