Forensic Photography I

FIV152 - 48.00 Hours

Description

Capturing evidence and documenting the crime scene through skilled photography techniques is crucial to a proper criminal investigation. This course will address the basic concepts of photography and their application to professional crime scene documentation. Course instruction will be through lecture, case review, and practical exercises.

This course, which meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements Texas Forensic Science Academy Forensic Photography Course #40053, is for Blinn College students participating in the Collegiate Technical Investigation Skills Program (CTISP) of TEEX's Texas Forensic Science Academy.

This course can be scheduled to meet your specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class for your organization, please contact Institute for Law Enforcement and Protective Services Excellence at (800) 423-8433 or ilepse@teex.tamu.edu.

Description

Capturing evidence and documenting the crime scene through skilled photography techniques is crucial to a proper criminal investigation. This course will address the basic concepts of photography and their application to professional crime scene documentation. Course instruction will be through lecture, case review, and practical exercises.

This course, which meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements Texas Forensic Science Academy Forensic Photography Course #40053, is for Blinn College students participating in the Collegiate Technical Investigation Skills Program (CTISP) of TEEX's Texas Forensic Science Academy.

Prerequisites

  • Participant must apply to and be admitted into CTISP of the TEEX Texas Forensic Science Academy
  • Participant must apply to and be admitted into Blinn College
  • Successfully pass a background check
  • Foundations of Forensic Photography

Age Requirement

  • Participant must be at least 18 years of age before the CTISP end date

Attendance Requirements

Class attendance is an essential part of the education process, and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises.  To receive course and TCOLE credit, participants must attend the class in its entirety.     

Recommended

Student May Bring:

  • Digital SLR camera
  • Electronic flash
  • Cable release
  • Tripod
  • Camera instruction manual
  • Extra batteries for camera and flash
  • Laptop computer and photo card reader (for photo review)

Topics

Camera and film selection+Camera operation+Common photographic errors+Crime scene photography+Digital photographic processes+Evaluating light+Photographic equipment+Photography in law enforcement+Standards for digital evidence+Utilizing depth of field

Suggested Audience

Collegiate students seeking technical training to prepare them for employment requiring investigative skills such as crime scene investigators, fire investigators, detectives, medicolegal death investigators, patrol officers and forensic nurses.

Continuing Education and Professional Credits

Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)+ACE+International Association of Identification (IAI)+Oklahoma Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET)+Texas Education Agency (TEA)

Other Information

  • Course enrollment for CTISP is through Blinn College.  Please contact Robert Stanberry at (979) 209-7399 or Robert.Stanberry@blinn.edu

Contact Information

Institute for Law Enforcement and Protective Services Excellence
Phone: (979) 845-6677 | Tollfree: (800) 423-8433

Related Courses

FIV151+FIV153+FIV154+FIV155Foundations of Forensic Photography+Crime Scene Investigation+Forensic Photography II+Latent Print ProcessingFoundations of Forensic Photography+Crime Scene Investigation+Forensic Photography II+Latent Print ProcessingFoundations of Forensic Photography+Crime Scene Investigation+Forensic Photography II+Latent Print Processing

Policies

TEEX Policies

Payment Information

  • CTISP tuition and fees are payable to Blinn College. For more information, contact the Blinn College Admissions Office at admissions@blinn.edu  
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