|Posted on Wednesday, March 10, 2004 - 10:24 pm: ||
A fingerprint could be developed on that surface. The most likely scenario would be development with super glue fumes, black fingerprint powder, and a lift. Some of the paint might lift off as well, but the ridges would probably still be discernable in the lift.
|Posted on Wednesday, March 10, 2004 - 06:20 pm: ||
I am writing a murder mystery. The weapon is a rock, 9" long and 5" wide. A picture is painted on the top. Can fingerprints be lifted from this surface?
Terry A. Smith
|Posted on Tuesday, April 08, 2003 - 08:41 am: ||
Lifting a print makes it portable for one thing . It's not always practical to seize the item that a fingerprint is found on and then store that item for many months - even years - awaiting a court case. So we utilize photography and and lift the print from the item if possible.
Lifting also can be an effective way of getting the print separated from multicolored background surfaces. Imagine how much more difficult it is to see those fine ridge impressions when they appear against the painted and often dotted surface of a (pop) soda can.
Lifting also allows us to mount the print on a flat surface. Now think of trying to look at a print on a small ceramic figurine with its many curved surfaces. It's much easier to follow the friction ridge impressions on a 2-dimensional surface, and it's also easier to scan, photograph etc...
Also, lifting gives you the chance (emphasis) to re-apply your development technique and possibly produce better results. Some prints develop more "cleanly" after some of the 'guck' has been taken up by the tape on the first lift attempt (I know - very scientific right) . So we'll attempt a second and third lift of the same print(s).
Hope I've shed some light on your question.
|Posted on Monday, April 07, 2003 - 04:06 pm: ||
what are the advantages of lifting latent fingerprints?
|Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2000 - 10:58 pm: ||
It is impossible or very difficult to recover identifiable latent finger and palm prints from water and similar liquids.
Skin, money, well-handled door knobs, oily guns, cloth and other surfaces present their own unique problems... but, identifiable latent prints have been recovered from all those surfaces and from many unusual surfaces... such as a single paper match, pantyhose, bedsheets, gun triggers, skin, fruit, trees, rocks, sticks, and more.
|Posted on Sunday, November 26, 2000 - 11:28 am: ||
from what surfaces can you not get fingerprints from