Government of Nepal

Ministry of Education, Science and Technology

National Forensic Science Laboratory

Fingerprint Recovery from Human Skin by Finger Powder

Crime scene investigation is a process that aims at recording the scene as it is first encountered, and recognizing and collecting all physical evidence potentially relevant to the solution of the case. Crime scene investigators who have received comprehensive forensic training usually quickly take over the work at the scene and implement ideas from research institutes in practice.

The personnel processing crime scenes should be aware of the equipment necessary to process a crime scene and a mechanism to secure and transport the evidence to the laboratory. Physical evidence has the potential to play a critical role in the overall investigation and resolution of a suspected criminal act. We can, therefore, say that in investigating crimes, we are using traditional investigative
approaches with modern methods and “state of the art” tools.