The effect of mark enhancement techniques on the subsequent detection of saliva

McAllister, Patricia, Graham, Eleanor, Deacon, Paul and Farrugia, Kevin (2016) The effect of mark enhancement techniques on the subsequent detection of saliva. Science & Justice, 56 (5). pp. 305-320. ISSN 1355-0306

Text (Full text)
McAllister et al. - 2016 - Proof.pdf - Accepted Version

Download (6MB) | Preview
Official URL:


There appears to be a limited but growing body of research on the sequential analysis/treatment of multiple types of evidence. The development of an integrated forensic approach is necessary to maximise evidence recovery and to ensure that a particular treatment is not detrimental to other types of evidence. This study aims to assess the effect of latent and blood mark enhancement techniques (e.g. fluorescence, ninhydrin, acid violet 17, black iron-oxide powder suspension) on the subsequent detection of saliva.

This study aims to contribute to a strategy for maximising evidence recovery and efficiency for the detection of latent marks and saliva. The results demonstrate that most of the enhancement techniques employed in this study were not detrimental to the subsequent detection of saliva by means of presumptive, confirmative and DNA tests.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Integrated forensic approach; Phadebas®; RSID saliva test; Fluorescence; Finger/footwear mark enhancement; DNA
Subjects: F400 Forensic and Archaeological Science
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Applied Sciences
Depositing User: Ellen Cole
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2016 13:19
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2021 06:31

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics