Potential Role of Knee Print in Forensic Identification
Nagy M. B. Al-Fadaly*
Department of Forensic Medicine and Clinical Toxicology, Faculty of Medicine, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt
- *Corresponding Author:
- Dr. Nagy M. B. Al-Fadaly
Department of Forensic Medicine and Clinical Toxicology
Faculty of Medicine, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: May 04, 2011; Accepted date: June 15, 2011; Published date: June 22, 2011
Citation: Al-Fadaly NMB (2011) Potential Role of Knee Print in Forensic Identification. J Forensic Res 2:131. doi: 10.4172/2157-7145.1000131
Copyright: © 2011 Al-Fadaly NMB. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
In this paper, an initial method of collecting knee print and explaining how to prepare it, has been presented. The results of this pilot experiment, which was carried out in order to study the possibility of identifying persons from their knee prints, were also presented. The results showed that by adopting this method, knee print has shown a considerable degree of variability among different individuals. The variability of knee print among different individuals and its potential role in personal identification for forensic field work, particularly, in cases when knee print is involved by some way or another has been discussed. Finally the knee print can probably be considered in the forensic field. Furthermore, more research studies on the knee print should be carried out as it might potentially become a useful forensic identification tool.