Sunday, April 02, 2006

fingerprints hide lifestyle clues

Fingerprints could soon help police narrow down their list of suspects by giving clues about the lifestyle of whoever left the prints at the scene of a crime. The work started by examining the chemical components of fingerprints. These chemical components help in determining if the subject is a smoker, how old, if they use drugs or are on any medication, and personal grooming habits. The work hopes to give investigators clues on prints that have perhaps went unnoticed for days and weeks.

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