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Advances in Fingerprint Technology 2nd ed

ISBN13: 9780849309236
ISBN: 0849309239
Published: March 2002
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

Fingerprints constitute one of the most important categories of physical evidence, and it is among the few that can be truly individualized. During the last two decades, many new and exciting developments have taken place in the field of fingerprint science, particularly in the realm of methods for developing latent prints and in the growth of imaging and AFIS technologies.

This fully updated Second Edition of the bestseller, Advances in Fingerprint Technology, covers major developments in latent fingerprint processing, including physical, chemical, instrumental, and combination techniques. Written by a renowned group of leading forensic identification and criminalistic experts, this valuable work presents exciting progress in fingerprint technology.

New in this edition:
Latent fingerprint chemistry
Techniques directed at lipid-soluble components oMore succinct treatment of AFIS
A new procedure that applies nanocrystal technology to latent fingerprint development
A systematic, statistically-based point of view regarding the individuality of fingerprints

The History and Development of Fingerprinting.; Identification of Latent Prints.; Chemistry of Latent Fingerprints. ;Methods of Latent Fingerprint Development. ;Fingerprint Development by Ninhydrin and Its Analogues. ;Applications of Nanocrystal Technologies to Latent Fingerprint Development. ;Composition of Silver Physical Developers for Latent Print Development. ;Imaging and Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems. ;A Scientific Basis for Fingerprint Individuality.; The Expert Fingerprint Witness.