Dusting for Fingerprints
Latent fingerprints are often left at the scene of a crime and are highly individualized. In this activity, students will demonstrate proper techniques for dusting and lifting fingerprints off of different materials. Students will also classify their fingerprint patterns as loops, whorls, or arches.
1. Demonstrate the proper procedure for dusting and lifting fingerprints off a variety of materials
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fingerprint patterns, lifting prints
Last updated: 3/4/2015