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Crime Scene Photography, Second Edition

Crime Scene Photography, Second Edition
Author: Edward M. Robinson
ISBN 13: 9780123757289
ISBN 10: 123757282
Edition: 2
Publisher: Academic Press
Publication Date: 2010-02-17
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 720
List Price: $116.00

Crime Scene Photography, Second Edition

Edward M. Robinson, Associate Professor, Forensic Science Department, the George Washington University, Washington DC

With contributions from David ("Ski") Witzke - Vice President, Program Management, Foray Technologies, and Robert C. Sanders-Wisconsin State Crime Lab.

Crime Scene Photography, Second Edition covers the general principals and concepts of photography, while also delving into the more practical elements and advanced concepts of forensic photography. Edward Robinson assists the reader in understanding and applying essential concepts in order to create images that are able to withstand challenges in court.

The first part of the book deals with the basic theory and science of photography required to take superior photographs, and covers topics such as composition, exposure, focus, depth of field, and flash techniques. The second part of the text deals specifically with the challenges of photographing a crime scene, including instructions on how to document bodies and wounds, traffic accident photography, underwater photography and aerial photography. In the latter portions of the text, the author turns to digital theory and its advantages and disadvantages.

New to this edition:

  • Over 600 full-color photographs, also electronically available on the companion Web site.
  • Two new chapters on 'The History of Forensic Photography', and 'Digital Image Processing of Evidentiary Photography'

Key Features:

  • Includes an Instructor Web site with lecture slides, practical exercises, a test bank and image collection
  • An essential reference for crime scene photography, including topics such as Composition, the Inverse Square Law, Court Cases affecting photography, Digital Processing techniques, Photogrammetry
  • Required reading by the Crime Scene Certification Board of the International Association for Identification (IAI) for all levels of certification

Edward M. Robinson began his career in law enforcement in 1971, with the Arlington County (Virginia) Police Department (ACPD). After 25 years with the ACPD, Mr. Robinson created the Crime Scene Investigation concentration at The George Washington University for their Master of Forensic Science degree program, and continues there today.

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