|Posted on Thursday, April 26, 2001 - 11:54 am: ||
Is there a hot flame method for developing latent prints?
|Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2001 - 11:17 pm: ||
Latent comes from the Latin word Latens, meaning to lie hidden.
The dictionary definition here fails to include palm/foot/toe impressions and also excludes contaminated and plastic (three dimensional) impressions.
In modern forensic science usage, latent print means any chance or accidental friction ridge (finger/palm/toe/sole) impression visible or developed at a crime scene, or on an item of evidence. This includes visible impressions (in transferred blood, ink, paint, dirt, etc.), plastic impressions (impressed in soft wax, tar, etc.) and invisible impressions which must be rendered visible by physical, chemical or electronic processes.
Click here to see an explanation of porous and nonporous surfaces.
|Posted on Saturday, March 03, 2001 - 10:09 pm: ||
Where does latent mean?