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Webservant (Member)
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Posted on Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 05:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Clothing is normally porous (a drop of water will soak into it).

Powder is not used on porous materials.

See guidance for processing porous material at the CBDIAI processing guide:
www.cbdiai.org/Reagents/main.html
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georgiebrown (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 02:20 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is there another way of getting fingerprints from clothes apart from powder? What is the most efficient way?
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Webmaster
Posted on Sunday, August 13, 2000 - 12:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Yes, although it is not an ideal surface, identifiable latent latent finger and palm prints (and other evidentiary impressions) have been many times developed on fabric or cloth.

The finer the weave and smoother the surface, the better the chances for success.

References:

"Fingerprints from Cloth, Latest Criminal Trap Developed by Police," SPARKS FROM THE ANVIL, August 1935, page 4

TROTTER, C.L., "Latent Fingerprints," IDENTIFICATION NEWS, NOVEMBER 1964, PAGE 12

A. Ganson, "Latent Fingerprints on Paper and Fabrics," IDENTIFICATION NEWS, FEBRUARY 1973, PAGE 3

FIORENZA, T., "Fingerprint Testimony," IDENTIFICATION NEWS, MARCH 1974, PAGE 12

COUCH, S.H., "Latent Fingerprint Processing Iodine - Silverplate Transfer Method," IDENTIFICATION NEWS, JANUARY 1977, PAGE 10

MOONEY, D.J., "Fingerprints on Human Skin," IDENTIFICATION NEWS, FEBRUARY 1977, PAGE 5

DALRYMPLE, B.E.; DUFF, J.M.; MENZEL, E.R., "Inherent Luminescence of Fingerprints by Laser," IDENTIFICATION NEWS, MAY 1977, PAGE 4

COHAN, H.J., "An Interesting Identification," IDENTIFICATION NEWS, PAGE 14, FEBRUARY 1979

GERMAN, E.R., "A Microscopic Footwear Identification On Cloth," IDENTIFICATION NEWS, page 10

Menzel, E.R., "Fingerprint Development Procedures," IDENTIFICATION NEWS, SEPTEMBER 1983, PAGE 11

LEE, H.C., Gaensslen, R.E., "Cyanoacrylate Fuming," IDENTIFICATION NEWS, JUNE 1984, PAGE 12

LEE, H.C., Gaensslen, R.E., "Electrostatic Lifting Procedure for Two-Dimensional Dustprints," IDENTIFICATION NEWS, JANUARY, 1987, PAGE 10

SAHS, P.T., "DAB: An Advancement in Blood Print Detection," J. Forensic Ident., 42(5), 1992, page 419

"New Lipid-Specific, Rare Earth-based Chemical Fingerprint Detection Method," Journal of Forensic Identification, 47(5), 1997, page 546
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Pete Smith
Posted on Friday, August 04, 2000 - 12:43 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

What is the answer to this question?
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Jane Wright
Posted on Friday, July 14, 2000 - 01:14 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Can the police get fingerprints from a victim's clothing or from fabric? I recently heard from an unreliable source that police were able to identify the perpetrator of a crime by doing this. However, I am unsure the crime even occurred and am skeptical. I have been unable to confirm or deny this in any of the literature I have read.

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