# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Forensic Technology Task 1484154610

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Describe the procedure to make casts and molds of shoe impressions.

Definition

Description should include
  • producing a cast from dental stone or plaster (on a soil or sand surface)
  • modeling or molding the print by stepping into a preservative, such as compressible foam (i.e., BioFoam)
  • measuring the mold against the cast
  • measuring the impressions against controls.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What does a cast of a shoe impression tell an investigator about the subject?
  • How can shoe impressions be individualized?
  • What are other methods for lifting latent shoe impressions?

Other Related Standards

ITEEA National Standards

12. Use and Maintain Technological Products and Systems