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NCJ Number: 113367 Find in a Library
Title: Glove Print Identification
Journal: Journal of Forensic Identification  Volume:38  Issue:1  Dated:(January-February 1988)  Pages:7-24
Author(s): G Lambourne
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 18
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This article details how glove prints obtained at a crime scene can be individualized to identify suspects.
Abstract: Constant handling of objects such as door knobs, bannisters, shop doors, and handrails transfers grease and dirt to gloves, which in turn is deposited when the gloves touch objects. As with fingerprints, glove deposits can be made visible by the skillful application of a fingerprint search powder. Gloves can also be differentiated on the basis of materials composition, assembly methods, creases and contours formed through wear, and accidental damage caused by the wearer. Some or all of these characteristics can be revealed in a glove impression left at a crime scene. This article details the individualization process for leather gloves, vinyl gloves, fabric gloves, and domestic rubber gloves. Case illustrations demonstrate how glove print individualization has been used as evidence in actual cases. 18 figures.
Main Term(s): Suspect identification
Index Term(s): Forensic sciences; Investigative techniques
Note: Presented at the 71st Annual Educational Conference of the International Association for Identification, July 1986.
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