skip navigation


Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.


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
To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.