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Course Description:

Techniques and methods of crash/crime scene photography focus on practical suggestions as well as general viewpoints of crash/crime scene imaging and documentation. The use of digital imaging and standard film systems is demonstrated. Topics include the fundamentals of photographing scenes from general to specific utilizing the overall, medium, and close-up "three-step" method. Practical exercises demonstrate the documentation of crash/crime scenes. Major crash/crime scenes and autopsy procedures are specifically demonstrated.

The student is not required to provide a 35 mm Single Lens Reflex (SLR) camera or Digital Imaging camera, but it is recommended. This allows the student to apply photographic techniques using their own personal camera system during practical applications and demonstrations.

Entry Level Standards:

Officers should have completed at minimum basic crash or crime scene investigation.


  • None required for class, recommendations found below in Reference.

Tools Required:

  •  Digital Camera
  •  Tripod
  •  Laptop Computer
  •  2 GB Removable Storage, ie… USB Drive, Thumb Drive or Re-writable CD or DVD
  •  Scientific Calculator


  • Crime Scene and Evidence Photographer's Guide by Steven Staggs (June 1997)
  • Photography for Traffic Accident Investigation by Fricke (June 1985)
  • Applied Police and Fire Photography by Raymond P. Siljander, Darin D. Fredrickson            

              (April 1997)

  • The Practical Methodology of Forensic Photography by David R. Redsicker 2nd edition               (September 26, 2000)
  • Police Photography by Larry S. Miller, Sam J. Sansone (Photographer) 4th edition (July 1998)

Course Objectives:

  • To appreciate the importance of proper preservation of crash/crime scenes by photographic means.
  • To understand the role of law enforcement and crash/crime scene technicians in conducting photography at crash/crime scenes. To examine the relationship and interactions between law enforcement, crash/crime scene technicians and the Courts in using photographic evidence in Court.
  • To become exposed to common terminology, equipment, methods and procedures connected with crash/crime scene photography.
  • To examine the practical, theoretical,
  • To enhance critical thinking and practical skills on issues relevant to crash/crime scene photography.

Topic Basis:

  • General considerations regarding crash/crime scenes
  • Court admissibility and rules of evidence
  • Photographic process of scene: general overview
  • Photographing the scene: basic guidelines
  • Technical guidelines: photographing the scene
  • Introduction to the single lens reflex (SLR) camera
  • Equipment needed for documentation of major case scenes
  • Electronic and painting with light techniques
  • Crash/crime scene documentation techniques
  • Fatal and serious injury crashes
  • Homicides
  • Domestic violence
  • Fire and arson
  • Luminol photography
  • Laser photography
  • Basic introduction to digital imaging (legal)
  • System review--digital and standard cameras
  • Courtroom presentations, use of photo boards for sequencing
  • Practical exercises applying skills lectured for documenting crash/crime scenes and
  • individual items of evidence
  • Software and Application
  • Special Topics Discussion


Asst. Chief Bobby E. Jones, Jr.

Instructor:  Assistant Chief Bobby E. Jones, Jr. Knox County Sheriffs Department, Knoxville, TN, ACTAR #678, is an accredited accident reconstructionist with over 20 years of FULL TIME experience in accident reconstruction and formerly worked with the United States Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. By 1988, he had investigated well over 2,500 motor vehicle collisions. Chief Jones has received multiple degrees in Criminal Justice and Engineering and studied surveying as part of his minor for his engineering degree. His on-the-job experience combined with his formal training in surveying has made him one of the best forensic mapping specialists in the country.

Instruction for Law Enforcement Officers Tuition $ 375 US

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