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Fingerprinting

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by mountainexplorer, Dec 5, 2005.

  1. mountainexplorer

    mountainexplorer 1/2 ton status

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    Is it possible to take fingerprints off a cigarrette?
     
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    Why settle for fingerprints when you can get DNA?


    I would actually doubt that you could, but if the crime's big enough worth a try.
     
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    Normally you have to have a smooth, non-porous surface to get one that is useful. Now if there was something (grease, ink, etc.) on the finger in question, you could get it.
     
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    DNA would probably be easy, but expensive.
     
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    Prints can be taken off paper but with a cigarette there would only be a very small portion of it there, depending on how it's been held. Then mix in all the chemicals and heat/smoke from it and I'd say your chances are slim to none, unless this was a high profile murder case, then DNA samples might be taken.
    So what crime did you commit that you left a cigarette at? :rotfl:
     
  6. mountainexplorer

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    That's kinda what I figured. It's not really worth the hassle of fingerprinting anyway. Last night someone stole my set of 33's I was supposed to put on today, and all I have are the tread tracks in the snow from rolling the tires out to the street and a dropped cigarrette butt. So appearantly the culprit is a smoker.

    Not quite a murder though. I would like to catch the person, not necessarily just for my tires, but just to find the person who took them.
     
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    Is it a off brand smoke, or a common one. Watch your locals to see if they smoke the same.
     
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    I'm not too familiar with cigarrette types. But it's a tan base with light speckles and has two gold rings just above that where it turns white.

    If that description even makes sence.
     
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    Why are you asking??
     
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    That sucks, I really hate ****ing theives.
     

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