Today, forensic experts and crime scene technicians can avail of a number of methods to secure latent fingerprints on exhibits. The application of chemicals has proved worthy for different types of surfaces. Thus, powder, Cyanoacrylate, Ninhydrin, Indandione etc. are part of daily routine at the crime scene as well as in the lab.
An elderly woman is murdered during a robbery in a small town. The crime scene unit only finds one piece of evidence with the fingerprints of the potential suspect in the whole apartment.
While investigating the exhibit in the forensic department something unfortunately goes wrong.
These days, smartphones are constant companions which serve us in all matters: whether it is the purchase of a bus ticket, the usage of social media, reading and writing emails, or the usage of another useful app which simplifies our daily life. Many prints can be found on those devices.
Somewhere in Germany, a burglar is entering a wine bank. The thief is well informed, as he only takes the most valuable treasures of the collection with him. There is a strong suspicion he could have left evidence while looking closely at other wine bottles. Indeed, there are latent prints on several rarities. Examining the latent prints is a daily routine for experienced forensic scientists.
We’re often asked if classical methods can be performed with EVISCAN. In a series of tests with international experts, we were able to prove that evidence that has already been pretreated can be secured with EVISCAN. Though that evidence is meant for conventional methods, we thought about how to further support and facilitate the working process.