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Development of latent Dermal Ridges present on Fruits and Vegetables

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Amity institute of Forensic Sciences, Amity University, Sec-125, Noida, UP, INDIA

Res. J. Forensic Sci., Volume 2, Issue (3), Pages 1-4, November,29 (2014)


Latent prints can be encountered at any kind of surface of contact. These latent prints, which are carrying information about the identity of an individual, are chance prints and they needed to be developed. Foods (fruits and vegetables) are notoriously surfaces for recovery of latent dermal ridges, which are often overlooked as evidence of suspects. Some methods and techniques have been using for the recovery and development of latent prints from different surfaces.In the present study, we utilized fruits and vegetables (Banana including green and ripe, Eggs, Onion, Tomato, Potato, Brinjal, Bottle Guard, capsicum). For the development and recovery of latent dermal ridges Black powder, Silver Gray, Orange Fluorescent, and Iodine fuming were used. The results of the study shows that the dermal ridges were successfully developed which were clear, identical and carrying enough information about an individual.


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