This helpful textbook teaches the fundamentals of photography and their application to police work. It offers clear explanations of the basic elements of photography that are used in investigative police work. Recommendations regarding equipment and techniques are offered throughout for both small and large police departments. Topics include the advantages and disadvantages of digital photography, and guidelines for photographing accidents, crimes, evidence, questioned documents, and identification photos, and dealing with special situations such as homicide and arson.
Teaches fundamentals of photography and their application to police work. Early chapters cover the photographic process, explaining aspects such as cameras, film, exposure, b&w and color processing, and video photography. Later chapters cover areas including accidents, crime scenes, evidence, and documents. Two final chapters explain uses of ultraviolet, fluorescence, and infrared photography. This fourth edition contains new material on equipment and processing techniques, and information on digital photography. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Larry S. Miller is Distinguished Professor and Chair of Criminal Justice and Criminology at East Tennessee State University (ETSU). He received his Bachelor of Science from ETSU, a Master of Science from Eastern Kentucky University, and his Ph.D. in Health & Safety with collaterals in Forensic Anthropology and Criminology from The University of Tennessee. Miller, who has worked as a police officer, criminal investigator, and crime laboratory director, teaches in the area of law enforcement and is the author of several books on topics including criminal investigation, criminal justice report writing, police photography, and more.
Norman Marin worked for the NYC Office of the Chief Medical Examiner from 2001-2012, where he began with DNA extraction and quantification before transferring to the Special Investigation Unit, where he worked on crime reconstruction issues involving bloodstain pattern analysis, bullet trajectory, evidence examinations, forensic photography, and the identification of latent blood through chemical enhancements. A graduate of the John Jay College, Marin now teaches at Pace University at the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Forensic Science program, where he teaches digital photography, among other forensic disciplines.