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How does a CSI examine a crime scene for fingerprints?

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CSIs have a number of different specialist powders and brushes available to give us the best chance of finding fingerprints in a crime scene. Once a fingerprint is located, the CSI may photograph the fingerprint or more than likely recovery the print by using adhesive tapes and acetate sheeting. They will ensure that each recovered lift is of an appropriate standard so it can be used and will endorse each fingerprint ‘lift’ with a unique reference number.