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Limitations of the Counterfeit Detection Pen On United States Currency

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dc.contributor.advisor Gill, Amandeep
dc.contributor.author Clay, Rachel A.
dc.creator Clay, Rachel A.
dc.date 2011-12-09
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-24T14:46:19Z
dc.date.available NO_RESTRICTION en_US
dc.date.available 2012-01-24T14:46:19Z
dc.date.issued 2012-01-24
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1920/7478
dc.description.abstract The Counterfeit Detection Pen is one of the most widely used methods of genuine currency authentication and counterfeit currency detection by the public. However, creation of false positives and false negatives severely limit the Pen. This research project determines what creates a false positive reaction on genuine currency and what steps counterfeiters are taking to circumvent the Pen by causing false negative reactions. Laundry starch, French fry grease, and laundry detergent are tested to determine whether they create false positives on genuine currency. Nail polish, oven cleaner, pump and aerosol hairsprays, deodorant, and laundry stain remover are tested to determine whether they create false negatives on counterfeit currency. Application of laundry starch and French fry grease effectively created false positive reactions on genuine currency. Application of nail polish, deodorant, and laundry stain remover effectively created false negatives on counterfeit currency. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject counterfeit en_US
dc.subject false negative reaction en_US
dc.subject counterfeit detection pen en_US
dc.subject starch-iodine reaction en_US
dc.subject false positive reaction en_US
dc.subject currency en_US
dc.title Limitations of the Counterfeit Detection Pen On United States Currency en_US
dc.type Project en
thesis.degree.name Master's in Forensic Science en_US
thesis.degree.level Master's en
thesis.degree.discipline Forensic Science en
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en


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