Forensic science and fingerprints Health This free course, Forensic science and fingerprints, covers how science can make fingerprints easier to study, how they are used in court and some of the questions about the extent to which fingerprint identification is sound and scientific. Students will learn the principles used in classifying and matching fingerprints (often called marks). The Open University The Open University Course text/html S187_1 S187_1 en-GB Copyright © 2016 The Open University Archive