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A crucial part in Tracking is played by observation of every detail which happens to be “out of order” in Nature. In fact, the gait of a person walking in a forest, for example, not only determines his presence in it, but it does also alterate the natural state of that particular kind of environment. […]
Outtake from an article by William J.Bodziak, Lesley Hammer and other authors.
“Because the truck used in the bombing was totally destroyed, an identical Ryder 20-foot truck was used to obtain these known measurements. The truck used was located in Alexandria, Virginia, only a 30-minute drive from the FBI lab, and was one of 400 Ford F700 trucks from that Ryder order. Each of the 400 trucks […]
Credits: William J.Bodziak, Forensic Footwear Evidence
One of the first cases with footwear evidence presented in Court was the Richardson case from Kirkcudbright, Scotland in 1786. The case depicted the fatal stabbing of a young woman. As we can read in the deposition, the investigator tracked the footprints that actually left the scene: the perpetrator’s shoes appeared to be “heavily nailed […]
Frederic Remington, “Apache”.
“It is imperative that a scout should know the history, tradition, religion, social customs, and superstitions of whatever country or people he is called on to work in or among. This is almost as necessary as to know the physical character of the country, its climate and products. Certain people will do certain things almost […]
“According to a popular misconception, nature is “like an open book” to the expert tracker and such an expert needs only enough skill to “read everything that is written in the sand”. A more appropriate analogy would be that the expert tracker must be able to “read between the lines”. Trackers themselves cannot read everything […]
1886: General George Crook, was head of Departiment of Arizona, after the forced capitulation of Apache. But Geronimo was still on the loose. Indians used to call him Nantan Lupan (Grey Wolf), showing him their respect. At that time, US Generals experienced a large, common employ of Indian Scouts to help them finding their quarries […]