The Use of an Adhesive Lifter and pH Indicator for the Removal and Enhancement of Shoeprints in Dust

    Volume 43, Issue 1 (January 1998)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 January 1998

    Page Count: 3


    Vinokurov, A
    Scientific officers, Toolmarks and Material Laboratory, Division of Identification and Forensic Science, Israel Police Headquarters, Jerusalem,

    Glattstein, B
    Scientific officers, Toolmarks and Material Laboratory, Division of Identification and Forensic Science, Israel Police Headquarters, Jerusalem,

    Shor, Y
    Scientific officers, Toolmarks and Material Laboratory, Division of Identification and Forensic Science, Israel Police Headquarters, Jerusalem,

    (Received 11 March 1997; accepted 6 June 1997)

    Abstract

    The use of a white adhesive lifter to remove footwear imprints in dust and their subsequent enhancement with a pH indicator is described. Two cases in which shoeprints were recovered using this method are presented. It was found that this method is superior to that of gel lifting.


    Paper ID: JFS16108J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS16108J

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    Title The Use of an Adhesive Lifter and pH Indicator for the Removal and Enhancement of Shoeprints in Dust
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