Crime Scene Photography

Author: Edward M. Robinson
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128027681
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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

Introduction to Crime Scene Photography

Author: Edward M. Robinson
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0123865433
Format: PDF, Docs
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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

Advanced Crime Scene Photography Second Edition

Author: Christopher D Duncan
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482211874
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Pocket Guide to Crime Scene Photography

Author: Mark E. Vecellio
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351660462
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This handy pocket guide is an essential field guide to crime scene photography. The authors have used limited technical terms and jargon to distill concepts down to understandable, step-by-step methodologies. The book highlights best practices that apply to most any crime scene but specialized instructions—pertaining to unique evidence and crime scenes that present challenging conditions—are also provided. The book introduces concise, comprehensive checklists for photographing such evidence as tire tracks, dust impressions, fingerprints, luminescence from trace blood search reagents, and more. This convenient reference allows police professionals, investigators, and crime scene analysts and technicians to improve their proficiency to achieve professional, reliable results.

Crime Scene Photography

Author: Leeayn Chapman
Publisher: LawTech Publishing Group
ISBN: 1933778709
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This text covers the role of a photographer in a crime scene beginning with the history of photography and fundamental concepts of general camera use. This text covers photography concepts and practical applications to vehicular accidents, vehicle examinations, and crimes against property. Also covers concepts and protocols to crimes against persons such as assault and homicide scenes, autopsy, and special issues covering arson, alternative light sources, and SMAT (Scars, Marks, and Tattoos). This textbook is appropriate for criminal justice, criminal investigation, and homeland security programs. It is also suited for programs in emergency management, corporate security, psychology, emergency medical services and healthcare, police academy programs, and continuing professional development.

Basic Crime Scene Photography 2nd Edition

Author: Aric Dutelle
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781514334331
Format: PDF, Docs
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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!

Practical Crime Scene Processing and Investigation Second Edition

Author: Ross M. Gardner
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1439897786
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Scene of the Crime

Author: Tim B. Wride
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated
ISBN:
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This collection contains never-before-published images of seminal LAPD cases, including the Black Dahlia murder, the Onion Field case, the Watts riots, the Manson murders, and more. Captions are culled from original police logs and newspaper accounts.

The Practice Of Crime Scene Investigation

Author: John Horswell
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420023244
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Crime scene investigation involves the use and integration of scientific methods, physical evidence, and deductive reasoning in order to determine and establish the series of events surrounding a crime. The quality of the immediate crime scene response and the manner in which the crime scene is examined are critical to the success of the investigation. Evidence that is missed or corrupted by incomplete or improper handling can have a devastating effect on a case and keep justice from being served. The Practice of Crime Scene Investigation covers numerous aspects of crime scene investigation, including the latest in education and training, quality systems accreditation, quality assurance, and the application of specialist scientific disciplines to crime. The book discusses a range of basic and advanced techniques such as fingerprinting, dealing with trauma victims, photofit technology, the role of the pathologist and ballistic expert, and signal processing. It also reviews specialist crime scene examinations including clandestine laboratories, drug operations, arson, and explosives.

The Crime Scene

Author: Marilyn T. Miller
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128013583
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The Crime Scene: A Visual Guide provides visual instruction on the correct way to process a crime scene. While the primary crime scene comprises the area from which most of the physical evidence is retrieved by crime scene investigators (CSIs), forensic scientists, or law enforcement personnel, this book also covers secondary and often tertiary crime scenes, all locations where there is the potential for the recovery of evidence. By using photographs and other diagrams to show proper and improper procedures, the reader will learn how to identify the correct principles required to process a scene. The book presents chapters on the investigation, the varying types of documentation, and the tactics used to connect events through crime scene reconstruction using evidence The book's authors have a combined experience of over 70 years in crime scene investigation as primary responders and consultants giving testimony in all levels of the U.S. court system. In addition, both teach forensic science and crime scene investigation at the university level. Coverage of techniques, documentation and reconstruction at a crime scene Shows side-by-side comparison of the correct process versus the incorrect process Online website will host: videos and additional instructional material