|Posted on Sunday, January 02, 2005 - 05:58 pm: ||
Your private crime scene processing idea is, of course, already a common thing in the non-criminal environment. The limitation in such civil procedures is that it is usually impossible to get access to automated fingerprint repositories for non-criminal investigation purposes.
Insofar as criminal investigations, you need to contact the law enforcement agencies in the areas where you seek to offer such services. The agencies with legal authority to investigate and prosecute such offenses can inform you if they are willing to accept "evidence" from you and bring it into their criminal justice channels for further processing (supplemental chemical and specialized processing only done in crime labs), for electronic processing and searching through local, state and/or national automated fingerprint repositories, etc.
|Posted on Saturday, January 01, 2005 - 07:21 pm: ||
I'm considering the offering of fingerprint lifting at crime scenes as an added service of my company "Agent Rivera" www.agentrivera.com. Many police departments do not want to spend resources in the pursuit of criminals that commit non-violent crimes. Ask however the victims of forced entry or burglary crimes and the sense of violation they feel. Given an option they would opt for fingerprint lifting and processing. Thus my question: What is the process and or limitations if any in having lifted fingerprints processed for identification?