Forensic Art Essentials

Forensic Art Essentials

A Manual for Law Enforcement Artists

1st Edition - December 6, 2007

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  • Author: Lois Gibson
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080559292
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780123708984

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Description

Forensic Art Essentials teaches artists to extract information from a witness or victim about a face they have seen, and produce an image good enough to lead detectives to the criminal being described. After reading this book, anyone with adequate drawing skills will be able to learn the tools necessary to develop his or her skills as a forensic artist. Instruction focuses on an explanation of techniques for various scenarios and includes the use of case studies of special situations and how they should be handled. The book covers skull reconstructions of unidentified murder victims and age progressions to aid in the apprehension of known fugitives. It also provides step-by-step illustrations of how to reconstruct a face from a skull, and offers solutions to a multitude of common problems that occur in the field. With 500 full-color illustrations, this book is an essential tool for any forensic artist.

Key Features

  • Provides insight as to the best way to responsibly interview and extract information from eye-witnesses and victims to develop accurate composite sketches
  • 500 illustrations, many full color, show examples of various challenges in developing sketches and reconstructing from skulls
  • Serves as a guide for forensic art professionals as well as a call to law enforcement agencies to expand the use of this valuable forensic tool

Readership

Law enforcement personnel, criminal investigators, forensic artists, general forensic community, IAI membership.

Table of Contents

  • CHAPTER ONE: THE MOST UNIQUE ART DISCIPLINE

    CHAPTER TWO: DRAWING IN FORENSIC ART

    CHAPTER THREE: PULLING FACES FROM WITNESS MEMORY

    CHAPTER FOUR: SPECIAL REFINEMNTS TO THE INTERVIEW

    CHAPTER FIVE: RACES, EXPRESSIONS, TEETH, WOMEN, VEHICLES, TATTOOS AND JEWELRY

    CHAPTER SIX: AGE PROGRESSION AND POST MORTEM

    CHAPTER SEVEN: FACIAL RECONSTRUCTION FROM SKELETAL REMAINS

    CHAPTER EIGHT: THREE-DIMENSIONAL FACIAL RECONSTRUCTION OF SKELETAL REMAINS

    CHAPTER NINE: IMPLEMENTATIONS AND CONCLUSIONS

Product details

  • No. of pages: 432
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2007
  • Published: December 6, 2007
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080559292
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780123708984

About the Author

Lois Gibson

Affiliations and Expertise

Forensic Artist - Houston Police Department, TX, U.S.A.

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  • MarcDewelde Mon Jun 10 2019

    Great book-great find

    As a forensic artist, I needed a thorough and specific learning tool to get into my job. This book is spot on to the things I do. I needed it. It is easy to read and correct in every means.