ColumnsDoes femur length affect the stride length? Forensic implicationsKrishan, Kewal MSc, PhD1Author Information 1Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Panjab University, Chandigarh-160 014, India Correspondence Kewal Krishan, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Panjab University, Chandigarh-160 014, India. Tel: +91-172-2534230, 2541998 (o), +91-172-2687372 (R), Mobile: +91-9876048205; E-mail: email@example.com Journal of Forensic Nursing: March 2010 - Volume 6 - Issue 1 - p 51-52 doi: 10.1111/j.1939-3938.2009.01066.x Buy Metrics Abstract All the long bones in the human body have a linear and positive relationship with stature. This principle has been used by forensic scientists and anthropologists to estimate stature in many kinds of medico-legal and forensic examinations. The present proposition states that the femur length may have a positive relationship with stride length. This relationship can help the forensic scientist to estimate stride length from the length of the femur and vice versa which can further be extended to formulate opinion in person's gait, biomechanics, movement, and posture analysis of the suspects in forensic case work. This can further be used to give opinion while handling certain evidences like closed-circuit television footage and video surveillance system in crime scene investigation. © 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.