May 25, 2019 07:57 PM

Chandigarh (Face2News)

Dr Kewal Krishan, Associate Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Anthropology Panjab University, Chandigarh has been conferred the status of honorary member of the American Society of Forensic Podiatry (ASFP), Oregon, USA.

   An honorary member is a distinguished scientist who has provided exceptional service to the Society, and/or the field of forensic science. The honorary status is granted by unanimous vote of the Board of Directors of the Society.

ASFP is an organization of forensic scientists and doctors created for the advancement of the cause of forensic podiatry and to develop and maintain the highest standards of practice via research, discussion, education, publications. Forensic podiatry deals with the evidence related to human foot at the crime scene. The evidence may comprise of complete and partial footprints, static and dynamic footprints, footwear found at the crime scenes, impressions of the soles inside the footwear, foot remains at the mass disaster sites for criminal investigation and identification.

Dr Krishan is a renowned forensic scientist who has contributed immensely to the development of forensic anthropology and podiatry in India. He has devised some of the new techniques and methods regarding the footprint science which may be helpful in associating footprint with the criminal at the crime scene. Dr Krishan has to his credit more than 183 articles in reputed journals of forensics and anthropology including the chapters in the most coveted Encyclopedias of Forensics and high impact factor journals such as The Lancet.

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