Footwear

Footwear

Footwear marks can be left at a crime scene or on an item in a contaminant such as dust or blood and an impression can be left in a soft substrate such as soil. Arrogen will:

  • Recover footwear evidence from crime scenes and submitted items using a variety of techniques including technical photography, electrostatic lifting, gel lifting and casting;
  • Provide opinion on the make, model (using the National Footwear Reference Collection codes if required) approximate size of the footwear that left the mark;
  • Compare footwear with marks from scenes giving opinion on whether or not they match;
  • Provide opinion on whether or not an individual was a regular wearer of a particular item of footwear ( Forensic Podiatry);
  • Assist in the development of in house screening program’s, including developing scene linking databases to generate potential matches
  • Enhance and give opinion on marks in skin made when a person is kicked, or stamped upon;
  • Enhance and photograph other different marks on the body in either the living or the deceased;
  • Mapping of marks at crime scenes (which marks were where)
UKAS
No. 4711 for full schedule please see the following: UKAS accreditation
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