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Experimental Verification of the Mechanical Resistance of Forensic Marking by Means Synthetic DNA

Radomír Ščurek, Marek Hütter, Ondřej Los
Transactions of the VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Safety Engineering Series
2017, Volume 12, Issue 1, Pages 25-29
Doi: 10.1515/tvsbses-2017-0004
This article deals with experimental verification of resistance of forensic identification marks (microdots in combination with artificial DNA) to property. It is considered mechanical abrasion from potential offender to remove or damage readability of marking and following identification. The aim of this work is to test the hypothesis that forensic marking can be completely removed by the process of mechanical abrasion without causing damages to a protected object. To fulfill this purpose it was designed and built a test equipment, where experiments were carried out to confirm or refute the above mentioned hypothesis.
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