Estimation of Stature from Footprint Length
Keywords:Stature; Foot print length; Identification.
The human foot is studied for various reasons in forensic departments, by anthropologists, anatomists etc.
Footprints are of immense value in a crime scene in establishing the personal identity and in a potential
link between the perpetrator and the scene of crime. Identification of a person is of prime and foremost
importance in both civil and criminal cases. Time is a critical factor in crime scene investigation, so rapid
identification of suspect is very important. Here, in our study, the aim is to estimate the stature of individuals
based on their footprint lengths among the students (Both male and female students between the age group
18 to 22 years) 50 male and 50 female students, studying in Rajarajeswari Medical College and Hospital,
Bengaluru. that the footprint length help us in estimating the stature of an unknown individual which will
be helpful in investigation of various crimes. Also not much difference is statistically noted in the stature
estimated by right and left footprint length in both the sexes.