Advanced Crime Scene Photography Second Edition

Author: Christopher D Duncan
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482211874
Size: 43.39 MB
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The ability to thoroughly and properly document a crime scene through photography is a must for crime scene investigators. Regardless of the time of day, weather conditions, or confines in which a piece of evidence is concealed, photographs must be true and accurate. Capturing all the pertinent information and evidence for use during an investigation and testimony is critically important. Evidence is commonly found in less-than-photographically-friendly environments. Possessing the knowledge and skills necessary to properly photograph those difficult-to-image subjects is vitally important. Advanced Crime Scene Photography explains how to identify crime scene challenges, design plans to capture images correctly, and execute those plans successfully. Seamlessly integrating photography principles with corresponding applications in crime scene photography—moving progressively from basic to more advanced concepts—this book demonstrates how to record photographs in low-light conditions, including the use of flash and painting with light techniques. The book also addresses a variety of topics including impression evidence, fire scenes, laser trajectories, macro-photography, and ultraviolet and infrared photography. Offering tips on everything from creating compelling photos on a limited budget to the photography of Luminol reactions, this Second Edition: Features a new chapter on photographing fire scenes, presenting solutions to problems commonly faced by fire investigators Includes the addition of review questions and photography assignments at the end of each chapter Contains more than 250 full-color images and photographs Anyone can take a photograph in perfect lighting, with the subject sitting out in the open and already positioned for the best composition. Advanced Crime Scene Photography, Second Edition provides crime scene investigators with a comprehensive, step-by-step resource on crime scene photography under the most difficult and adverse conditions.

Crime Scene Photography

Author: Edward M. Robinson
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128027681
Size: 54.52 MB
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Crime Scene Photography, Third Edition, covers the general principles and concepts of photography, while also delving into the more practical elements and advanced concepts of forensic photography. Robinson assists the reader in understanding and applying essential concepts in order to create images that are able to withstand challenges in court. This text is a required reading by both the International Association for Identification’s Crime Scene Certification Board and the Forensic Photography Certification Board. Includes an instructor website with lecture slides, practical exercises, a test bank, and image collection and many videos which can be used. Extensively illustrated with over 1000 full color photographs, with many images entirely new for the third edition Over 100 practical exercises help the reader grasp the practical applications Variations of correct and incorrect approaches, to be used alongside practical exercises, available online in the Instructor’s Manual The chapter on Special Photographic Situations includes new sections on autopsy photography, images from drones, recommendations to photographically document bloodstain patterns and firearms trajectories

Practical Crime Scene Processing And Investigation Second Edition

Author: Ross M. Gardner
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1439897786
Size: 39.60 MB
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All too often, the weakest link in the chain of criminal justice is the crime scene investigation. Improper collection of evidence blocks the finding of truth. Now in its second edition, Practical Crime Scene Processing and Investigation presents practical, proven methods to be used at any crime scene to ensure that evidence is admissible and persuasive. Accompanied by more than 300 color photographs, topics discussed include: Understanding the nature of physical evidence, including fingerprint, biological, trace, hair and fiber, and other forms of evidence Actions of the responding officer, from documenting and securing the initial information to providing emergency care Assessing the scene, including search considerations and dealing with chemical and bioterror hazards Crime scene photography, sketching, mapping, and notes and reports Light technology and preserving fingerprint and impression evidence Shooting scene documentation and reconstruction Bloodstain pattern analysis and the body as a crime scene Special scene considerations, including fire, buried bodies, and entomological evidence The role of crime scene analysis and reconstruction, with step-by-step procedures Two appendices provide additional information on crime scene equipment and risk management, and each chapter is enhanced by a succinct summary, suggested readings, and a series of questions to test assimilation of the material. Using this book in your investigations will help you find out what happened and who is responsible.

Basic Crime Scene Photography 2nd Edition

Author: Aric Dutelle
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781514334331
Size: 15.11 MB
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Praise for the First Edition: ..".experience in the field is brought to the public with insight and intelligence and anyone, either the working pro or the aspiring amateur, will find the material up-to-date and of use. I whole-heartedly recommend this book!" (Sandy Weiss, author of "Forensic Photography: The Importance of Accuracy") The purpose of crime scene photography is to establish a visual record of the condition of the scene and the items present within it. Depending upon the experience and skill of the photographer, this is accomplished with varying degrees of success. Building off of the success of the first edition, the purpose of this text is to provide those within the field of forensic investigation, as well as those in training, with a foundation in basic crime scene photography. While basic in nature, this text is intended to serve as a foundation for the principles and methodologies which should be adhered to when conducting crime scene documentation. The format of this text is a practical, step-by-step, application of basic techniques associated with crime scene photography. Although written primarily associated with the use of Digital Single-Lens Reflex (DSLR) camera systems, it is intended that the reader will emerge capable of utilizing any camera system, coupled with the aid of the methodology included within this text, to properly document the subject matter confronted within his or her day-to-day activities. Based upon feedback received from the first edition of this text, a number of additional sections have been added. Sections pertaining to photography and use of alternate light sources, basic photography associated with challenging environmental conditions (underwater, rain, etc.) and photography of fire and post-blast scenes are included within this edition. These inclusions, along with corrections and other chapter modifications, have resulted in this edition containing 30% more content than the first edition. Photography is a technical skill and as with any technical skill, the more times that a skill is performed (correctly) the more proficient an individual becomes at the skill. So, whether you are reading this as someone new to photography, or are a seasoned veteran simply looking for an occasional reference, hopefully this text will be of value to you. Continue to take photos and the photos will continue to improve!

