Improve your use of tire imprint evidence with the work of an expert. McDonald discusses methods for examining, capturing, and recording imprints, outlines standard procedures for identification, shows how to prepare expert testimony, and provides detailed technical information helpful in identifying imprints.
A Brief History of the Tire. Mechanics of the Tire Tread. Tire Sales. Tires Have Distinctive Wear Patterns. Sidewalls. The Crime Scene. Recording Tire Imprints. Wheelbase and Tire Tread Stance Measurements. A Tire Imprint Identification System. What Can Be Learned without a Suspect's Vehicle. Test Tire Impressions. Tire Noise Treatments. Using Tire Tread Drawings. What Can Be Learned When You Do Have a Suspect's Tire. One Case, From Beginning to End. Traffic Accident Investigation. Future Trends and Considerations. Preparation for Trial. Obtaining a Consultant. Tire Imprint Identification Training. Glossary. References. Index.