Nano fingerprints

Benjamin J. Jones
  • Materials Today, November 2011, Elsevier
  • DOI: 10.1016/s1369-7021(11)70284-x

Looking more closely at fingerprints

What is it about?

A short summary showing how interactions down to the nanoscale (one billionth of a metre) can affect the visible development of fingerprints. Highlights work on interactions between fingerprint development methods as well as how to get added intelligence from fingerprints left at crime scenes, such as sex and drug use.

Why is it important?

Aids understanding of the way fingerprint development methods work and can help improve processes at the crime scene, leading to more fingerprints developed, better quality marks and more information form the scene - ultimately leading to improved detection rates. Part of a Home Office project

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