The detection and enhancement of latent fingermarks on porous surfaces - a survey

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Show simple item record Wallace - Kunkel, Christie en_US Roux, Claude en_US Lennard, Christopher en_US Stoilovic, Milutin en_US 2009-06-26T04:10:52Z 2009-06-26T04:10:52Z 2004 en_US
dc.identifier 2004001630 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Wallace - Kunkel Christie et al. 2004, 'The detection and enhancement of latent fingermarks on porous surfaces - a survey', International Association for Identification, vol. 54, no. 6, pp. 687-705. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0895-173X en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract Fingerprints are a common form of evidence at crime scenes and can be developed at a crime scene by powdering or by the application of physiochemical methods, such as spray reagents and cyanoacrylate fuming. Research in new ninhydrin analogues has led to the discovery of the fingerprint development potential of 1,2-indanedione. The potential of 1,2-indanedione for latent fingerprint detection on porous surfaces is extremely strong. In this study a survey was conducted of state police laboratories in Australia and New Zealand, as well as members of major fingerprint research groups and laboratories in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Europe to determine the type and frequency of use of fingerprint reagents applied to porous surfaces and to determine the fingerprint community?s awareness and experiences with 1,2-indanedione. Responses to the survey were received from 34 agencies consisting of 28 laboratories from 9 different countries. Survey results indicate that ninhydrin and DFO continue to be the most accepted and commonly used reagents. In total, 11 different reagents were reported to be in use to detect and enhance latent fingermarks on porous surfaces. In addition, even though most fingerprint technicians had heard of the reagent, 1,2-indanedione, only 28 percent had used it in casework. Survey results support the need for systematic research on new or improved fingerprint reagents and detection procedures. en_US
dc.publisher International Association for Identification en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon NA en_US
dc.title The detection and enhancement of latent fingermarks on porous surfaces - a survey en_US
dc.parent Journal of Forensic Identification en_US
dc.journal.volume 54 en_US
dc.journal.number 6 en_US
dc.publocation USA en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 687 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 705 en_US SCI.Chemistry and Forensic Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 039900 en_US
dc.personcode 97089890 en_US
dc.personcode 960382 en_US
dc.personcode 0000016451 en_US
dc.personcode 0000020089 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US Other Chemical Sciences en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.description.keywords Evidence identificatn and analysis/ ; Suspect identification ; Latent fingerprints ; Forensic sciences ; Fingerprint detection techniques en_US

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