Published Online: 1 July 1975
Page Count: 4
Chemist-Toxicologist, Vermont State Police Laboratory, Montpelier, Vt.
(Received 2 January 1975; accepted 15 January 1975)
The ninhydrin method of latent fingerprint development is useful, reliable, and widely accepted [1–3]. This method chemically visualizes protein and amino acid materials, which have been deposited by the friction ridges of the skin, to form a nonvolatile, rather permanent impression.
Paper ID: JFS10307J