A study on Visualization and Enhancement the Latent Fingerprints on Multi-colored Surfaces using the Forensic Light Sources

법광원을 이용한 복잡한 배경의 잠재지문 시각화 및 증강에 관한 연구

  • 조형우 (순천향대학교 법과학대학원) ;
  • 고현서 (순천향대학교 법과학대학원) ;
  • 한상균 (순천향대학교 법과학대학원) ;
  • 유제설 (순천향대학교 법과학대학원)
  • Received : 2015.09.04
  • Accepted : 2015.11.03
  • Published : 2016.03.28


There are various methods of developing latent fingerprints from evidence found at crime scenes. Crime scene investigators should choose appropriate techniques among them depending on the conditions of the evidences. In this study, we compared the three methods using forensic light sources to develop latent fingerprints on multi-colored surfaces. We selected the various samples according to color, shape and texture of the surfaces and developed the latent fingerprints using fluorescent powder, IR(Infrared) photography and Episcopic Co-axial Illumination. Fluorescent powder was highly effective on all surfaces. IR photography was also effective, but only on the not dark surfaces. Episcopic Co-axial Illumination was effective only on the flat and polished surfaces. Although fluorescent powder was fine regardless of the characteristics of the surfaces, IR photography was better on certain surfaces.


Fluorescent;Infrared photography;Episcopic Coaxial Illumination;Multi-colored background


Grant : 첨단과학수사 기술개발

Supported by : 순천향대학교 산학협력단


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