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Old fingerprints on guns and knives recovered with groundbreaking technique

Fingerprints are incredibly difficult to retrieve from metallic surfaces and disintegrate after a fortnight.

Adam Long, undergraduate programme coordinator for forensic science at the University of Derby

Adam Long, undergraduate programme coordinator for forensic science at the University of Derby

Date - 21st September 2018
By - Sophie Garrod - Police Oracle
Researchers have developed a breakthrough identification technique which helps develop fingermarks after prolonged periods of time. Up until now, fingerprint techniques used by forensic scientists have always found metal surfaces such as knives and...
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