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Latent Fingerprint Processing Techniques - Selection & Sequencing Guide

The focus of this program is to provide background and guidance regarding a latent fingerprint processing technique’s capabilities, applicability, incompatibilities and sequencing in order to guide an examiner in his/her selection of an appropriate technique.

This program is the collaborative efforts of members of the Chesapeake Bay Division - International Association for Identification (CBD-IAI). The information about latent fingerprint processing techniques benefits from the collective wisdom and experience of CBD-IAI member examiners from federal, state and county forensic laboratories.

Although some information is provided, this program does not comprehensively cover other important aspects to the selection of latent fingerprint processing techniques such as safety, quality control, etc. For more detailed information regarding safety, alternative chemical formulations, quality control - quality assurance, chemical disposal and storage issues you are advised to consult the reagent's Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS), and/or the literary references provided at the bottom of each reagent's page.

Any corrections, concerns or suggestions regarding this program may be addressed to:

Alexander Mankevich
Maryland State Police
Crime Laboratory Division - Latent Print Unit
1201 Resiterstown Road
Pikesville, Maryland 21208-3899

Tel: 410-653-4518
Fax: 410-653-4509

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The Latent Fingerprint Processing Techniques - Selection & Sequencing Guide is used with permission by the Chesapeake Bay Division - I.A.I.




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