Latent Print Processing Guide

Paperback | January 8, 2016

byStephen P. KasperEditorStephen P. Kasper

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Latent prints are chance or accidental impressions left by friction-ridge skin on a surface, regardless of whether they are visible or invisible at the time of deposition. Recognition of evidence that may contain fingerprints and the processes that can develop these latent prints is crucial in preventing valuable evidence from being left undetected. Latent Print Processing Guide goes beyond the basic police training, covering latent prints in detail and providing first responders with adequate training and guidelines. To process latent prints, examiners use various techniques including electronic, chemical, cyanoacrylate, and physical methods. Latent Print Processing Guide offers a broad understanding of latent print detection, development, and recovery, including insights on stateof-the-art technologies. Includes history of latent print identification and some of the pioneers and their contributions. Defines the differences between chemical and physical processes and explains process sequence protocols and recovery methods for different types of evidence. Chapters include: process selection, application and recovery, special considerations for specific materials, protocol sequence and process formulas, including required materials, application method, expected results, safety measures, and references. The text is written so that non-crime scene or non-crime laboratory personnel can also gain valuable information from it.

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Latent prints are chance or accidental impressions left by friction-ridge skin on a surface, regardless of whether they are visible or invisible at the time of deposition. Recognition of evidence that may contain fingerprints and the processes that can develop these latent prints is crucial in preventing valuable evidence from being le...

Steve Kasper retired as a Senior Crime Laboratory Analyst - Latent Print Section, from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Fort Myers Regional Operations Center. Prior to that he retired at the rank of Detective from the Town of Amherst Police Department, Amherst New York where he worked in the crime lab as a latent fingerprint ...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:202 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:January 8, 2016Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128035072

ISBN - 13:9780128035078

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Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1: Forensic Science of Fingerprints
Chapter 2: Developing Fingerprints
Chapter 3: Special Considerations
Chapter 4: Process Sequence Protocols
Chapter 5: The Processes
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