Dr Stephen Bleay


NameDr Stephen Bleay
Job titleSenior Lecturer
Organisational UnitHuman Sciences
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-9176-5337

Research outputs

A comparative evaluation of the disulfur dinitride process for the visualisation of fingermarks on metal surfaces

Bleay, S, Kelly, P, King, R and Thorngate, S (2019). A comparative evaluation of the disulfur dinitride process for the visualisation of fingermarks on metal surfaces. Science and Justice. 59 (6), pp. 606-621. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scijus.2019.06.011

Visualising the past – An evaluation of processes and sequences for fingermark recovery from old documents

Bleay, S, Fitzgerald, L, Sears, V and Kent, T (2018). Visualising the past – An evaluation of processes and sequences for fingermark recovery from old documents. Science and Justice. 59 (2), pp. 125-137. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scijus.2018.10.005

The effect of DNA recovery on the subsequent quality of latent fingermarks: a pseudo-operational trial

Fieldhouse, S., Parsons, R., Bleay, S. and Walton-Williams, L. (2019). The effect of DNA recovery on the subsequent quality of latent fingermarks: a pseudo-operational trial. Forensic Science International. 307, p. 110076. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2019.110076

The visualisation on Pangolin scales using gelatine lifters

Smith, P A, Moorat, G, Reed, J A, Bleay, S, Amaral, M P, Chappell, B, Pamment, N and Plowman, C (2020). The visualisation on Pangolin scales using gelatine lifters. Forensic Science International. 313. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2020.110221

Visualisation of latent fingermarks on polymer banknotes using copper vacuum metal deposition: A preliminary study

Davis, LWL, Kelly, PF, King, RSP and Bleay, SM (2016). Visualisation of latent fingermarks on polymer banknotes using copper vacuum metal deposition: A preliminary study. Forensic Science International. 266, pp. e86-e92. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2016.05.037

Introduction: Fingerprint Development Techniques: Theory and Application

Bleay, SM, Croxton, RS and De Puit, M (2018). Introduction: Fingerprint Development Techniques: Theory and Application. in: Fingerprint Development Techniques: Theory and Application Chichester John Wiley & Sons Ltd. pp. 1-500

Commentary for Chapter 1: Mass Spectrometry Methods for the Recovery of Forensic Intelligence from Fingermarks

Bleay, S (2019). Commentary for Chapter 1: Mass Spectrometry Methods for the Recovery of Forensic Intelligence from Fingermarks. in: Francese, S (ed.) Emerging Technologies for the Analysis of Forensic Traces Springer.

Home Office Fingerprint Source Book

Bandey, H, Bleay, S, Bowman, V, Downham, R, Sears, V, Gibson, A, Selway, C, Ramadani, J and Ciuksza, T (2018). Home Office Fingerprint Source Book. London Home Office.

Assessing phosphomolybdic acid as a fingermark enhancement reagent

Davis, LWL, Bleay, SM and Kelly, PF (2018). Assessing phosphomolybdic acid as a fingermark enhancement reagent. Journal of Forensic Identification. 68 (2), pp. 257-280.

Fingermark visualisation on metal surfaces: An initial investigation of the influence of surface condition on process effectiveness

Pitera, M, Sears, VG, Bleay, SM and Park, S (2018). Fingermark visualisation on metal surfaces: An initial investigation of the influence of surface condition on process effectiveness. Science and Justice. 58 (5), pp. 372-383. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scijus.2018.05.005

An evaluation of the effect of incorporating metal salts into 1,8 diazafluoren-9-one (DFO) formulations for fingermark enhancement

Mayse, K, Sears, VG, Nicolasora, N and Bleay, S (2019). An evaluation of the effect of incorporating metal salts into 1,8 diazafluoren-9-one (DFO) formulations for fingermark enhancement. Science and Justice. 59 (3), pp. 349-358. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scijus.2019.01.002

The influence of materials on fingermark enhancement

Downham, R and Bleay, S (2016). The influence of materials on fingermark enhancement. Materials World. 24.

Fingerprinting: the UK landscape: processes, stakeholders, and interactions

Earwaker, H C, Charlton, D and Bleay, S (2015). Fingerprinting: the UK landscape: processes, stakeholders, and interactions. Horsham, West Sussex Knowledge Transfer Network.

Replacing Synperonic® N in the physical developer fingermark visualisation process: Pseudo-operational trial and parameter studies.

Cartledge, E.M., Guo, Z.Y., Bleay, S.M., Sears, V.G. and Hussey, L.J. (2021). Replacing Synperonic® N in the physical developer fingermark visualisation process: Pseudo-operational trial and parameter studies. Forensic Science International. 326, p. 110916. https://doi.org/S0379-0738(21)00236-X

The effect of corrosive substances on fingermark recovery: a pilot study

Bleay, S. and Masterson, A. (2021). The effect of corrosive substances on fingermark recovery: a pilot study. Science and Justice. 61 (5). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scijus.2021.07.004

Mechanistic insight into the fluorescence activity of forensic fingerprinting reagents.

Hunnisett, L., Kelly, P F, Bleay, S., Plasser, F., King, R, McMurchie, B. and Goddard, P. (2021). Mechanistic insight into the fluorescence activity of forensic fingerprinting reagents. The Journal of Chemical Physics. 154 (12), p. 124313. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0040555

New light on old fingermarks: The detection of historic latent fingermarks on old paper documents using 1,2-indanedione/zinc

Bouzin, J., Merendino, J., Bleay, S., Sauzier, G. and Lewis, S. (2020). New light on old fingermarks: The detection of historic latent fingermarks on old paper documents using 1,2-indanedione/zinc. Forensic Science International: Reports. 2, p. 100145. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fsir.2020.100145

The forensic exploitation of fingermark chemistry: a review

Bleay, S., Bailey, M., Croxton, R. and Francese, S. (2020). The forensic exploitation of fingermark chemistry: a review. WIRes Forensic Science. https://doi.org/10.1002/wfs2.1403

Detection and mapping of illicit drugs and their metabolites in fingermarks by MALDI MS and compatibility with forensic techniques

Groeneveld, G., de Puit, M., Bleay, S., Bradshaw, R. and Francese, S. (2015). Detection and mapping of illicit drugs and their metabolites in fingermarks by MALDI MS and compatibility with forensic techniques. Scientific Reports. 5, p. 11716. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep11716
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