Volume 24, Issue 3 (July 1979)

    Case Analysis of Fingerprint Detection by Laser

    (Received 17 October 1978; accepted 7 February 1979)

    Published Online: July


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    Laser detection of fingerprints, as described in an earlier paper [1], entails exposure of crime scene exhibits to laser light and photography (or direct viewing) of any fingerprints thereby induced. The Ontario Provincial Police Force has initiated laser examination of exhibits for fingerprints to evaluate the effectiveness of this technique and to obtain additional data that might further exploit the luminescence of fingerprints on materials under examination. Glass, metal, wood, cloth, stone, and plastic exhibits were examined for fingerprints under laser light. Many of these surfaces yielded localized luminescence that may or may not have been the result of fingerprint deposit.

    Author Information:

    Dalrymple, BE
    Forensic analyst, Ontario Provincial Police, Toronto, Ontario

    Stock #: JFS10873J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10873J

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    Title Case Analysis of Fingerprint Detection by Laser
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30