Forensic Art and Illustration

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CRC Press, Sep 15, 2000 - Law - 608 pages
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As the number of stranger-on-stranger crimes increases, solving these crimes becomes more challenging. Forensic illustration has become increasingly important as a tool in identifying both perpetrators and victims. Now a leading forensic artist, who has taught this subject at law enforcement academies, schools, and universities internationally, offers readers the benefit of her extensive knowledge and experience. Forensic Art and Illustration is the first book to provide complete coverage of all aspects of the field, and includes much previously unavailable information.

Beginning with the first-ever in-depth documentation of the history of forensic art, this book proceeds logically through explanations of facial anatomy, practical methodologies and techniques, case examples, and a glossary of terms. More than 700 illustrations and photographs depict art methods used in identifying and locating crime victims and criminal offenders. Numerous successful examples, taken from actual solved cases, demonstrate applications of the methods and techniques presented. Ideal for both forensic artists who want to improve their skills and those who work with them in law enforcement, Forensic Art and Illustration is a practical guide as well as a complete look at the state of the art of forensic illustration today.
 

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Almost everything you need to know about Forensic Art is in this book. If you want to get into the field, buy it. If you make it into the field, you will find yourself carrying it around with you everywhere. Karen Taylor is an amazing author, teacher and person in general. Read full review

Contents

Chapter 2 A History of Forensic Art
11
Chapter 3 The Human Face
45
Chapter 4 Drawing the Human Face
73
Finding and Identifying the Living
135
Chapter 5 The Interview
137
Chapter 6 Composite Imagery
197
Growth
235
Aging
251
Chapter 12 TwoDimensional Facial Reconstruction from the Skull
361
Chapter 13 ThreeDimensional Facial Reconstruction on the Skull
419
Chapter 14 Methods of Superimposition
477
FORENSIC ART Additional Responsibilities
499
Chapter 15 Professional Ethics and Conduct
501
Chapter 16 Printing and Graphic Reproduction
519
Chapter 17 Dealing with the News Media
535
Chapter 18 The Forensic Artist in Court
543

Chapter 9 Image Assessment and Modification
283
FORENSIC ART Identifying the Dead
301
Chapter 10 Postmortem Drawing
303
Chapter 11 Skull Protection and Preparation for Reconstruction
325
Summary
561
Index
563
Back cover
585
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