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NCJ Number: NCJ 242079     Find in a Library
Title: Comparison of Ortho-Tolidine and Amido Black for Development of Blood-Based Fingerprints on Skin
Author(s): Alexandre Beaudoin
  Journal: Journal of Forensic Identification  Volume:62  Issue:6  Dated:November/December 2012  Pages:588 to 602
Date Published: 12/2012
Page Count: 15
  Annotation: This study examined the use of ortho-tolidine and amido black for the visualization of blood-based fingerprints on skin.
Abstract: After comparing the results obtained with ortho-tolidine and amido black for the visualization of blood-based fingerprints on pig skin, this study determined that ortho-tolidine, despite its highly toxic nature, remains the best technique to use. After testing various solutions, the study determined that the solution containing sodium perborate and the remainder of a luminol solution were successful at cleaning blood stained by amido black on nonporous surfaces. These two solutions were then tested on the pig skin. Some cleaning could be achieved on pig skin after a maximum of one to two minutes after treatment, leaving a faint, bruiselike stain on the skin. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Suspect identification ; Latent fingerprints ; Blood stains ; Fingerprint detection techniques
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Type: Report (Study/Research)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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