Forensics Expert Explains How to Lift Fingerprints | WIRED

Forensics Expert Explains How to Lift Fingerprints | WIRED

Crime scene analyst Matthew Steiner shows WIRED staff writer Louise Matsakis how to lift fingerprints off a variety of different surfaces. Is it easier to lift fingerprints off of a golf ball or a doorknob? Watch and find out!

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Forensics Expert Explains How to Lift Fingerprints | WIRED

21 thoughts on “Forensics Expert Explains How to Lift Fingerprints | WIRED

  1. The girls expressions were so bland and unenthusiastic. Almost cringy to watch her. A dead turtle would have been a more enjoyable thing to teach this to.

  2. Can you come to my university and teach me this please, you make it more ‘friendly and enthusiastic’ than morbid and depressing??! Person here about to embark on MSc in forensics!

  3. We do it very different in the uk and safety procedures are a lot stricter, the validity of the results would be questionable and possibly be dismissed in court by this standard. Very interesting to see the difference.

  4. So, do they still use super glue fuming to get fingerprints, or is that outdated now? That's the only kind of fingerprint lifting (to my knowledge) that he didn't cover.

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