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Utilizing an Electrostatic Dust Lifter to Lift Tire Impressions Off of Concrete Drive Ways

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The electrostatic dust lifter (ESDL) is a great tool for lifting impressions with great detail. Typically we think of utilizing the ESDL on the interior of our crime scenes, whether the surface is tile, wood, or even at times carpet. But the ESDL can be utilized even beyond the doors of our crime scenes. This paper shows how utilizing the ESDL to lift tire impressions off of concrete driveways can produce superior detail. Not only known dust impressions on a non-porous painted driveway, but those black tire marks that can be seen on non-treated porous concrete.

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New Insight into the Chemical Improvement of Shoeprints and Fingerprints

Theo Velders, a retired forensic scientist from the Police Crime Lab in Brabant South-East Department, Eindhoven, the Netherlands, researched chemical enhancement of bloody impressions in 2011 and 2012. He published this research in a the form of a paper, which he has provided to SWGTREAD. He has requested that we share this paper with community. He is requesting feedback so please contact Theo at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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The Significance of Class Associations of Footwear Evidence

Sandy Parent (of the Texas Department of Public Safety Crime Laboratory) presented a poster at the 2009 Trace Evidence Symposium and the 2010 Impression and Pattern Evidence Symposium. This poster has not been published outside of these symposiums (and associated websites which are no longer available), but Sandy has agreed to provide a PDF copy of the poster to SWGTREAD so that it could be posted here as a resource to the community.

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Deciphering the Symbols and Codes on Footwear Labels

Rhonda Banks and Chris Hamburg (of the Oregon State Police Forensic Services Division) presented a poster at the 2010 Impression and Pattern Evidence Symposium. This poster has not been published outside of this symposium (and associated website which is no longer available), but Rhonda and Chris have agreed to provide a PDF copy of the poster to SWGTREAD so that it could be posted here as a resource to the community.

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