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The use of Automated Fingerprint Identification System in identifying fraudulent voters’ registration in Lesotho

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dc.contributor.advisor Van Graan, Johannes Gerhardus
dc.contributor.advisor Olivier, Nicolaas Jacobus Campher
dc.contributor.author Chigando, Lesole John
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-20T08:52:31Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-20T08:52:31Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/26475
dc.description.abstract The research was prompted by constant criticism of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) because of its poor voter registration and voters’ roll. Free and fair elections are the strong arm of democracy. The identified research problem was investigated by means of qualitative research. A thorough literature study from various sources of information, a case file analysis and structured interviews were used to gather the required data. The interviews were conducted with fingerprint experts, a data processor and constituency electoral assistants from the Lesotho Mounted Police Service, the National Identity and Civil Registry at the Ministry of Home Affairs and the IEC respectively. It was found that using fingerprints and the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) can assist in investigations and in combating voter’s fraud, as fingerprints are unique. AFIS can be utilised for various purposes by institutions in the private and public sectors. Like any apparatus, AFIS has its own strengths and weaknesses. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (120 leaves) : illustrations (chiefly color) en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Automated Fingerprint Identification System en
dc.subject Fingerprint en
dc.subject Identification en
dc.subject Investigation en
dc.subject.ddc 363.258096885
dc.subject.lcsh Fingerprints -- Identification -- Lesotho -- Case studies en
dc.subject.lcsh Fingerprints -- Data processing -- Lesotho -- Case studies en
dc.subject.lcsh Biometric identification -- Lesotho -- Case studies en
dc.subject.lcsh Elections -- Corrupt practices -- Lesotho -- Case studies en
dc.subject.lcsh Criminal investigation -- Lesotho -- Case studies en
dc.subject.lcsh Automated Fingerprint Identification System en
dc.title The use of Automated Fingerprint Identification System in identifying fraudulent voters’ registration in Lesotho en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Criminology and Security Science en
dc.description.degree M. Tech. (Forensic investigation)


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