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Fingerprint Research

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...

Fingerprint breakthrough in determining sequence of deposition of fingerprints on printed paper

For more than a century, fingerprints have been crucial to the investigation of crime and are still responsible for more identifications than DNA evidence.  Now,...

Nanoparticles give up forensic secrets

A group of researchers from Switzerland has thrown light on the precise mechanisms responsible for the impressive ability of nanoparticles to detect fingermarks left...

Fingerprints Could Glow for Future Forensics

Fingerprints are not just important in forensics and the identification of people; they can also be used for security clearance, access control, and the...

Why Some People Don’t Develop Fingerprints

In 2007, a Swiss woman in her late 20s had an unusually hard time crossing the U.S. border. Customs agents could not confirm her...

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...

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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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