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NCJ Number: 64743 Find in a Library
Title: IDENTIFICATION FROM FOOTWEAR
Journal: MEDICINE, SCIENCE AND THE LAW  Volume:19  Issue:4  Dated:(OCTOBER 1979)  Pages:225-230
Author(s): L J LUCOCK
Corporate Author: Yale University
Child Study Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: Yale University
New Haven, CT 06510
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: FORENSIC EXAMINATION OF A PAIR OF SHOES CAN LEAD TO DEDUCTIONS CONCERNING THE WEARER, PARTICULARLY TO THE DETERMINATION OF WHETHER TWO PAIRS OF FOOTWEAR HAVE BEEN WORN BY THE SAME PERSON.
Abstract: IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO DESCRIBE THE WEARER OF A PAIR OF SHOES BY EXAMINATION OF THE SHOES, BUT CERTAIN FACTORS CAN BE ASCERTAINED. AN EXAMINATION OF THE SHOES CAN BE VALUABLE IF THE SHOES HAVE HAD AN ADEQUATE AMOUNT OF WEAR AND IF THE DESIGNS OF TWO PAIRS BEING STUDIED DO NOT DIFFER MARKEDLY. A KNOWLEDGE OF NORMAL AND ABNORMAL FOOT FUNCTION AND FOOT DEFORMITIES AND THEIR EFFECT ON FOOTWEAR IS REQUIRED AND IS ESPECIALLY ESSENTIAL WHEN DISTINGUISHING BETWEEN THE EFFECT OF THE FOOT AND GAIT AND THE EFFECT OF VARYING DESIGNS AND DIFFERENT SIZES. EQUIPMENT REQUIRED FOR EXAMINING FOOTWEAR INCLUDES AN INTERNAL SIZE STICK, A NARROW TAPE, CALIPERS USED TO DETERMINE VARIOUS DIMENSIONS OF THE UPPERS, AND AN INTERNAL INSPECTION MIRROR. EXAMINATION OF SHOE WEAR COVERS PATTERNS OF SOLE AND HEEL WEAR, WEAR OF THE UPPERS, PATTERN OF LINING WEAR, INSOLE IMPRESSION, URINARY CONTAMINATION AND DIABETES MELLITUS, SAND MOLDINGS, AND SHOE PRINTS. THE FOLLOWING FACTORS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED: MARKED SIZE, INTERNAL STICK LENGTH, CREASING OF VAMP, SHAPE OF QUARTERS, FOOT IMPRESSIONS IN INSOLES, WIDTH ACROSS JOINT, AND DISTORTION OF VAMPS. EXAMINATION PROCEDURES AND INTERPRETATION OF FINDINGS ARE DETAILED. ILLUSTRATIONS AND A TABLE ARE INCLUDED. (PRG)
Index Term(s): England; Evidence identification; Shoe prints and tire tracks; Suspect identification
Note: PAPER READ AT THE ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING OF THE BRITISH ACADEMY OF FORENSIC SCIENCES, 30 JANUARY 1979.
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