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Crime Scene Photography

Crime scene photography captures physical evidence's location and position, aiding in reconstructing crime scenes, refreshing visual memory and establishing the relation of evidence with the crime scene.

What is Crime Scene Photography?

what is crime scene photography

Crime Scene Photography is very crucial aspect of crime scene investigation. It captures the scene of crime the way it is which gives important clue about the location and positioning of physical evidences at a crime scene. This helps in refreshing the visual memory of Crime Scene Investigation and Scientific Officers and aids in Crime Scene Reconstruction too. Also, it establishes the relation of a certain physical evidence with a specific crime scene.

The crime scene photography is done from various angles and distances in order to show:

  1. Nature and location of a physical evidence at a crime scene

  2. Relationship of a physical evidence with the overall crime scene

While taking the photographs of the physical evidences at a crime scene it is very crucial that a scale or ruler or any measuring instrument is kept alongside the evidence in order to measure the dimensions of the evidence. Also, the case number and evidence number should also be kept while taking photographs of the evidence.

Types of Crime Scene Photography

  1. Overall Photography-

This type of photography takes photographs from a wide angle to capture the overall crime scene. It is important as it shows the various elements of a crime scene such as entry and exit point of a crime scene.

  1. Mid-range Photography-

Mid-range photography is important as it captures the evidence, its location, background view, measurement, marking, and exact position in a crime scene and it establishes the relationship of an evidence with the specific crime scene. Be sure that the scale is placed while taking the mid-range shots of evidence to measure the dimensions of the evidencesalong with the case number and evidence number.

  1. Close-up Photography-

Close-up photography shows the nature and condition of the evidence at a crime scene. Be sure that the scale is placed while taking the close-up shots of evidence to measure the dimensions of the evidences along with the case number and evidence number. Another point to keep in mind is to align the camera parallel with respect to the surface/evidence so as to eliminate the shadows. A scaffolding or ladder may be used for photographing larger items.

Types of photographic techniques

  • Ultraviolet photography

  • Infrared photography

  • Macro photography

  • Panoramic photography

  • digital photography

  • fluorescence photography

  • multiple photography 

Crime scene photography plays an important role in collection of evidence at the crime scene, as it documents the appearance and location of victims, fingerprint impressions, footprint impressions, bloodstain pattern, and other physical evidences and produces a permanent visual record in front of the court among other utilization.

Points to remember in Crime Scene Photography

  • Start the crime scene photography before disturbing the crime scene.
  • Make sure that evidence marker or evidence number is placed alongside the evidence at a crime scene.
  • Always keep a scale or a ruler or any measuring instrument alongside the evidence while taking the photograph.
  • Make sure to take photographs from all the distance- overall, mid-range and close-up so as to fulfil the purpose of crime scene photography
At Connectel‘s (Forensic Division), Crime Scene Photography is done with highest credibility and impartiality. Being the first and Only Forensic Science laboratory in private sector accredited by Government of India for ISO / IEC 17025 :2017 Standards acceptable worldwide by all Government and Regulatory bodies we only deliver quality forensic testing. By virtue of this accreditation, we are at par with any other similarly accredited forensic science laboratory in government sector in 107 member countries of ISO and India for report generation capability. We maintain proper chain of custody at the laboratory from the point of receiving/collection of evidence till the disposal of forensic examination report. The observation and results of the forensic examination of evidence are kept confidential. Reports generated by our forensic laboratory are admissible in the Indian Court of Law in the same category followed by the Government FSL’s. Further, we provide 65B certificate for admissibility of electronic evidence under Indian Evidence Act, 1872. Our forensic experts are skilled and can testify in Indian courts to provide Expert Opinion under Section 45 of Indian Evidence Act, 1872.
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