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Is there a relationship between fingerprint donation and DNA shedding?

Dominick, Ainsley and Welch, Lindsey and Nic Daeid, Niamh and Bleay, Stephen M. (2009) Is there a relationship between fingerprint donation and DNA shedding? Journal of Forensic Identification, 59 (2). p. 133. ISSN 0895-173X

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    Abstract

    This research investigates the possible relationship between fingerprint donation and DNA shedding. Volunteers were asked to provide a series of fingerprint depletions on glass. The level of fingerprint detail developed and DNA profiling results obtained were compared for each donor to investigate whether a relationship between fingerprint donation and DNA shedding exists. Our results suggest that between comparisons of donors, there is no statistical difference between the left and right hand of our volunteers in terms of fingerprint donation, but there is a statistical difference in terms of DNA shedding with three of our eight donors. Our results also indicate that there is no correlation between fingerprint donation and DNA shedding, meaning that an enhanced fingerprint with full ridge detail will not necessarily give a full DNA profile. In serious crime, these two avenues of evidence must be explored.

    Item type: Article
    ID code: 29171
    Notes: Change of name: Dr Lindsey A. Dixon is now known under her married name Dr Lindsey A. Welch
    Keywords: dna , forensic science , fingerprints, dna shedding, Forensic Medicine. Medical jurisprudence. Legal medicine , Pathology and Forensic Medicine
    Subjects: Medicine > Public aspects of medicine > Forensic Medicine. Medical jurisprudence. Legal medicine
    Department: Faculty of Science > Pure and Applied Chemistry
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    Depositing user: Pure Administrator
    Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2011 15:54
    Last modified: 05 Sep 2014 08:52
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/29171

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