Friday, July 17, 2020

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Fingerprint Research

A new CSI tool could pinpoint when fingerprints were left behind

A suspect says it on every forensics TV show ... "Of course my fingerprints were at their house, I delivered a package to them earlier this...

Fatigue and it’s effects on examiner accuracy… A message to all fingerprint examiners and managers

Everybody would undoubtedly have experienced the effects fatigue can have on the performance of one's body to perform day-to-day functions. Whether's it's due to the...

Who gives up the most DNA?? Fingerprints or Palm Prints?

In today's world, fingerprints serve as one of the most fundamental and trusted means of identification. At crime scenes, specially trained crime scene examiners...

A burglary by the sea… How to successfully develop fingerprints exposed to sea spray

There are a number of fingerprint development techniques that can be used to develop and enhance latent fingerprints on a variety of surfaces, whether...

Drugs found in fingerprints using mass spectrometry

Tiny trace amounts of cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin can be found on fingerprints using mass spectrometry, according to a new study. The advanced technique can...

Using a smoothie supplement to dust for fingerprints

One of the greatest challenges facing crime scene examiners at the crime scene in developing fingermarks using conventional powders is selecting a powder that has...

Obtaining DNA from fingermarks

DNA fingerprinting was first developed in 1985 at the UK’s University of Leicester, but generally needs more than a fingerprint to work – it relies...

The Wrinkles On Raisins Can Teach Us A Lot About Fingerprints

The humble raisin doesn't usually inspire much thought (beyond pondering the ethics of their occasional chocolate chip impersonation), but scientists at MIT have spent...

Fingered out: Gene that causes people to be born without fingerprints discovered

Notorious 1930s gangster John Dillinger was willing to suffer excruciating pain to burn his fingerprints off with acid so they could not be used...

Fingerprints ‘breakthrough’ for wildlife crime investigators

Scientists say they have made a forensic breakthrough in the fight against wildlife crime. A team from Dundee has been able to recover fingerprints from...

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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...

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...

Presenting Fingerprint Comparisons in Court using Forensic Comparison Software

This video gives the fingerprint technician some ideas on how to present a Fingerprint Comparison result to the court that looks professional. To accomplish this...

New modified fingerprint chemical that fluoresces touch DNA on clothing

In sexual assault and burglary investigations, the recovery of DNA from items that have been handled by the suspect is very important....
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