publication . Article . Other literature type . 2009

The spectroscopic detection of drugs of abuse in fingerprints after development with powders and recovery with adhesive lifters

West, Matthew J.; Went, Michael J.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2009
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
The application of powders to fingerprints has long been established as an effective and reliable method\ud for developing latent fingerprints. Fingerprints developed in situ at a crime scene routinely undergo lifting\ud with specialist tapes and are then stored in evidence bags to allow secure transit and also to preserve the\ud chain of evidence. In a previous study we have shown that exogenous material within a fingerprint can\ud be detected using Raman spectroscopy following development with powders and lifting with adhesive\ud tapes. Other reports have detailed the use of Raman spectroscopy to the detection of drugs of abuse\ud in latent fingerprints includ...
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free text keywords: QD, Instrumentation, Analytical Chemistry, Spectroscopy, Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics, Raman band, Exogenous material, Fingerprint, Spectroscopic detection, Adhesive, Spectral subtraction, Raman spectroscopy, symbols.namesake, symbols, Chemistry
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