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  NCJ Number: NCJ 241755     Find in a Library
  Title: New Insight Into the Chemical Enhancement of Shoeprints in Blood on Non-Porous Surfaces
  Author(s): Theo Velders
  Journal: Identification Canada  Volume:35  Issue:3  Dated:September 2012  Pages:80 to 102
  Date Published: 09/2012
  Page Count: 23
  Annotation: This research explores the possibilities to improve visualization of blood traces, after they were detected with luminol.
  Abstract: Shoeprints and fingerprints placed in blood on non-porous substrates are usually treated with chemicals to achieve a better contrast of the blood traces against the substrate. The subject of this research was to explore the possibilities to improve visualization of blood traces, after they were detected with luminol, by exposing them to other chemicals, such as leucocrystal violet, acid yellow 7, and/or Hungarian Red. The results show that leuocrystal violet appears to be a less suitable chemical to enhance visibility of blood impressions on non-porous substrates. (Published Abstract)
  Main Term(s): Forensics/Forensic Sciences
  Index Term(s): Shoe prints and tire tracks ; Investigative techniques ; Blood stains ; Foreign criminal justice research
  Type: Report (Study/Research)
  Country: Canada
  Language: English
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