Comparison of vacuum metal deposition and powder suspension for recovery of fingerprints on wetted nonporous surfaces

Niamh Nic Daéid, Stephanie Carter, Kenny Laing

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This paper reports a study comparing vacuum metal deposition and white powder suspension as techniques for the recovery of fingerprints from wetted nonporous dark substrates. Powder suspension proved to be an effective, simple-to-use, cost-effective, and quick technique.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)600-613
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Forensic Identification
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2008


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