Physical Match: Insole and Shoe

    Volume 48, Issue 4 (July 2003)

    ISSN: 0022-1198


    Published Online: 1 July 2003

    Page Count: 3

    (Received 2 February 2003; accepted 24 February 2003)


    In this case report, the authors show an interesting case of a physical match between an insole and a suspect shoe that was connected to the crime scene by a blood drop. Several pairs of shoes were seized and inspected. On the insoles of the main suspect's shoes, two different types of prints were seen, one was clear and the other image was faint. A physical match examination was conducted and the authors could place the right insole inside the right shoe. The insole was apparently glued to the shoe by the sweat, heat and dirt inside the shoe, and not by the manufacturer. In this case, the critical questions were how conclusive can the complexity of the random contours be, and whether the physical match between the two objects could pass the “Daubert challenge.”

    Paper ID: JFS2002322

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS2002322

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    Title Physical Match: Insole and Shoe
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30