University of Hertfordshire

  • Amanda Harrison
  • Kathryn Smith
  • S. M. Bleay
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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-121
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Forensic Identification
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes


This case study describes the enhancement and examination of a skin texture mark on one of a pair of gloves processed with vacuum metal deposition with the objective of determining who made the skin texture mark found on a glove left behind at a murder scene. The use of aluminum powder and a black gel lifter was tested and found to give the best reference prints. This case continues to support the sparse empirical evidence to support the use of skin textures as a means to associate a particular individual as having been in physical contact with a particular object or surface.

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