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Lee and Gaensslen's Advances in Fingerprint Technology, Hardback Book


Reflecting new discoveries in fingerprint science, Lee and Gaensslen's Advances in Fingerprint Technology, Third Edition has been completely updated with new material and nearly double the references contained in the previous edition.

The book begins with a detailed review of current, widely used development techniques, as well as some older, historical methods.

Next, it describes more recent advances as well as novel, emerging technologies that have just begun to reach maturity.

Highlights in this edition include:Comprehensive details about work performed by the UK Home Office on the use of powders and brushesAdvances in the area of blood reagents, and the transition from previously carcinogenic peroxidase reagents to new and safer protein staining methodsThe vacuum metal deposition techniqueThe cyanoacrylate fuming processAn update on ninhydrin analogsEmerging trends in print development using nanotechnologyLatent print recovery and decontamination at scenes tainted by chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive materialsA model for quantitatively interpreting and assessing minutiae in a printMethods for digital and chemical imaging of latent printsWith contributions by a renowned group of leading forensic scientists and criminalistics experts, this valuable work presents the latest progress in fingerprint technologies, comparison, and identification.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 528 pages, Full color figures; 5 equations; 19 Tables, black and white; 197 Illustrations, color
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Forensic science
  • ISBN: 9781420088342



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