Laser Detection of Latent Fingerprints on Skin

    Volume 27, Issue 4 (October 1982)

    ISSN: 0022-1198


    Published Online: 1 October 1982

    Page Count: 5

    Menzel, ER
    Director, Center for Forensic Studies, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

    (Received 17 October 1981; accepted 24 March 1982)


    Latent fingerprints on skin can be developed by dusting them with fluorescent powders or evaporative staining with fluorescent dyes, followed by laser examination. On dead skin, latent fingerprints could be developed by evaporative staining over time spans up to two days after deposition.

    Paper ID: JFS12210J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12210J

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    Title Laser Detection of Latent Fingerprints on Skin
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30