footprint

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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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On the mother-of-pearl carpeting were size seven shoeprints disappearing into the wall of wood and deadbolts that serves as my front door.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Earlier the jury had heard damp shoeprints in the bathroom where the girl was snatched linked Peter Voisey to the attack.
The pair then dragged her unconscious from their car and stamped on her so hard shoeprints were found on her body.