Crime Scene Photography

Mar 29th, 2015
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Scenario: Your agency administrator has assigned you to the evening-shift (3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.) crime scene unit. Describe the type(s) of camera(s) you will need for this assignment, as well as the accessories and the recording media you will need. Explain the purpose for some of the equipment selection you might make and how it is utilized. During your tour of duty, you responded to two calls: Call One: There has been a two-car motor vehicle accident with one fatality. The body was ejected from the vehicle and is located approximately 20-feet from the point of collision. The other victim was transported from the scene with severe head injuries. The accident occurred around noon at the intersection of a four-lane highway with a two-lane road. The weather was bright and clear. These questions need not be stated verbatim within the paper, but addressed as part of the paper. How would you go about photographing this scene? Would you use overview, mid-range, or close-up photographs? Descr

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Crime Scene PhotographyNameClassDateProfessorCrime Scene Photography When conducting a crime scene investigation the crime scene photographer must have the necessary equipment to properly document the scene. The crime scene photographer will need to bring a crime scene kit with them to the crime scene and would contain a camera, wide angle lens, macro lenses, filters, and an electronic flash as well as tripod, locking cable release, and various types of films. The crime scene photography kit will also consist of a flash light, 15.ABFO #2 scale, notebook, pen, index cards, and gray card. Other items that can be found in the kit are tape measures, camera repair tools, white napkin, clothes pins, and supplementary light meters (Staggs, 2005). When the crime scene photographer is assigned to document crime scenes that occur in the evening or night hours the type of additional equipment they should bring to the crime scene including the original crime scene kit are alternative lights sources. These items are necessary to ensuring that the images that are captured are clear and usable in a court of law. The electronic flash and the shutter release cable would be beneficial because they would allow images to be captured in law light situations. Call One In the first call there has been a two-car motor vehicle accident with one fatality. Upon arriving on the scene the body of the victim was located twenty feet from the scene of the ca

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