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Foot length is a functional parameter for assessment of height

*, Kewal Krishan and *, Tanuj Kanchan (2013) Foot length is a functional parameter for assessment of height. The Foot, 23. pp. 54-55.

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Abstract

Stature estimation is considered as an important parameter in the examination of unknown human remains and during the analysis of evidence in crime scene investigations. During mass disasters isolated foot can be found enclosed in the shoes while footprints may be recovered at the crime scenes. Foot length and footprint length can provide valuable estimates of stature. The present communication makes a few pertinent observations on a recently published article in ‘The Foot’ entitled ‘Foot length—a functional parameter for assessment of height, The Foot 2012, 22(1):31–34’ and presents an insight into the literature available on the subject which is likely to be of value to future researchers in the field of Forensic Podiatry. The foot length and the footprint length of individuals differ from each other and hence, the research observations made in a study on foot prints cannot be applied to foot dimensions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Forensic podiatry Forensic anthropology Identification Foot length Footprint length
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Forensic Medicine
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2013 10:51
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2013 10:51
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/79744

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