3 Day Workshop
"There is no branch of detective science which is so important and so much neglected as the art of tracing footsteps."
Sherlock Holmes: A Study in Scarlet - 1887
"A bicycle, certainly, but not the bicycle...I am familiar with forty-two different impressions left by tyres. This...is a Dunlop, with a patch upon its outer cover. Heidegger's tyres were Palmers, leaving longitudinal stripes."
Sherlock Holmes: The Adventures of Priory School
More than 110 years ago Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, recognized through his fictional character Sherlock Holmes, the important role that footwear and tire track evidence plays in a criminal investigation. Today, however, the value of this evidence is frequently overlooked by investigators and crime scene technicians.
This three day workshop is an intensive hands-on program that will teach the student proper preservation, documentation and collection techniques. Students complete an array of practical documentation and recovery exercises that include photography, casting and the use of electro-static lifting devices. The student will also learn methods of applying footwear and tire track evidence to an investigation.
Areas of instruction include:
Attendees will need to bring a camera (film or digital), tripod and off-camera flash.
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