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NCJ Number: NCJ 242714     Find in a Library
Title: Pretreatment Processing for Nonporous Items Coated with Gasoline
Author(s): Rhiannon Daniel
  Journal: Journal of Forensic Identification  Volume:63  Issue:2  Dated:March/April 2013  Pages:165 to 173
Date Published: 04/2013
Page Count: 9
  Annotation: This article discusses the need to pretreat surfaces coated with gasoline for subsequent successful latent fingerprint processing.
Abstract: Although methods exist for the processing of oil or grease prints on items of evidence, it has proven problematic and most often ill-fated to develop fingerprints on items of evidence that have been completely coated with petroleum-based products. Attempts to safely remove the contaminant, while preserving and developing the underlying fingerprints, have had little or no success. Experimentation demonstrated that heptane can effectively remove a petroleum product, such as gasoline, from nonporous surfaces, thus preparing the surface for subsequent successful latent print processing with currently accepted methods for the development of oil and grease prints. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Fingerprint classification
Index Term(s): Fingerprints ; Automated fingerprint processing ; Evidence identification and analysis ; Evidence ; Latent fingerprints ; Forensics/Forensic Sciences ; Fingerprint image quality ; DNA fingerprinting ; Fingerprint detection techniques
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Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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