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footprint

Paediatrics
The inked impression of the plantar surface of an infant’s foot and toes placed on an official document, which may be needed for  supplementary identification as it reflecs the infant’s unique dermatoglyphic pattern.

Vox populi
A popular term for the surface area occupied by a fixed object or piece of equipment.

footprint

An impression of the foot, esp. an ink impression used for identification of infants.
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I fought long and hard to find an apartment with mother-of-pearl carpeting--I've got a couch, a loveseat, a coffee table, a bookcase, all built on the foundation of mother-of-pearl colored carpeting--so it's all I can do to keep the carpet clean and to keep the size seven shoeprints from becoming a brown stain-path leading from the doorway to the bathroom to the bedroom.
To kick-start the initiative West Midlands Police's Safer Homes anti-burglary operation planned a six-month long competition to encourage bobbies to copy as many shoeprints as possible, with cash prizes going to the top three performers.
(178) For instance, once police, proceeding within the scope of a valid search warrant, learn that a suspect has a pair of size 12 Bruno Magli shoes in his closet, they may use this fact to tie the suspect to later crimes in which size 12 Bruno Magli shoeprints are discovered.
Although the shoeprints from the crime scene could be positively linked to a particular brand and size of shoe, at the time of the criminal trial no evidence was available that defendant O.
These range from an initial self-examination of the skin, circulation, and flexibility of each foot to reading footprints and shoeprints as red flags that may require additional medical attention from an orthopedic foot and ankle specialist.
Sheriffs recovered several forms of evidence from the scene of the crime and the victim's body (e.g., blood, handprints, shoeprints, seminal fluid), but could not link any physical evidence to these three suspects.
When the integrity of fingerprints and shoeprints is jeopardized, it is time for agencies to rethink their approach to crime scene work.
conclusions regarding the probative value of evidence that were unsupported by empirical data." (5) Researchers have faulted erroneous opinions by forensic experts in a wide range of fields, "including blood serology, hair evidence, soil comparison, early DNA tests, bitemark analysis, dog sniffs, spectrographic voice identification, shoeprints, and fiber comparisons." (6)
Topics in his curriculum included crime scene reconstruction, which covered the study of toolmarks, foot and shoeprints, bloodstain pattern analysis, finger and palm prints, forgery and handwriting analysis, and many other techniques.
The interaction between materials and UV light makes reflected-UV very useful for a number of applications in forensic investigation, including imaging of latent fingerprints, imaging of bite marks and other pattern injuries on skin and imaging of shoeprints on surfaces where visible light contrast is low.