The Footwear & Tire Subcommittee focuses on standards and guidelines related to the detection, documentation, recovery, examination and comparison of footwear and tire evidence.
Forensic footwear and/or tire examiners undertake the following tasks: documenting, collecting and preserving footwear and tire evidence, and comparing and analyzing footwear or tire impressions. Examiners provide expert opinions regarding source conclusions, determine the manufacturer, make, or model of the source of a questioned impression, compare questioned impressions, make, or model of an item of footwear or tire from an image or video, and write reports and provide testimony.
ANSI/ASB Best Practice Recommendation 021, Best Practices for the Preparation of Test Impressions from Footwear and Tires, 2019, 1st Ed. (added May 4, 2021).
ANSI/ASB Best Practice Recommendation 049, Best Practice Recommendation for Lifting of Footwear and Tire Impressions, 2020, 1st Ed. (added September 7, 2021).
ANSI/ASB Best Practice Recommendation 050, Best Practice Recommendation for PhotographicDocumentation of Footwear and Tire Impression Evidence, 2021, 1st Ed. (Errata 1, 2022). (added September 5, 2023).
ANSI/ASB Best Practice Recommendation 052, Best Practice Recommendation for the Detection and Collection of Footwear and Tire Impression Evidence, 2022, 1st Ed. (added July 5, 2023).
ANSI/ASB Best Practice Recommendation 126, Best Practice Recommendation for Casting Footwear and Tire Impression Evidence at the Crime Scene, 2020, 1st Ed. (Errata 1, 2022) (added April 4, 2023).
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Discipline-Specific Bibliographies and Bibliographic References
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