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Table 1 The fingermark quality scale used in the assessment of developed fingermarks

From: Recovery of latent fingermarks from burial environments

Grade Description
0 No visible mark
1 Poor quality, very few visible ridges
2 Poor quality, some ridge detail visible or partial mark with limited characteristics
3 Reasonable quality, ridge detail and some characteristics visible, identification possible
4 Good quality mark, ridge detail and characteristics visible, probable identification
5 Excellent quality, full mark very clear, identification assured