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Case File: Rare, Italian Made Shoes and the O.J. Simpson Trial

Shoe prints, stained with the victims’ blood, that were determined to have been made by expensive, Italian manufactured shoes were found leading away from the crime scene. The victims of this tragic event were Nicole Simpson and Ronald Goldman. At the criminal trial, an expert from the FBI posited that the shoe prints were made… Read more »

Case File: A Bizarre Location for a Footwear Impression

Whenever we think of a footwear impression, immediately the location is thought to be in a muddy patch of ground outdoors or on a dusty tabletop inside of a house. However, in this unfortunate incident, the victim of an assault and robbery bore the footwear impression on his forehead! Warning! Some may find the images… Read more »


If you like puzzles (or not), you should test your observational and problem solving skills on a range of puzzles we have created from images related to the research. No need to worry, there is something for everyone! There are very simple puzzles and some challenging ones! Just follow the link below. Forensic Footwear Puzzles… Read more »

Fieldwork Day 1: The Weather is too Nice!

Unlike most people Sam & I were hoping for a heavy downpour of rain on Monday evening. Why? The following morning we would be starting our first day of field work. This would entail using a 3-D Scanner and a Digital SLR camera to document footwear impressions we would find in Talbot Woods. Unfortunately for… Read more »