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The case study – footwear marks, tyre marks and firearms

The case study - footwear marks, tyre marks and ballistics

Given our case involves the discharge of a firearm, there will be an important impression evidence component to the case. This will also include the potential of finding tyre marks and footwear marks which may be associated through the examination of class and individual characteristics to a vehicle or the footwear of an individual.

The recovery of a weapon would be important and this would be used for test fires to create comparison samples. Similarly tyre marks and footwear marks would be recovered from seized vehicles and shoes in order to make impressions for comparison.

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