Touch ID is a feature introduced by Apple to many of their iPhone, iPad and MacBook products. It is an advanced technology that uses a capacitive touch or capacitive sensing. The feature allows the user to unlock their device with just the touch of thumb or finger, based on the principle that their fingerprint is individual to them so only they should be able to unlock it
Only a few years ago biometric identification systems were considered spy-level pieces of technology, yet now they are used more and more frequently throughout everyday life. Especially to unlock technical devices and guarantee secure access to properties and many more.
The ability to extract and create a DNA profile is one of the most valuable tools in forensic investigation. It allows a sample of biological material (such as blood, semen, tissue) collected from a crime to be almost unequivocally linked to the person of whom it originated from.
Due to polymorphic nature of DNA, the probability of finding two people with the same genetic profile is incredibly unlikely.
In the past, fingerprints on fabric have been very difficult to visualise due to the porous nature of the surface, especially to a quality that would be required if presented as evidence in court. Physical development methods do not work with porous surfaces, so chemical methods have been used with fabrics.
The FBI provides a service which gives individuals an identity history summary using their ‘fingerprint card’. What this proves is the individual’s criminal history, if there are any crimes committed. If any crimes are found to be related to that individual then details including: agency that submitted the fingerprints, date of arrest, the arrest charge and disposition of the arrest can be found on the identity history summary