The recovery of latent fingermarks from evidence exposed to ionizing radiation

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dc.contributor.author Colella, M
dc.contributor.author Parkinson, A
dc.contributor.author Evans, T
dc.contributor.author Lennard, CJ
dc.contributor.author Roux, CP
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-28T09:45:16Z
dc.date.issued 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.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/8757
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.subject forensic science, radiological forensics, latent fingermarks, fingermark detection techniques, ionizing radiation, chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear forensics, Legal & Forensic Medicine
dc.subject forensic science; radiological forensics; latent fingermarks; fingermark detection techniques; ionizing radiation; chemical; biological; radiological; nuclear forensics; Legal & Forensic Medicine
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
dc.cauo.name SCI.Faculty of Science en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 069901 Forensic Biology
dc.personcode 10202950 en_US
dc.personcode 0000052651 en_US
dc.personcode 0000052652 en_US
dc.personcode 0000016451 en_US
dc.personcode 960382 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Forensic Biology en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords en_US
dc.description.keywords forensic science; radiological forensics; latent fingermarks; fingermark detection techniques; ionizing radiation; chemical; biological; radiological; nuclear forensics 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
dc.staffid 960382 en_US
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Science
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Science/School of Chemistry and Forensic Science
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Forensic Science


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