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Police Photography

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.


Students and beginning professionals in the criminal justice field.

Paperback, 304 Pages

Published: November 2010

Imprint: Anderson Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4377-5580-0


  • 1. The Police Photographer

    2. Light and the Simple Camera

    3. Cameras

    4. Film

    5. Equipment

    6. Exposure

    7. The Darkroom

    8. Black-and-White Processing: Negatives

    9. Black-and-White Processing: Printing and Enlargement

    10. Color Processing

    11. Digital Photography

    12. Accident Photography

    13. Crime Photography

    14. Evidence Photography

    15. Identification Photography

    16. Questioned Documents

    17. Ultraviolet and Fluorescence Photography

    18. Infrared Photography

    Glossary of Terms


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