Footwear Impression Evidence: Detection, Recovery and Examination, SECOND EDITION

William J. Bodziak

September 17, 1999 by CRC Press
Reference - 528 Pages
ISBN 9780849310454 - CAT# 1045
Series: Practical Aspects of Criminal and Forensic Investigations


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  • Covers crime scene recovery and enhancement of footwear impressions
  • Explains the footwear impression examinations in the O.J. Simpson case
  • Presents material needed to prepare for the examination of footwear impression evidence and its presentation in court
  • Provides information on numerous methods of shoe manufacturing
  • Serves as the most authoritative book in the field
  • Summary

    Reviewed and recognized as the most authoritative source  in the field, this book describes the methods used worldwide to recover and identify footwear impressions from the scene of a crime.

    In this new edition,  everything, including the original twelve chapters,  bibliography, appendix, etc., has been clarified, updated and expanded. This edition includes updated and new information on recovery procedures and materials such as lifting, photography and casting; chemical enhancement; updated information about footwear manufacturing; footwear sizing; and known impression techniques and materials.


    Besides updating and expanding the twelve original chapters, Footwear Impression Evidence: Detection, Recovery and Examination, Second Edition adds three new chapters: one chapter on barefoot evidence, which concerns impressions made by the naked or sock-clad foot or those which remain in abandoned or discarded footwear; another new chapter on several cases in which the footwear impression evidence was of primary importance in bringing about a conviction or confession; and finally, a new chapter on the footwear impression evidence in the O.J. Simpson criminal and civil cases.


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