# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Forensic Technology Task 1484154606

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Describe the materials used to take fingerprints from various surfaces.


Description should include the following, based on the composition of the surface:
  • Black powder
  • Magnetic powder
  • Ninhydrin
  • Cyanoacrylate

Process/Skill Questions

  • Why would you use different substances to collect fingerprints from different surfaces?
  • How do ninhydrin and cyanoacrylate reveal fingerprints?
  • What are other examples of chemical methods to reveal latent fingerprints?

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