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New Fingermark Analysis Technique Can Give Extra Suspect Details

(Science Daily) A new technique to analyse fingermarks from crime scenes has the potential to give crucial additional details about a suspect such their medications, diet and the time at which they accidentally left the fingermark.

The technique … allows investigators to identify key details about suspects and can even be used to detect any substances they might have touched, such as traces of cocaine.

These extra details can be important background information in a criminal investigation, especially if the suspect's fingerprint is not on the police database. It is hoped the technique will compliment current fingermark detection techniques and assist in criminal investigations.

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Community: So, couldn’t the same techniques be used for less invasive diagnostic tests for the rest of us?

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