Arstangali Am. Nurushev, Olga V. Stanovaya. Primary fingerprints’ investigation and identification of unidentified corpses found on railway transport

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Arstangali Am. Nurushev - Candidate of Law, associate professor of traceology and ballistics of the Volgograd Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation

Olga V. Stanovaya - lecturer of the department of criminalistics of the Volgograd Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation

Abstract. The current paper has discussed some of the features of corpses’ fingerprinting directly at the place of accident and the problems associated with it while examining transport crime scenes. By means of generalized experience, there has been given a practical advice on fingerprinting of found corpses, taking into account the effects of unfavorable factors, low temperatures, postmortem changes in the surface of tissues and muscles, namely rigor mortis, body corruption, maceration. The current paper has described the techniques and methods of corpses’ fingerprinting in situations that occur at the crime scene. The applied algorithm of actions will significantly improve the work of specialists in this area, taking into account the above features.

Keywords: crime scene examination; fingerprinting of a corpse; fingers; primary investigation; posthumous changes in human tissue.


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