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Detection of fingermarks - applicability to metallic surfaces: A literature review

Christofidis, G, Morrissey, J and Birkett, JW Detection of fingermarks - applicability to metallic surfaces: A literature review. Journal of Forensic Sciences. ISSN 0022-1198 (Accepted)

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Abstract

There are many different fingermark visualization techniques available, and the choice of methodology employed may be dependent on the surface type. This comprehensive review of the scientific literature evaluates the methodologies of fingermark enhancement methods that are applicable to metallic surfaces; optical, physical, chemical, and physicochemical methods are critically discussed. Methods that are currently used and those that have the potential to reduce the cost and time required to process evidence and increase the recovery rates are considered and are assessed against the Centre for Applied Science and Technology (CAST) and the International Fingerprint Research Group (IFRG) guidelines. The use of chemical imaging techniques in particular has increased the potential to recover fingermarks of sufficient quality for identification purposes. Presently, there appears to be a lack of detailed research pertaining to validation and thorough casework studies for fingermark enhancement techniques. Further studies incorporating these guidelines are recommended

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 0399 Other Chemical Sciences, 0699 Other Biological Sciences, 1103 Clinical Sciences
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA1001 Forensic Medicine. Medical jurisprudence. Legal medicine
Divisions: Pharmacy & Biomolecular Sciences
Publisher: Wiley
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2018 10:21
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2018 10:21
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/8289

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