Course Descriptions

Criminal Justice

CRJ 360
Crime Scene Photography
3 credits

Initially, Crime Scene Photography begins with instruction in basic photographic principles and introduction to useful photographic accessories. Participants are introduced to the approach and basic techniques used in documenting crime scene investigations. The students complete a series of photographic exercises and they are individually evaluated so that each student will be able to correct any deficiencies.

This course of study then moves beyond the basic techniques and progresses into topics that include macro and close-up photography; oblique lighting techniques; multiple flash photography and photographic filter usage. Specialized shooting situations such as time exposure, multiple flash photos, bloodstain pattern documentation and panoramic photography are also covered.  During the second part of the course, the photographic work of each student is also evaluated on an individual basis.

Prerequisite(s): CRJ 318