|Posted on Monday, January 15, 2001 - 01:28 pm: ||
Dear A.M. Reid,
A latent finger or palm print may have remained identifiable in the conditions you mentioned.
You are preaching to the choir though, insofar as telling folks at this website that you are disappointed in the police "helping criminals" by filtering what crime scenes get processed based on monetary value. At the FAQ's I stated reality. Fingerprint experts wish that all agencies were funded to permit response to 100% of all crime scenes, with adequate manpower so that that the time it takes to do the best job at every crime scene is not a consideration.
Fingerprint experts are for the most part public servants. We are government employees, and thus your employees. We are limited by the funding you provide for our activities. Please contact your government representatives and urge more spending (even if it means raising your taxes) to enable the unlimited scene processing you mentioned.
|Posted on Monday, January 15, 2001 - 01:14 pm: ||
Originally posted on Thursday, November 16, 2000 - 10:07 pm:
If a window has been covered with plastic, and then a wooden board in 80 to 35 degree temps, can a fingerprint still sustain for 2-3 months if the rain did not wet the surace of the window. I read the FAQs and was dissappointed to know that the police will not take much interest if there wasn't a certain amount of monetary value involved at the time of fo burgulary. It only invites more criminal activities and the criminals seems to "know better". We must stop helping them and help our taxpaying citizens.