DNA and fingerprint recovery from an arson scene

O'Hagan, A. ORCID: 0000-0001-5361-8320 and Calder, R., 2020. DNA and fingerprint recovery from an arson scene. Forensic Research and Criminology International Journal, 8 (1), pp. 15-29. ISSN 2469-2794

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The different methods of both DNA and fingerprint recovery from arson scenes are analysed within this literature. Arson is often used as a mode of concealment due to the wide misconception that fire destroys fundamental evidence. Advances in recent research and technologies have meant that techniques have been developed to further aid and enhance the recovery of evidence that has been exposed to the extreme conditions of a fire. In the forefront of all fire investigations where evidence recovery is paramount, the stages of the fire should be taken into consideration and pre-eminent soot removal techniques carried out in order to expose and visualise any evidence present. Although evaluation of current literature demonstrates that exceptional results from both fingerprints and DNA exposed to fire can be obtained, through different enhancement techniques, further research and developments are required in order to ensure these essential developments are standardised and mandatory to all arson scenes.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Forensic Research and Criminology International Journal
Creators: O'Hagan, A. and Calder, R.
Publisher: MedCrave Group
Date: 2020
Volume: 8
Number: 1
ISSN: 2469-2794
Rights: ©2020 O’Hagan et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and build upon your work non-commercially.
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 24 Jan 2020 14:23
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2020 14:23
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/39071

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