Foot Boundary Detection in a Crime Scene

Abstract Crime scene investigation is the meeting point of science, logic and law. Processing a crime scene is a long, tedious process that involves purposeful documentation of the conditions at the scene and the collection of any physical evidence that could possibly illuminate what happened and point to who did it. There is no typical crime scene, there is no typical body of evidence and there is no typical investigative approach. At any given crime scene, investigators might collect dried blood from a windowpane — without letting his arm brush the glass in case there are any latent fingerprints there, lift hair off a victim’s jacket using tweezers so he doesn’t disturb the fabric enough to shake off any of the white powder (which may or may not be cocaine) in the folds of the sleeve, and use a sledge hammer to break through a wall that seems to be the point of origin for a terrible smell.

Among the numerous biometric techniques used for human identification, foot biometry has been largely neglected so far. Even though the human foot has been extensively studied in medical and forensic research and obviously bears similar distinctive properties like the human hand, its use in commercial biometric systems is considered complicated. In this paper foot print boundary analysis is made and proposed method is illustrated.

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