- Course Number:
- CJA 231
- Course Title:
- Crime Scene Photography
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Course DescriptionIntroduces crime scene photography skills to aid in crime scene and evidentiary documentation. Includes camera operation, exposure control, proficiency in relational photos, close-up photography, lighting, flash control and videography. Prerequisites: WR 121. Audit available.
Addendum to Course Description
Covers basic settings and operations of a typical digital SLR camera and video camera. Then proceeds to advanced camera techniques and procedures to detect and photographically document a crime scene.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon completion of the course students should be able to:
- Photograph crime scenes with an understanding of digital and video imaging technology and evidentiary issues.
- Document crime scenes using cameras in a manner that will withstand courtroom scrutiny.
- Properly document and store photographic evidence.
Course Activities and Design
· Class lecture and demonstration
· Films and videos
· Proper Lighting
· Mock crime scene photography
· Computer assisted photography documentation
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Outcome assessment may include the following: examinations, quizzes, class participation, assignments and projects
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
· Operation of digital and video cameras
· Proper lighting
· General crime scene and evidence photography
· Bloodstain photography
· Fingerprint photography
· Photographing night scenes
· Court testimony regarding photographic evidence