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Using fire extinguishers to develop fingerprints in marijuana grow operations

A recent Canadian study published has shown some promising results in the use of dry chemical (powder) fire extinguisher for developing fresh latent fingerprints from different...

RCMP shine light on latest fingerprint-detection methods for new polymer banknotes

When the Bank of Canada started making the switch a few years ago from paper currency to the smoother polymer bills, it touted the...

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 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...

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....

Video: How to Dust for Fingerprints

The Smithsonian Channel series: Catching Killers have created an informative video to show how crime scene investigators working on the Night Stalker case try all types of fine, dry...

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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