Practical Forensic Digital Imaging : Applications and Techniques

Jones, Patrick [Browse]
First edition.
London : Taylor and Francis, 2016.
1 online resource (386 p.)


  • CRC series in practical aspects of criminal and forensic investigations. [More in this series]
  • Practical Aspects of Criminal and Forensic Investigations
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"Well-documented scenes can prove to be invaluable pieces of evidence at trial, and the ability to take compelling photographs is a critical skill for forensic scientists and investigators. Practical Forensic Digital Imaging: Applications and Techniques is an up-to-date and thorough treatment of digital imaging in the forensic sciences. Balancing practical considerations with scientific and standards-based requirements, the book's clear, concise presentation illustrates the essentials of digital imaging required by professionals in the field. Enhanced with crisp color photos, the book covers a host of critical topics, including: The fundamentals of photographing crime scenesThe history of photography and the transition to digital imagingDigital camera hardware and photographic techniquesLight, filters, and macro/micro imagingLay, professional, and expert witnesses, and the implications of Frye and DaubertEnhancement of images and digital panoramic camera scanningStorage of digital mediaUltraviolet and infrared imagingDigital photo imaging microscopes Covering the full range of scenarios that forensic professionals encounter, the author includes special sections dedicated to photography involving footwear and tire impressions, vehicles, death and morgue scenes, and taphonomic and entomological imaging, as well as fingerprints, burglaries, fire and arson, sex offenses, blood, and trace evidence and microscopy. The techniques in this volume enable photographers to capture the images that will not only tell the story, but will also stand up in court. Watch Patrick Jones in his laboratory on the CRC Press YouTube channel."--Provided by publisher.
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  • Front cover; Dedication; Table of Contents; Series Editor's Note; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter 1. Documentation; Chapter 2. The Transition from 35-mm Film to Digital Imaging; Chapter 3. Digital Camera Hardware; Chapter 4. Digital Imaging; Chapter 5. Light; Chapter 6. Filters; Chapter 7. Macro/Micro Imaging; Chapter 8. Law; Chapter 9. Enhancement of Images; Chapter 10. Footwear and Tire Impressions; Chapter 11. Digital Panoramic Camera Scanning; Chapter 12. Death Investigation; Chapter 13. Morgue Photo Imaging; Chapter 14. Taphonomic and Entomological Imaging
  • Chapter 15. Auto ProcessingChapter 16. Fingerprints; Chapter 17. Burglary; Chapter 18. Storage of Digital Media; Chapter 19. Fire and Arson Scene; Chapter 20. Sex Offenses; Chapter 21. Trace Evidenceand Microscopy; Chapter 22. Blood; Chapter 23. Ultraviolet and Infrared Imaging; Chapter 24. Digital Photo Imaging Microscope; Chapter 25. SWGIT; Bibliography; Appendix A: Glossary; Appendix B: Photo I.D. Card*; Back cover
  • 0-429-24909-8
  • 1-4200-6013-9
  • 10.4324/9781420060133
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