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    Volume 48, Issue 4 (July 2003)

    Physical Match: Insole and Shoe

    (Received 2 February 2003; accepted 24 February 2003)

    Published Online: 2003


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    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.”

    Stock #: JFS2002322


    DOI: 10.1520/JFS2002322

    Title Physical Match: Insole and Shoe
    Symposium ,
    Committee E30