The recovery of latent fingermarks from evidence exposed to ionizing radiation

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Show simple item record Colella, M Parkinson, A Evans, T Lennard, CJ Roux, CP 2010-05-28T09:45:16Z 2009-01
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Forensic Sciences, 2009, 54 (3), pp. 1 - 8
dc.identifier.issn 0022-1198
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract Continual reports of illicit trafficking incidents involving radioactive materials have prompted authorities to consider the likelihood of forensic evidence being exposed to radiation. In this study, we investigated the ability to recover latent fingermark evidence from a variety of substrates that were exposed to ionizing radiation. Fingermarks deposited on common surfaces, including aluminum, glass, office paper, and plastic, were exposed to doses ranging from 1 to 1000 kGy, in an effort to simulate realistic situations where evidence is exposed to significant doses of radiation from sources used in a criminal act. The fingermarks were processed using routine fingermark detection techniques. With the exception of glass and aluminum substrates, radiolysis had a considerable effect on the quality of the developed fingermarks. The damage to ridge characteristics can, in part, be attributed to chemical interactions between the substrate and the components of the fingermark secretions that react with the detection reagents.
dc.publisher Blackwell Publishing Ltd
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1111/j.1556-4029.2009.01016.x
dc.title The recovery of latent fingermarks from evidence exposed to ionizing radiation
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Journal of Forensic Sciences
dc.journal.volume 3
dc.journal.volume 54
dc.journal.number 3 en_US
dc.publocation USA en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 8 en_US SCI.Faculty of Science en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 069901 Forensic Biology
dc.personcode 0000016451
dc.personcode 960382
dc.percentage 100 en_US Forensic Biology en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords forensic science
dc.description.keywords radiological forensics
dc.description.keywords latent fingermarks
dc.description.keywords fingermark detection techniques
dc.description.keywords ionizing radiation
dc.description.keywords chemical
dc.description.keywords biological
dc.description.keywords radiological
dc.description.keywords nuclear forensics
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Science
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Forensic Science
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
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utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)
utslib.collection.history School of Chemistry and Forensic Science (ID: 339)

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