International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Forensic Science | India | Volume 12 Issue 12, December 2023 | Rating: 4.8 / 10


Development of Latent Print using Incense Powder

Deep Sandip Kumar Patel


Abstract: The powder method is the most convenient method used in latent fingerprint development in any crime scene investigation. Various methods have existed for the last decades. Like white powder, pink, black and many more. For this study a bunch of cycle agarbatii (incense sticks) used. Incense sticks were burnt completely, and its ash was collected on sheet of paper. It was crushed by smooth hands and put it into mixture and converted into very fine powder. The powder is then formed with the help of camel brush applied on the subject. The photograph was taken in proper contrast. The impression of fingerprint obtained was very precise and ridge pattern developed pattern was very comprehensive and identifiable pattern. Due to the contrast the black and grey powder are visible. However, it was very cheap, not time - consuming, the fastest result and readily available in any house. Moreover, it was also good for environmental waste management.


Keywords: Crime scene, incense powder, Latent print


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 12, December 2023,


Pages: 1990 - 1991


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