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Journal of Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine
Year : 2009, Volume : 31, Issue : 4
First page : ( 338) Last page : ( 343)
Print ISSN : 0971-0973. Online ISSN : 0974-0848.

Walking bare foot: Print shows stature of a male individual

Raju G. M.1,*Assistant Professor, Vijaynath V.2Assistant Professor, Anitha M. R.3Assistant Professor

1Forensic Medicine Department, JJM Medical College, Davangere, Karnataka-577004.

2Forensic Medicine Department, SSIMSRC, Davangere, Karnataka - 577004.

3Department of Anatomy, SSIMSRC, Davangere, Karnataka - 577004.

*Corresponding author: E-mail: drrajugm@gmail.com

Abstract

Estimation of stature is a major concern in Forensic Medicine & Forensic Anthropology. This present study is helpful in scene of crime, where only bare foot marks are available. Estimation of stature plays vital role, where only walking on bare foot prints are available.

The present study is an attempt to examine the relationship of stature by walking on bare foot print of 500 males of South India, in the age range from 18 to 21 years. The result shows statistically highly significant (p<0.001) for walking on bare foot print, selected for the study were found strongly & positively co-related with stature. The highest co-relation, co-efficient is + 0.66 for males. The regression of formulae was checked for their accuracy & reliability.

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Key words

Forensic Anthropology, stature, walking barefoot length, South Indian population.

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