Albany Times Union: Fingerprint Test Can Reveal Person’s Sex

Can a fingerprint reveal a person’s sex? A forensic scientist at the University at Albany says he has made a test to determine with 99 percent accuracy if a fingerprint belongs to a man or woman. Lee Kindlon, an Albany criminal defense lawyer, said, “there’s a lot of questions I think that still need to be answered and tested in the real world. I am skeptical when people talk about fingerprints at a crime scene. Real crime scenes are dirty and messy and covered in blood and snot and the fingerprints of 10 people. Fingerprint science is really a lot of voodoo to begin with.”