Alternate Light Source Imaging - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781455777624, 9781455775484

Alternate Light Source Imaging

1st Edition

Forensic Photography Techniques

Editors: Larry Miller
Authors: Norman Marin Jeffrey Buszka
eBook ISBN: 9781455775484
Imprint: Anderson
Published Date: 17th June 2013
Page Count: 92


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Alternate Light Source Imaging provides a brief guide to digital imaging using reflected infrared and ultraviolet radiation for crime scene photographers. Clear and concise instruction illustrates how to accomplish good photographs in a variety of forensic situations. It demonstrates how tunable wavelength light sources and digital imaging techniques can be used to successfully locate and document physical evidence at the crime scene, in the morgue, or in the laboratory. The scientific principles that make this type of photography possible are described, followed by the basic steps that can be utilized to capture high quality evidentiary photographs.

About the Forensic Studies for Criminal Justice Series:
The Forensic Studies for Criminal Justice series consists of short-format content on new developments, unique perspectives, or how-to information on areas in forensic science—all specifically designed to meet the needs of the criminal justice community. Instructors wishing to provide their students with more in-depth coverage on certain forensic areas can add these digestible, inexpensive works to their syllabi without having to completely redesign their course, introduce overly complex material, or financially overburden their students. Law enforcement and other criminal justice professionals will find a wealth of valuable information to improve training sessions. Written by experts in the disciplines they are covering and edited by a senior scholar in criminal justice, Forensic Studies for Criminal Justice opens up the world of forensic science to the criminal justice community.

Key Features

  • Part of a new Anderson series presenting brief works on forensic science, written especially for students and law enforcement
  • Clear, concise instruction on the fundamentals of alternate light source imaging
  • Covers a variety of crime scene situations
  • Full-color images


Criminal justice students, law enforcement, crime scene photographers

Table of Contents

  1. Understanding Electromagnetic Radiation
  2. Tunable Wavelength Light Sources
  3. Photographic Equipment
  4. Photography with UV and Forensic Light Sources
  5. Infrared Photography


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About the Editor

Larry Miller

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, USA

About the Author

Norman Marin

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Pace University, New York, NY, USA

Jeffrey Buszka

Jeffery M. Buszka holds a Master’s of Science Degree in Forensic Science from John Jay College of Criminal Justice where was also an Adjunct for 6 years in the Forensic Science program. Mr. Buszka is also a board certified as a Diplomate by the American Board of Criminalistics. For 7 years he worked as a Criminalist in the NYC Office of Chief Medical Examiner – Forensic Analysis and Reconstruction Unit. The main responsibilities of the Unit included the examination of physical evidence for the purposes of crime scene and incident reconstructions. Prior to the OCME he worked at the Yonkers Police Department Forensic Science Laboratory where his duties included drug chemistry, latent fingerprint development, serial number restoration, footwear identification and forensic photography.

Affiliations and Expertise

NYC Office of Chief Medical Examiner – Forensic Analysis and Reconstruction Unit—Author