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NCJ Number: 220892 Find in a Library
Title: Laser Technology--Revolutionizing CSI Work
Journal: Forensic Magazine  Volume:4  Issue:5  Dated:October/November 2007  Pages:30,32,34,36
Author(s): Christopher J. Guffey
Date Published: October 2007
Page Count: 4
Type: Report (Technical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article discusses how laser technology locates more evidence in less time and generates higher quality of data compared to any other technology in the field of crime scene investigative work.
Abstract: Lasers have long provided superior trace evidence recovery capabilities to large or well funded law enforcement agencies. It is believed that the newest generation of hand held lasers delivers the combination of affordability, ease of use, and one-sweep capability that will make them both accessible and indispensable to all agencies. This new type of lightweight, portable green laser can capture all possible evidence types (serological prints, fibers, accelerants, and more) with greater sensitivity and efficacy than multiple conventional sweeps with filters. The new laser requires virtually no operational or optimization training, meaning that crime scenes can be processed sooner, faster, and more economically than ever before. This article discusses how the laser delivers these benefits and shows some crime scene reconstruction data representative of two recent cases, a juvenile rape case and a breaking and entering case.
Main Term(s): Laser fingerprint detection
Index Term(s): Crime laboratories; Crime Scene Investigation; Evidence identification; Fingerprint detection techniques; Science and Technology
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