We’re all different from one another whether it is through our DNA, our fingerprints or other physical features. Forensic scientists use these physical differences to try and identify people. We can use different parts of the body to do this. For example, from a person’s hands, we can look at their fingerprints or their knuckle creases for similarities and differences.
Download the resources below, developed by the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science at the University of Dundee, to learn all about the uniqueness of your fingerprints and how they are used in crime scene investigation. Try out the activities to understand more about your own fingerprints.