Improving the Quality of Forensic Evidence
Latent fingerprints collected at a crime scene, or on items of evidence from a crime, have been used by governments and police forces worldwide to identify suspects, victims and other persons during the past 100 years and remain the most commonly used forensic evidence to this day.
As fingerprint identification continues to expand as the premier method for identifying persons it is of the utmost importance that forensic laboratories ensure they are equipped to deal with this vital evidence as accurately and efficiently as possible.
Fingerprint Detection Products
Friction ridges contain rows of sweat pores, and sweat mixed with other body oils and dirt produces fingerprints on smooth surfaces; however these prints are not always immediately visible to the naked eye and often require high powered illumination, powder dusting, and /or chemical fuming before they can be seen and recorded.
Foster + Freemans Fingerprint Detection Products include a complete range of high powered LED and Xenon arc light sources suitable for use both at the crime scene and in the laboratory, as well as the MVC range of superglue fuming cabinets for the detection of fingerprints on items of evidence, and the SUPERfume Scene of crime cyanoacrylate fuming system.
Fingerprint detection products include:
MVC™ cyanoacrylate fuming cabinets – a range of Superglue fuming cabinets for the controlled development of latent fingerprints Read more…
SUPERfume® - Scene of crime cyanoacrylate fuming system for the detection of latent fingerprints Read more…
Fingerprint Enhancement, Examination, and Recording Products
It is often the case that a fingerprint retrieved at a crime scene is incomplete, in these circumstances the fingerprint expert must turn to a powerful instrument such as the Foster + Freeman DCS 4 workstation in order to convert the fragmented ridges and whorls of a partial print into valid evidence fit for courtroom presentation.
With a comprehensive suite of enhancement techniques including high resolution imaging, multi-wavelength lighting, and a powerful range of software tools, Foster + Freeman products offer the expert fingerprint examiner a complete solution for the capture, examination , matching, and presentation of fingerprints.
Fingerprint recording and identification products include:
DCS 4® - A dedicated workstation for the recording and image enhancement of latent fingerprints Read more…
Russell Comparator® - An optical projector for the visual comparison of record and recovered fingerprints Read more…