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Visualisation of latent fingermarks from knives and metal surfaces using forensic VMD

06 Mar 2019

Between March 2017 and 2018 there were nearly 43,000 recorded incidents of knife and sharp object crime in England and Wales, the highest number of recorded offences since 2011. A staggering 285 people lost their lives due to knife crime in that same period.

Knives, and other metal objects, remain a difficult surface for latent fingermark visualisation. This seminar will explore the success of recent research into the use of forensic VMD on knives and metal substrates that have been submerged, contaminated, wiped clean and exposed to elevated temperatures.
Speakers
Eleigh Brewer - West Technology Forensics