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NCJ Number: 92022 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Equipment
Journal: Police Chief  Volume:50  Issue:9  Dated:(September 1983)  Pages:30,32-36,38-41
Author(s): M Kaplan; J Almog; L M Dey; T S Duncan; P H Schnabel
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 10
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Four articles discuss new equipment available for forensic field diagnostic examinations, a new film for forensic photography, use of the indium crimper in preserving evidence in driving while intoxicated (DWI) cases, and police body armor.
Abstract: The Research and Development Division of the Israel Police have developed six forensic field examination kits. These kits can indicate whether a suspect has handled explosives, can invisibly mark objects with a thin powder (No-Mark) that will stick to a person's hand upon contact and can be detected with ultraviolet light, and can spray for latent fingerprints (Onprint). Ferroprint, a reagent, has been developed to provide a visualization of a firearm's imprint on a suspect's hand, while GSR is a new sampling kit for gunshot residue particles. The last kit is used to identify bullet holes by quickly and sensitively mapping holes or deflections for the presence of copper or lead. The crime photographer will find special benefits in a new combination of film and developer: 35mm Kodak technical pan film 2415 and new Kodak Technidol LC developer. This combination will produce negatives with the finest grain and highest resolving power of any black-and-white pictorial film. Applications in daylight surveillance, the crime lab, and fingerprint and document copying are noted. The indium crimper was designed to preserve breath samples taken as evidence in DWI cases. It preserves three separate samples of the person's breath for more than 90 days. In the final article, the police chief of the Rocky Hill Police Department (Connecticut) describes his efforts to procure police body armor for every officer in the department and the armor's lifesaving features.
Index Term(s): Alcohol consumption analysis; Body armor/Personal protective equipment; Bullet hole identification; Crime scene; Evidence collection; Evidence preservation; Forensic sciences; Latent fingerprints; Photography; Police equipment; Ultraviolet techniques
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