The Science Of Crime Scenes

Author: Max M. Houck
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128498773
Size: 70.93 MB
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The Science of Crime Scenes, Second Edition offers a science-based approach to crime scenes, emphasizing that understanding is more important than simply knowing. Without sacrificing technical details, the book adds significantly to the philosophy and theory of crime scene science. This new edition addresses the science behind the scenes and demonstrates the latest methods and technologies with updated figures and images. It covers the philosophy of the crime scene, the personnel involved at a scene (including the media), the detection of criminal traces and their reconstruction, and special crime scenes, such as mass disasters and terroristic events. Written by an international trio of authors with decades of crime scene experience, this book is the next generation of crime scene textbooks. This volume will serve both as a textbook for forensic programs, and as an excellent reference for forensic practitioners and crime scene technicians with science backgrounds. Includes in-depth coverage of disasters and mass murder, terror crime scenes and CBRN (Chemical, biological, radioactive and nuclear) – topics not covered in any other text Includes an instructor site with lecture slides, images and links to resources for teaching and training

Alternate Light Source Imaging

Author: Norman Marin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317524160
Size: 42.18 MB
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Alternate Light Source Imaging provides a brief guide to digital imaging using reflected infrared and ultraviolet radiation for crime scene photographers. Clear and concise instruction illustrates how to accomplish good photographs in a variety of forensic situations. It demonstrates how tunable wavelength light sources and digital imaging techniques can be used to successfully locate and document physical evidence at the crime scene, in the morgue, or in the laboratory. The scientific principles that make this type of photography possible are described, followed by the basic steps that can be utilized to capture high quality evidentiary photographs.

Crime Scene Investigation

Author: Jacqueline T. Fish
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1455755834
Size: 41.39 MB
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Crime Scene Investigation offers an innovative approach to learning about crime scene investigation, taking the reader from the first response on the crime scene to documenting crime scene evidence and preparing evidence for courtroom presentation. It includes topics not normally covered in other texts, such as forensic anthropology and pathology, arson and explosives, and the electronic crime scene. Numerous photographs and illustrations complement text material, and a chapter-by-chapter fictional narrative also provides the reader with a qualitative dimension of the crime scene experience. 1. Introduction 2. First Response 3. Documenting the Crime Scene 4. Fingerprints and Palmprints 5. Trace and Impression Evidence 6. Body Fluid Evidence 7. Blood Spatter Evidence 8. Firearms and Toolmark Evidence 9. Arson and Explosives 10. The Electronic Crime Scene 11. Documentary Evidence 12. Motor Vehicles as Crime Scenes 13. Death Investigation 14. Forensic Anthropology, Odontology, and Entomology 15. Documenting the Actions of the CSI

Introduction To Crime Scene Photography

Author: Edward M. Robinson
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0123865433
Size: 39.20 MB
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From the author of Crime Scene Photography, 2nd Edition, this introductory text serves as a detailed nuts-and-bolts version of its big brother, currently required reading for certification by the IAI Crime Scene Certification Board. Written for those just beginning their educations related to crime scene investigations, Introduction to Crime Scene Photography shares many of the features of the advanced text. This text initiates the novice to all the essentials of basic crime scene photography techniques. And, it provides a smooth transition to the more complicated and advanced techniques found in the larger text. The beginning of the book deals with basic theory and science of photography. This acquaints the reader with knowledge required to take superior photographs using composition, lighting and focus. Then follows photographing the crime scene, including specialty types of photography such as ultraviolet, fluorescence and infrared, going digital, using photos specifically to document bodies, wounds, and other related components to the crime scene. Also included are two chapters on the legal aspects of forensic photography and digital image processing. *Contains over 350 high-quality 4-color images *Includes a Companion Web site hosting images from the volume as well as an Instructor Web site with key words, lecture slides, test bank and supplemental images *'Rules of Thumb' are included to highlight key concepts

Forensic Photography

Author: Sanford L. Weiss
Publisher: Pearson Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780131582866
Size: 58.13 MB
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Designed specifically for the forensic professional, this up-to-date, state-of-the art manual offers a complete look at forensic photography. Its focus is not only on what to photograph, but also how to use the latest equipment and techniques to capture images that translate to the courtroom. Each chapter includes hands-on exercises and actual case studies that reinforce best practices and protocols. Its emphasis on accuracy reinforces how to overcome common roadblocks and its applications appeal to law enforcement personnel, firefighters, insurance investigators, and private detectives.