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International Journal of Chemical Studies

Vol. 6, Issue 2 (2018)
Examination and evaluation of foot print for individualization


Author(s): Lav Kesharwani, Neeraj Singh Sanger, Kavita Dwivedi, Saumya Tewari and Munish Kumar Mishra

Abstract: Foot print analysis is an important technique in forensic investigation which can be used for personal identification in the cases such as homicide and sexual offence. This study was carried out at the department of Forensic Science, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture Technology and Sciences (Deemed-to-be-University), Allahabad. Total 50 samples of right foot containing 25 foot prints of males and 25 foot prints of females were collected and were analyzed for the purpose of individualization. The present study was done by physical analysis of foot prints was carried out to identify the individual and class characteristics and also to determine the foot length, foot breadth and foot index which can be useful to find out the result for the personal identification and comparison of individual. The foot print can be successfully examined through the foot length, breadth and foot index measurement which helps to differentiate the foot print between male and female since on an average the foot size of males was found to be greater than that of the females. The footprints can also be individualized on the basis of class and special characteristics. The observation hence found concludes that the identification and comparison of footprint can be properly done on the basis of the method prescribed in this dissertation which may help in the forensic investigation.

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How to cite this article:
Lav Kesharwani, Neeraj Singh Sanger, Kavita Dwivedi, Saumya Tewari, Munish Kumar Mishra. Examination and evaluation of foot print for individualization. Int J Chem Stud 2018;6(2):1737-1744.
International Journal of Chemical Studies