This page will tell about what it means to "lift" prints. Read the paragraphs below to find out.
The Electrostatic Dust Print Lifting Machine
This may sound like a strange and
complicated device, but it's very easy to use. The Electrostatic Dust
Print Lifting Machine (or ESDPLM) is a forensic machine that uses electrostatic electricity. This kind of electricity is attracted
to the surface of some objects. This machine is attracted to dust prints a criminal left behind. But, how exactly is this
lifting prints? Here's how. The machine retrieves the dust and leaves a
perfect imprint in the machine. Here is another lifting prints theory.
"Treadmark" is the very latest in the recovery of shoe marks left behind at crime scenes. It's a system that can recover a shoe print (like the ESDPLM) and can analyze it (unlike the ESDPLM). This system uses image technology. This system can digitally store thousands of images of the suspect's shoes. You can download these pictures into a computer and it can automatically match the print to the suspect--if you have the right info!
Here is another lifting prints theory.
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