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An evaluation of the techniques used to collect latent prints from documents : a case study in Addis Ababa

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dc.contributor.advisor Horne, J.S. (Ms.)
dc.contributor.advisor Olivier, N.J.C. (Prof.)
dc.contributor.author Senbeta, habtamu Bekele
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-04T09:29:15Z
dc.date.available 2011-04-04T09:29:15Z
dc.date.issued 2010-10
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/4111
dc.description.abstract The aim of this research paper is to evaluate the techniques used to collect latent prints from documents in Addis Ababa Police Commission and give some recommendations on how to cope with the problem. The researcher started off by looking at the general orientation of the research and how the research has been done. Then in the next chapter, the meaning and objective of Forensic Investigation, right or mandate to investigate, the meaning of physical evidence and the prints and techniques used internationally to collect latent prints are discussed. In the third chapter, the best method of collecting latent prints from documents and the method and practice of collecting latent prints from documents at Addis Ababa Police Commission Forensic Evidence Collection Department were discussed. Finally, the finding of the research and some critical recommendations were given. Latent prints from documents are very crucial to identifying the suspects and for legal proceedings or the court process. Even if it is known by the police officers, the techniques and the materials they are using to collect latent prints are with powders which are less effective. According to the research, the Ninhydrin chemical is the best technique recommended to collect latent prints from documents This research paper gives a truly unique perspective on how latent prints should be collected from documents. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Latent prints en
dc.subject Police commission en
dc.subject Forensic investigation en
dc.title An evaluation of the techniques used to collect latent prints from documents : a case study in Addis Ababa en
dc.type Thesis en


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