Ridge Width Correlations between Inked Prints and Powdered Latent Fingerprints

Josep De Alcaraz-Fossoul, Carme Barrot-Feixat, Sara C. Zapico, Michelle Mancenido, Jennifer Broatch, Katherine A. Roberts, Clara Carreras-Marin, Jack Tasker

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Abstract

A methodology to estimate the time of latent fingerprint deposition would be of great value to law enforcement and courts. It has been observed that ridge topography changes as latent prints age, including the widths of ridges that could be measured as a function of time. Crime suspects are commonly identified using fingerprint databases that contain reference inked tenprints (flat and rolled impressions). These can be of interest in aging studies as they provide baseline information relating to the original (nonaged) ridges’ widths. In practice, the age of latent fingerprints could be estimated following a comparison process between the evidentiary aged print and the corresponding reference inked print. The present article explores possible correlations between inked and fresh latent fingerprints deposited on different substrates and visualized with TiO2. The results indicate that the ridge width of flat inked prints is most similar to fresh latent fingerprints, and these should be used as the comparison standard for future aging studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1085-1091
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Forensic Sciences
Volume63
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2018

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Keywords

  • aging
  • forensic science
  • latent fingerprint
  • ridge width
  • tenprint
  • titanium dioxide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Genetics

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De Alcaraz-Fossoul, J., Barrot-Feixat, C., Zapico, S. C., Mancenido, M., Broatch, J., Roberts, K. A., ... Tasker, J. (2018). Ridge Width Correlations between Inked Prints and Powdered Latent Fingerprints. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 63(4), 1085-1091. https://doi.org/10.1111/1556-4029.13656

Ridge Width Correlations between Inked Prints and Powdered Latent Fingerprints. / De Alcaraz-Fossoul, Josep; Barrot-Feixat, Carme; Zapico, Sara C.; Mancenido, Michelle; Broatch, Jennifer; Roberts, Katherine A.; Carreras-Marin, Clara; Tasker, Jack.

In: Journal of Forensic Sciences, Vol. 63, No. 4, 01.07.2018, p. 1085-1091.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

De Alcaraz-Fossoul, J, Barrot-Feixat, C, Zapico, SC, Mancenido, M, Broatch, J, Roberts, KA, Carreras-Marin, C & Tasker, J 2018, 'Ridge Width Correlations between Inked Prints and Powdered Latent Fingerprints', Journal of Forensic Sciences, vol. 63, no. 4, pp. 1085-1091. https://doi.org/10.1111/1556-4029.13656
De Alcaraz-Fossoul, Josep ; Barrot-Feixat, Carme ; Zapico, Sara C. ; Mancenido, Michelle ; Broatch, Jennifer ; Roberts, Katherine A. ; Carreras-Marin, Clara ; Tasker, Jack. / Ridge Width Correlations between Inked Prints and Powdered Latent Fingerprints. In: Journal of Forensic Sciences. 2018 ; Vol. 63, No. 4. pp. 1085-1091.
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