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The Fingerprint in Its Natural Environment
by Doranna Durginon CSI
Secretive and yet persistently present, the wily fingerprint wields an unexpected influence over the human condition . . . and yet its habits and needs are seldom taken into consideration. Now, lift the curtain of mystery over the remarkably hardy fingerprint by exploring its rich history, its favorite haunts, its various hosts, and the best methods for flushing it into plain sight.
Under the hot Miami sun, two CSIs process a raised shack on the edge of the Everglades. The shack is obviously a popular make-out spot, replete with fingerprints and condoms both. Or perhaps it was a popular spot–it will take a while for the odor to fade. Until then, insect repellent can’t begin to compete with the odor of decay.
One of the CSIs is young and Latino, with intense dark eyes now focusing on the task at hand–assessing fingerprint recovery from the worn, painted door of the shack. … read more»
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