Dubai Police trainee demonstrates new method to identify fingerprints planted at crime scenes

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United Arab Emirates – A Dubai Police trainee has developed a new method to identify fingerprints placed at crime scenes by criminals, or those with an ulterior motive, to divert people’s attention innocent.

Sara Abdulla Amin Mohammed, an Emirati biotechnology intern from the University of Sharjah, presented promising research results on a new methodology to help forensic experts distinguish original fingerprints from those planted at crime scenes.

Working under the Dubai Police Internship Program, she has conducted research into the use of strips to plant fingerprints and identified signs and marks that forensic experts can detect and recognize during the investigation. ‘analysis.

She stated that fingerprints planted using strips leave behind various signs and strip residues that are not present in the original fingerprints. “During our experiment, we stimulated crime scenes with planted fingerprints to review, compare and contrast evidence and develop a methodology to help police spot deliberately planted fingerprints.”

Lt. Mohammed Thani Al Marri, an assistance expert at the Department of Forensic Medicine, said the analysis of fingerprints left at a crime scene is one of the most critical parts of forensic analysis and has been used in criminal investigations as a means of identification for centuries.

“While we have never come across any criminal cases where fingerprints have been affixed here in the UAE, such incidents have been reported in other countries where fingerprints have been used to convict innocent people for crimes. crimes they did not commit.”

Al Marri added: “Our intern’s research derives its value from this possibility.

Maj. Gen. Ahmad Eid Al Mansouri, director of the General Department of Forensic Medicine and Criminology, said Dubai Police is supporting distinguished students and providing them with the training and technologies needed to apply their knowledge and conduct research under the supervision of experts and professionals of the force. “We are keen to qualify young national executives by creating an integrated environment that allows them to hone their skills to pursue their scientific interests and achieve their professional and academic goals, Al Mansouri added.

The intern presented the results of her research to local and international experts during one of the sessions of the Global Police Summit which took place from March 13-16 at Expo 2020 Dubai.

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