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Recovering Bloody Fingerprints from Skin

A recently published paper featured in the Journal of Forensic Identification has explored the use of a number of well-known blood developing reagents in an...

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...

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