Tagged: fingerprint enhancement

Fingerprints & nanotechnology - Forensic Scientist

Anna Sandiford Jun 07, 2011

Fingerprints and forensic science go back a long way – they are probably the most traditional forensic science tool that people will mention if you ask them about solving crimes.  Having said that, there have been some monumental stuff-ups when it comes to fingerprint ID; the Madrid bomb suspect misidentification springs to mind when a [...] … Read More

“Every contact leaves a trace…” - Forensic Scientist

Anna Sandiford Aug 15, 2010

Or so said Edmond Locard in the 1800s, being one of the best known forensic scientists of history.  His statement Every contact leaves a trace has been a basic tenet of forensic science for many years.  The trick has been whether or not forensic scientists can detect those traces. Well, it sounds like a new method of detecting a trace … Read More