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footprint

The area of land physically occupied by a building, including its square footage and shape.

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She said: "The perpetrator left a very clear shoe print on the back door where they had gained entry.
Closer examination yields a gold mine of tactile imperfections: shoe prints crisscrossing the surface, bits of loose thread hopelessly stuck and halfblowing in the air conditioning, thick clots of paint and detritus, hesitation marks of all sorts, dirt, and oily bleedthrough from what may be some secret masterpiece hidden on the reverse of the canvas.
Emily said scenes of crime officers had found no fingerprints but she was hopeful that shoe prints may provide a lead.
Author Robinson (forensic science, the George Washington University) has based the text on the guidelines set out by the three Scientific Working Groups on best photographic practices for imaging technology, shoe prints, tire tracks, and fingerprints.
Meanwhile, Abu Dhabi Police are showing off their SICAR system, claiming it can identify shoe prints and tyre tracks from the scene of crimes in the UAE.
Labrie said Northbridge police matched the shoe prints from the Upton intruder with those found around the break-ins at Heritage Park.
Searchers found shoe prints in the mud around his truck, and followed them for about 1 1/2 miles before they ended, Miller said.
The prosecutionAAEs case at the time hinged largely on four elements: Blood spatter on LiskerAAEs clothes implicated him; police believed it impossible for him to have seen his mother lying on the floor from outside the house; he confessed to a jailhouse informant; and police said bloody shoe prints placed only him at the scene.
Forensics officers matched Callaghan's shoe prints to the murder scene and during his first interview he admitted the murder.
Evidence including long blonde hairs and shoe prints indicate that there was a third person in the room - which means that there is an eyewitness somewhere.
One of the burglar's shoe prints shows up under ultraviolet light.
Since criminals would usually be expected to walk into and back out of a crime scene, trace evidence such as soil from a suspect's shoes can be examined; however actual shoe prints at the crime scene would be important to detect and identify.