A review of fingerprint recovery within an arson crime scene

O'Hagan, A. ORCID: 0000-0001-5361-8320 and Banham, R.B., 2018. A review of fingerprint recovery within an arson crime scene. Forensic Research & Criminology International Journal, 6 (5), pp. 315-325. ISSN 2469-2794

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Fingerprints have been used in criminal investigations in the United Kingdom since 1902. Many advances in research and technology have improved current opportunities for fingerprint recovery at crime scenes. Possibly due to the lack of training and research, the recoverability of fingerprints in a fire scene are undervalued and misunderstood. There is a widespread misconception that fire will destroy all fingerprint evidence. Evaluation of current literature available has shown that fingerprints can indeed be recovered with excellent results. Fire scenes, in particular deliberate or arson, can be examined with reference to the elevated temperature conditions at each stage and the understanding of the soot removal techniques is paramount to the investigation process. Further research is required to make advancement in fire scene fingerprint recovery.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Forensic Research & Criminology International Journal
Creators: O'Hagan, A. and Banham, R.B.
Publisher: MedCrave Online Journals
Date: 4 September 2018
Volume: 6
Number: 5
ISSN: 2469-2794
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 25 Oct 2018 11:03
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2018 11:03
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URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/34735

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