Volume 46, Issue 4 (July 2001)

    Fingerprinting the Deceased: Traditional and New Techniques

    (Received 17 April 2000; accepted 15 August 2000)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    Identification of the deceased is an important task in medicolegal investigations. Fingerprints rank as the most widely used identification method, although obtaining the prints from the cadaver is not always easily accomplished. Various techniques for fingerprinting decomposed, mummified, and burn victims have been suggested in the literature. In the present review, the diverse fingerprinting procedures implemented for cadavers in various conditions, with an emphasis on mummified fingers, are presented.


    Author Information:

    Grande, A
    Scientific Police Service, Medicolegal Investigation Section, Italian Police, Rome,

    Tancredi, DM
    Scientific Police Service, Medicolegal Investigation Section, Italian Police, Rome,

    Hiss, J
    National Centre of Forensic Medicine, Tel Aviv,

    Penalver, J
    National Police Corps, Almeria,

    Kahana, T
    Division of Identification and Forensic Science (DIFS), Israel Police, Headquarters, Jerusalem,


    Stock #: JFS15067J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS15067J

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    Title Fingerprinting the Deceased: Traditional and New Techniques
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