Published Online: 1 July 1983
Page Count: 4
Chief, Atlanta Field Laboratory, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Atlanta, GA
Latent fingerprint examiner, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Atlanta, GA
(Received 6 August 1982; accepted 24 September 1982)
A method for developing latent fingerprints on various problem surfaces has been in demand for many years. Super Glue® fuming has met this challenge in resolving many of the frustrations of the latent fingerprint examiner. However, time is a factor that cannot be ignored and therefore this method is presented to minimize the time element between the introduction of the Super Glue in the fuming chamber and the actual development of the latent prints. Fuming is increased in a shortened period of time through the chemical reaction known as polymerization. The latent development time lapse is minimized to approximately 1h or less as opposed to several hours to several days described in the nonacclerant method.
Paper ID: JFS11573J