Advances in Fingerprint Analysis

Authors

  • Dr. Pompi Hazarika,

    1. School of Chemistry, University of East Anglia, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ (UK)
    2. Current address: Organic Materials Innovation Centre, School of Chemistry, University of Manchester (UK)
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  • Prof. David A. Russell

    Corresponding author
    1. School of Chemistry, University of East Anglia, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ (UK)
    • School of Chemistry, University of East Anglia, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ (UK)
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Abstract

Fingerprints have been used in forensic investigations for the identification of individuals since the late 19th century. However, it is now clear that fingerprints can provide significantly more information about an individual. Here, we highlight the considerable advances in fingerprinting technology that can simultaneously provide chemical information regarding the drugs ingested and the explosives and drugs handled by a person as well as the identity of that individual.

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