Forensic Podiatry: Principles and Methods, Second Edition has been completely updated to reflect the latest developments and advancements in this changing field. New additions to the book, from the previous edition, include all new chapters on the expert witness, Frye Test, and Daubert Standard, as well as revised theories on gait analysis, bare footprint identification, and footwear examination. The new edition includes extensive case studies and an international compilation of current best practices.
Since this text’s first publication, the field of forensic podiatry has rapidly developed from relative obscurity to a dynamic, internationally recognized discipline. Forensic podiatrists have been able to advance improvements in the field, both in widening the range of applications and deepening the practice through improved techniques to strengthen evidentiary conclusions.
Written by two pioneers in the field, Forensic Podiatry includes over one hundred detailed illustrations to serve as an invaluable resource for students, practicing forensic podiatrists, legal professionals and those new to the profession.
Table of Contents
Part 1: General Forensic Concerns
Chapter One: The Crime Scene and Crime Laboratory
Chapter Two: Human Identification, General Principles and Definitions Relevant to Forensic Podiatry Practice
Part 2: Podiatric Forensic Concerns
Chapter Three: Digital Photographic Techniques
Chapter Four: Bare Footprint Identification
Chapter Five: Footwear Examination and Analysis
Chapter Six: Forensic Gait Analysis
Chapter Seven: Identification from Podiatry Records
Part 3: Medical Legal Concerns
Chapter Eight: Expert Witness, Report Writing, Criminal Justice System, Courtroom Testimony and Expert’s Conclusions
Chapter Nine: Standards of Practice, Governance, and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s)
Chapter Ten: Frye Test and Daubert Standard
Contributed by Michael J. Nirenberg
Part IV: Case Readings
Chapter Eleven: Case Readings in Forensic Podiatry
John A. DiMaggio, DPM, a pioneer in the field, has lectured and published extensively both in the United States and abroad. He gained vast experience of the criminal justice system by working 15 years with the Mesa Police Department in Mesa, Arizona as a certified patrol officer. He founded the American Society of Forensic podiatry in 2003.
Wesley Vernon, OBE is internationally recognized as one of the pioneers of forensic podiatry, having worked, written, and presented extensively in this field. Retired in 2015 from senior roles in podiatry, research, academia, and forensic podiatry consultancy, he has played a leading role in several professional organizations concerned with podiatry, forensic science, and forensic podiatry.
"This is the second edition … which has doubled in size since the first edition in 2011. It is supported by new and emerging knowledge, providing clear explanation of how forensic podiatry principles can be systematically used in forensic human identification … a key reference text for those training and working in the forensic science community and criminal justice systems."— Mr Nick Howsam, MSc, BSc (Hons), BSc (Hons); review in The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences’ publication Interfaces, December 2017