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NCJ Number: 120415 Find in a Library
Title: Pretreatment of Latent Prints for Laser Development
Journal: Forensic Science Review  Volume:1  Issue:1  Dated:(June 1989)  Pages:43-66
Author(s): E R Menzel
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 24
Type: Report (Technical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Laser detection of latent fingerprints is discussed with emphasis on the pretreatment procedures.
Abstract: The authors enumerate both the general features of laser fingerprint detection and the operational aspects of examination of physical evidence for laser detection. A literature review is organized by pretreatment approaches. Earlier studies (pre-1981) which are cited address the demonstration of the viability of laser fingerprint detection. Post-1981 articles are concerned with difficult surface examination, compatibility with traditional fingerprint development methods, and implementation of laser methods by law enforcement agencies. 8 figures, 141 references. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Laser fingerprint detection
Index Term(s): Fingerprint image quality; Fingerprint units; Latent fingerprints
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