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.

chapter 2|32 pages

Photography of Footwear Impressions

chapter 5|44 pages

The Enhancement of Footwear Impressions

chapter 6|18 pages

Footwear Sizing

chapter 9|22 pages

Wear Characteristics

chapter 10|28 pages

Class and Identifying Characteristics

chapter 12|5 pages

The Footwear Impression Examiner in Court

chapter 13|31 pages

Impressions of the Foot

chapter 14|18 pages

Some Case Applications

chapter 15|28 pages

The Footwear Evidence in the