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NCJ Number: NCJ 242715     Find in a Library
Title: Exploring the Potential of Phosphorescent Fingerprint Powder
Journal: Journal of Forensic Identification  Volume:63  Issue:2  Dated:March/April 2013  Pages:175 to 187
Author(s): Jeff Scott
Date Published: 04/2013
Page Count: 13
Publisher: http://theiai.org 
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the potential for successfully using phosphorescent fingerprint powder while developing latent fingerprints.
Abstract: Comparisons were made between photographs of latent prints developed with phosphorescent (glow-in-the-dark) powder and photographs of latent prints develop with more traditional fluorescent techniques. In most instances, the photographs of latent prints that were developed with phosphorescent powder exhibited greater contrast. The effectiveness of tape lifting and re-processing phosphorescent prints, and using Adobe Photoshop’s digital subtraction tool on photographs of phosphorescent prints, were also examined. (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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