Footwear marks

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  • Created on: 01-05-15 18:42
What types of footwear marks might you find at a scene?
Complete, partial and fragmentary
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Can you have a small amount or do you have to have a large amount of mark?
Only need a small amount
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What 4 characteristics are important for footwear marks?
Size, pattern, wear and damage
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What are the recovery methods of footwear marks?
Photography, electrostatic lifting apparatus, chemical enhancement, casting
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How would you recover all types of footwear marks?
Photography
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How would you recover 2D marks?
Electrostatic lifting apparatus and chemical enhancement
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How would you recover 3D marks?
Casting
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What 2 characteristics are used to compare marks?
General class characteristics and limited class characteristics
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What are general class characteristics?
Distinctive to design and are common and indistinguishable such as size and make
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What are limited class characteristics?
Distinctive to design but allow the object to be seperated from those of a similar design such as mold design and variation, damage, anomalies, wear and damage
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What information do footwear marks provide?
Shoe size, confirm/rebute actions, participation in crime, identifies/eliminates footwear, location of impressions, link suspect to scene, number of people present, gait characteristics, associations, tracking
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Can you have a small amount or do you have to have a large amount of mark?

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Only need a small amount

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What 4 characteristics are important for footwear marks?

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What are the recovery methods of footwear marks?

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How would you recover all types of footwear marks?

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