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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...

DoubleLoop Podcast Interview

In May 2019, I was interviewed by Eric Ray and Glenn Langenburg for The DoubleLoop Podcast. We discussed forensics down under, some...

Terrorists Forging Fingerprints

Turkish counterterrorism units discovered a new tactic being used by Daesh militants during a raid in the Central Anatolian province of Kirsehir on Dec....

Forensic technology developed at Loughborough University will make it “impossible” for criminals to destroy fingerprint evidence

The advanced detection technique, which allows investigators to take prints from problematic exhibits, such as spent ammunition casings, was carried out in partnership with the...

Your face or fingerprint could soon replace your plane ticket

Headed on a trip? You may soon be able to ditch your boarding pass in favor of your fingers or face. Delta announced, on 31st...

Titanium dioxide additive under review, after study finds cancer links

An additive commonly used in lollies, biscuits, chewing gum and sauces has been found to initiate the early stages of cancers in animals, according...

How New Tech Knows If a Fingerprint Is ‘Alive’

It's a classic, if gruesome, staple of Hollywood action movies. The villain, desperate to gain access to the secret government vault, tricks the biometric...

In a National First, HFSC Begins Blind Testing in DNA, Latent Prints

The Houston Forensic Science Center has expanded its blind quality control program to its Forensic Biology and Latent Print sections. This unique program allows...

Found: A 7,300-Year-Old Fingerprint Left on a Shard of Clay

This faint mark on this shard of clay pottery is one of the oldest human fingerprints ever discovered. Found at an archaeological site in northern...

3D Printed Hands Test Fingerprint Scanner Accuracy

Creating a 3-D replica of someone's hand complete with all five fingerprints and breaking into a secure vault sounds like a plot from a...

Latest news

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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