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Fingerprint Equipment

Technology sheds new light on fingerprints and other evidence

Forensic science manager Greg Mason calls it the Ferrari of crime scene processing. He's talking about the new full spectrum imaging systems designed to detect...

Magic Marker Pen Picks Up Hidden Fingerprints

A crime-fighting ‘magic’ marker pen that can identify the hidden properties of receipts containing fingerprint deposits within a matter of seconds is one of...

Fingerprints Lifted from Fabric

Scottish police have paired up with forensics experts from the University of Abertay Dundee to make lifting fingerprints from fabric possible for the first time....

Revolutionary fingerprint powder can reveal criminal’s sex and drug habits

A revolutionary powder claims to be able to discover what a person has eaten, what medication they’re on and even their sex, all from...

Breakthrough technology uncovers fingerprints on ATM bills and receipts

New technology could help in the fight against theft and fraud – by identifying fingerprints on old receipts and ATM bills previously hidden from...

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Trees and shrubs might reveal the location of decomposing bodies

Plants could help investigators find dead bodies. Botanists believe the sudden flush of nutrients into the soil from decomposition may affect nearby foliage. If...

Are Detectives discounting the associative value of fingerprints that fall short of an identification in their investigations?

Every day, Fingerprint Experts in every latent office across the globe examine fingermarks that they determine to fall short of an identification....

Using the NCIC Bayesian Network to improve your AFIS searches

This National Crime Information Centre (NCIC) Bayesian network is based on the statistical data of general patterns of fingerprints on the hands...

DNA decontamination of fingerprint brushes

Using fingerprint brushes across multiple crime scenes yields a high risk of DNA cross-contamination. Thankfully an Australian study has discovered a quick and easy way to safely decontaminate fingerprint brushes to prevent this contamination risk and allows the brushes to be safely reused even after multiple cleaning cycles.

Detection of latent fingerprint hidden beneath adhesive tape by optical coherence tomography

Adhesive tape is a common item which can be encountered in criminal cases involving rape, murder, kidnapping and explosives. It is often the case...
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