Fingerprint evidence can be one of the best forms of evidence for linking a person to a particular item of evidence. Fingerprint evidence comes in three forms:
Processing with black powder is one example of how latent fingerprints can be developed.
Virtually any item of physical evidence can be processed for fingerprints if the right procedures are applied. At Knox & Associates, we can process all types of physical evidence for fingerprints using a variety of mechanical and chemical methods. Our experts have decades of experience processing physical evidence.
This fingerprint was developed using orange fluorescent powder and a SIRCHIE® megaMAXX™ alternate light source at 455 nm.
Footwear impression evidence can be extremely valuable to an investigation. Proper documentation and collection of this evidence is critical. Knox & Associates can locate, document, and collect all types of footwear impression evidence. Knox & Associates can locate latent footwear impression evidence using such techniques as light energy application and electrostatic dust print lifters.
This footwear impression was not visible until oblique lighting was applied.