Short UV Luminescence for Forensic Applications: Design of a Real-Time Observation System for Detection of Latent Fingerprints and Body Fluids

    Volume 43, Issue 2 (March 1998)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 March 1998

    Page Count: 6


    Cantu, AA
    US Secret Service, Forensic Services Division, Washington, DC

    Frank, A
    Director, Division of Identification and Forensic Science (DIFS), Israel Police, National Police Headquarters, Jerusalem,

    Springer, E
    Director, Division of Identification and Forensic Science (DIFS), Israel Police, National Police Headquarters, Jerusalem,

    Almog, J
    Director, Division of Identification and Forensic Science (DIFS), Israel Police, National Police Headquarters, Jerusalem,

    Yosef, NB
    Professor of Physics, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem,

    (Received 17 March 1997; accepted 2 July 1997)

    Abstract

    An assembly that allows a pseudo real-time (one second delay) observation of latent fingerprints by their short ultraviolent luminescence was designed. It is composed of a mercuryxenon lamp and a CCD camera, both water-cooled and computer-controlled. The system is used to study the behaviour of latent fingerprints and stains of body fluids such as blood, semen and saliva under short-UV illumination.


    Paper ID: JFS16136J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS16136J

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    Title Short UV Luminescence for Forensic Applications: Design of a Real-Time Observation System for Detection of Latent Fingerprints and Body Fluids
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