FSP 304 Forensic Photography

Mode of Study -- Online
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    Course Outline

    Crime Scene & Forensic Photography

    Forensic Photography, also termed as Crime Scene Photography is a subject of great help in aiding the criminal investigation processes. The main objective of photographing the crime scene is to maintain the reliability of the evidences encountered at a crime scene. Crime scene, being temporary and fragile in nature, needs to be secured and the evidences, along with their actual positions needs to be safeguarded to maintain their authenticity in the court-room. Therefore, photographing, videographying, note-making and proper documentation are a must requirements while processing a scene of crime.


    The foremost duty of an Investigator is to ensure the safety of the crime scene, in a manner so that no clue, even the slightest of all, goes unnoticed by the eyes of an Investigator. As in the science of Forensic, evidences play a vital role in the trial process. Therefore, the investigator should produce every evidence physically along with their photographs, in order to elucidate the court regarding their condition and position at the respective scene of crime.


    The photographing technique will be taught to the students which is of great use while photographing the scene of crime. The photographing of a crime scene takes place in three manners:


    >>  Over-view photography is done to capture the overview image of the scene of crime covering all the details along with the evidences through various angles.


    >>  Mid-range photography, ensures covering the details with a quite closer approach.


    >>  Close-up photography is performed individually on each evidence, in order to cover even the minutest detail of a specific evidence. The injuries present on a body, a hair strand, bloodstains on walls and floor etc. are a few examples of the evidences pictured with a close-up approach.


    Other than making students aware of the various photographing techniques, students will also be taught about the different manners of photographing depending upon the situation, as the technique of photographing in daylight and night-time, photographing prints as fingerprint, shoe-print, palm-print, foot-marks and so.


    The completion of this course with a detailed theoretical and practical sessions will ensure the students with a myriad options to enhance their careers in one of the most audacious and challenging fields of forensic. Through their boundless skills and techniques, they could have a promising career ahead.