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Forensic Art Essentials

Author : Lois Gibson
ISBN : 0080559298
Genre : Law
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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. 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

The Police Composite Sketch

Author : Stephen Mancusi
ISBN : 160761832X
Genre : Medical
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The police composite sketch, one of the most crucial investigative tools in law enforcement, is developed during a composite session—an intense display of communication and art in which the words of a witness are transformed into the features of a suspect. Despite the incredible technological leaps made in investigative work, the forensic science of composite sketching still relies on the basic elements of drawing skill, interpretive ability and the spoken word. The Police Composite Sketch is a comprehensive manual on how to conduct a complete composite session. Through an array of case studies, it details several disciplines that comprise this specialized forensic art, including composite sketching, image modification, age progression, facial comparison analysis, demonstrative evidence and postmortem/skull reconstruction. It also explores how to intuit insights that are often inadvertently revealed by witnesses, victims and perpetrators during the composite session. In addition, this book discusses other relevant topics, such as the three-stage drawing technique, witness and victim types, descriptive terminologies, managing composite sessions. Complete with numerous illustrations and drawing tips, this seminal work offers a general composite session philosophy and specific session strategies to both experienced and aspiring forensic artists as well as any lay reader intrigued by this fascinating skill.

Forensic Art And Illustration

Author : Karen T. Taylor
ISBN : 1420036955
Genre : Law
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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.

Faces Of Evil

Author : Lois Gibson
ISBN : 1933893060
Genre : True Crime
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This riveting story details how the author became the world's most successful forensic artist, and shares the inspiring story of her passion for justice, interwoven with the thirteen most suspense-filled cases of her career. Reprint.

Facial Geometry

Author : Robert M. George
ISBN : 9780398077709
Genre : Science
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Forensic art may be defined as 'portrait art minus a tangible subject.' The main objective of this book is to present a series of practical indices interrelating the key features of the human face that will provide a foundation for any exercise in forensic art from composite sketch to post-mortem 're-facing.' These indices are illustrated with a survey of the numerous and often surprising geometric forms that permeate facial design. The various triangles and rectangles, rhomboids and trapezoids, parallelograms and circles that define the human face (the theme) and give it individuality (variations on the theme) are examined. The chapters provide necessary information to define the cephalometric points, planes, areas and lines that demarcate the human face, including the detailed surface anatomy of the eye, nose, mouth and ear. The underlying geometry of the human facial plan is revealed, illustrating a selection of triangles, rectangles, and other polygons. The graphic facial analysis (GFA) of the frontal face is covered, with sixteen indices and triangles defining and illustrating their means and ranges of variation. The GFA details the lateral face by means of eight angles and indices with special attention given to the nose and ear. With 45 illustrations and two tables in this clear and comprehensive text, this book leaves little to the imagination and is truly a unique treatise and source of information.

Forensic Facial Reconstruction

Author : Caroline Wilkinson
ISBN : 9781107268760
Genre : Social Science
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Forensic facial reconstruction is the reproduction of an individual's face from skeletal remains. Used when other forms of identification are very difficult or impossible, it can give a name to the dead in forensic cases, or in archaeological contexts, provide a tangible impression of real individuals from our past. This comprehensive work starts with a discussion of the importance of the face in society and the history of facial reconstruction, going on to evaluate the accuracy of modern reconstruction methods. The Manchester method of facial reconstruction, and the relationships between the hard and soft tissues of the face are described in detail. Uniquely, it also describes the methods and problems associated with reconstructing the faces of children. Collating all published facial tissue data and describing tissue variations with reference to age, sex, stature and ethnic origin, this book will be an important reference volume for all practitioners in the field.

Forensic Art

Author : Jennifer MacKay
ISBN : 9781420500691
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
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Forensic artists are highly-trained specialists who creating composite drawings from witness descriptions and reconstruct crime scenes. This book explains the tools and techniques used by forensic artists, including facial reconstruction, image enhancement, and age progression. Students will be amazed by the skills of these artistic professionals and learn about the about the education needed for the job. Sidebars offer descriptions of unusual cases, and historical crime-solving breakthroughs.

Sexual Homicide Patterns And Motives Paperback

Author : John E. Douglas
ISBN : 9781439118313
Genre : Psychology
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Who are the men committing the rising number of serial homicides in the U.S. -- and why do they kill? The increase in these violent crimes over the past decade has created an urgent need for more and better information about these men: their crime scene patterns, violent acts, and above all, their motivations for committing these shocking and repetitive murders. This authoritative book represents the data, findings, and implications of a long-term F.B.I.-sponsored study of serial sex killers. Specially trained F.B.I. agents examined thirty-six convicted, incarcerated sexual murderers to build a valuable new bank of information which reveals the world of the serial sexual killer in both quantitative and qualitative detail. Data was obtained from official psychiatric and criminal records, court transcripts, and prison reports, as well as from extensive interviews with the offenders themselves. Featured in this book is detailed information on the F.B.I.'s recently developed Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (VICAP) and a sample of an actual VICAP Crime Analysis Report Form.

Forensic Anthropology Training Manual

Author : Karen Ramey Burns
ISBN : 9781317348290
Genre : Social Science
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Provides basic information on successfully collecting, processing, analyzing, and describing skeletal human remains. Forensic Anthropology Training Manual serves as a practical reference tool and a framework for training in forensic anthropology. The first chapter informs judges, attorneys, law enforcement personnel, and international workers of the information and services available from a professional forensic anthropologist. The first section (Chapters 2-11) is a training guide to assist in the study of human skeletal anatomy. The second section (Chapters 12-17) focuses on the specific work of the forensic anthropologist, beginning with an introduction to the forensic sciences. Learning Goals Upon completing this book readers will be able to: Have a strong foundation in human skeletal anatomy Explain how this knowledge contributes to the physical description and personal identification of human remains Understand the basics of excavating a grave, preparing a forensic report, and presenting expert witness testimony in a court of law Define forensic anthropology within the broader context of the forensic sciences Describe the work of today’s forensic anthropologists

Ask A Forensic Artist

Author : Lisa Bailey
ISBN : 1501055631
Genre : Law
File Size : 62. 91 MB
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Entertaining and educational, a veteran forensic artist sheds light on the true nature of the profession, and tells how you hold the key to solving law enforcement's coldest cases. In this book, you'll: Watch as a victim's face is sculpted from just the bare bones of an unidentified skull Uncover the real reason for the thousands of nameless bodies lying in unmarked graves Discover how forensic artists tap a traumatized victim's memory to create the face of their attacker Learn the challenges of depicting what a fugitive might look like after 30 years on the run Read about real-life cases and the role forensic art played in solving them Find out how someone, maybe even you, can become a forensic artist too From the inside of an evidence locker lined with human skulls, to the backroom of a convenience store where a traumatized witness describes the face of their attacker, Ask a Forensic Artist separates the myths from the hype, giving you an insider's look into the odd and compelling work of the artists working behind the scenes in law enforcement. With over 70 photo and illustrations, this book is a must-read for forensic fans, students, true crime enthusiasts, and the curious of mind.

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