|Posted on Friday, March 11, 2005 - 01:03 pm: ||
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|Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 11:35 pm: ||
Thank you for responding Ernie. How do I discuss this outside the open forum? I am not really familiar with these sorts of boards.
The fingerprints are not meant to be admissible in court. She is just trying to find out if her daughter was in the vehicle for her own personal knowledge. The police are actually not involved in the investigation at all, for reasons that would take too long to explain.
|Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 10:34 pm: ||
Your logic on the latent processing is somewhat sound. However, your scenario has a couple of flaws, 'layperson' and 'contact'. These point to UNOFFICIAL and problems.
These and other discussions on your 'case' are best addressed outside of open forum.
|Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 09:37 pm: ||
I am a writer looking for help with a scene. I would be so grateful if someone could help me with this. I have done quite a bit of research on fingerprinting, but I am still fearful of making a glaring error.
Here's the setup:
My character (a layperson) is dusting a truck for prints. Her daughter has been kidnapped and she is looking for evidence that she might have been inside the vehicle. She is going to take the prints to a contact at the state crime lab. I believe in this siutation the truck would just be dusted with powder. Is this correct?
Also, there is an aluminum soda can on the floorboard she would also like to check for prints. I understand from my research that super glue fuming would probably be the most appropriate way to do this as she couldn't transport the can to the lab without ruining the prints. Can she do this in the field? Right now I have her putting the can inside a cardboard box, putting a few drops of super glue inside and heating it with a hot plate. Is that accurate?
And the last thing, once she transports the prints to the lab, does the examiner just visually study them? Does she put them up on a screen, enter them into a computer? I have glossed over this so far, but would very much like to describe the process.
Thank you so much anyone that answers this post. I have called a couple of places for info, but everyone acted like I was nuts.