Forensic Photography, also termed as Crime Scene Photography is a subject of great help in aiding the criminal investigation processes. The main objective of photographing the crime scene is to maintain the reliability of the evidences encountered at a crime scene. Crime scene, being temporary and fragile in nature, needs to be secured and the evidences, along with their actual positions needs to be safeguarded to maintain their authenticity in the court-room. Therefore, photographing, videographying, note-making and proper documentation are a must requirements while processing a scene of crime.
The foremost duty of an Investigator is to ensure the safety of the crime scene, in a manner so that no clue, even the slightest of all, goes unnoticed by the eyes of an Investigator. As in the science of Forensic, evidences play a vital role in the trial process. Therefore, the investigator should produce every evidence physically along with their photographs, in order to elucidate the court regarding their condition and position at the respective scene of crime.
The photographing technique will be taught to the students which is of great use while photographing the scene of crime. The photographing of a crime scene takes place in three manners:
>> Over-view photography is done to capture the overview image of the scene of crime covering all the details along with the evidences through various angles.
>> Mid-range photography, ensures covering the details with a quite closer approach.
>> Close-up photography is performed individually on each evidence, in order to cover even the minutest detail of a specific evidence. The injuries present on a body, a hair strand, bloodstains on walls and floor etc. are a few examples of the evidences pictured with a close-up approach.
Other than making students aware of the various photographing techniques, students will also be taught about the different manners of photographing depending upon the situation, as the technique of photographing in daylight and night-time, photographing prints as fingerprint, shoe-print, palm-print, foot-marks and so.
The completion of this course with a detailed theoretical and practical sessions will ensure the students with a myriad options to enhance their careers in one of the most audacious and challenging fields of forensic. Through their boundless skills and techniques, they could have a promising career ahead.
MODULE 1 – CONCEPT OF PHOTOGRAPHY
This module include the introduction of photography which explains the quality of photography, their developmental history which cover the precursor technologies and invented technologies, basic principles and techniques of camera, concept of light, colored photography (black and white photography), digital photography, development in photography and enlargement (film photography, synthesis photography, dual photography and light field photography) and portable electronic device.
MODULE 2 – PHOTOGRAPHY AND CAMERA
This module covers the introduction of photography and camera, history of camera, about camera - types of camera (compact digital cameras, digital SLR cameras, mirror-less cameras, action cameras, 360 cameras and film cameras), parts of camera (body, lens, sensor, flash card and battery), depth of field, angle of view, focal length, parts of lenses (wide-angle lens, standard lens, medium lens, telephoto lens and ultra-telephoto lens), exposing, developing and printing, linkage of camera and film negative and explain the method of crime scene photography and laboratory photography.
MODULE 3 – CRIME SCENE PHOTOGRAPHY
Crime scene photography has the forensic importance. This module include the introduction of crime scene photography, photo documentation forms, overall photography, mid-range photography, close-up photography which have the evidence included biological evidence, chemical evidence, patterned evidence and trace evidence, the photographic documentation of bodies and wounds and photography of artifacts.
MODULE 4 – EVIDENCE PHOTOGRAPHY AND DOCUMENTATION I
This module covers the introduction of evidence photography and documentation, crime scene documentation which include the following steps (secure the scene, evaluate conditions, shoot the scene, photograph the victims, photograph the evidence, evidence markers and re-shoot for new evidence), document and fingerprint photography and enlargement, photographic documentation of bodies, wound and injuries, photographing and documenting an accident crime scene, photographic documentation of blood stains on walls, floors and clothing and photographic documentation of impression evidence (friction ridge, foot wear and tire).
MODULE 5 – EVIDENCE PHOTOGRAPHY AND DOCUMENTATION II
This module provides the further information of evidence photography and documentation which covers the major topic of photographic documentation of traffic accident scenes, scenes regarding arson and explosives, violent crime scenes, special considerations for digital photography and legal foundation for photographic evidence.
MODULE 6 – SPECIAL PHOTOGRAPHY SITUATION
Photography is the best method to capture the crime scene which can be helpful in further analysis. There are different situations in which special photography techniques are used to document that scene which is described in this module. So in this module learner will be able to acquire the knowledge regarding accidental photography, photography taken by surveillance cameras, taken from an aircraft while in flight (Arial Photograph) and taking photos underwater.
MODULE 7 – PHOTOGRAMMETRY
Photogrammetry is the discipline of making measurements from photographs, in which photographs of real world object or scene will be converted into a map, drawing, measurement or a 3D model. This module covers the information about the term photogrammetry, perspective and natural grid photogrammetry and reverse projection photogrammetry.
MODULE 8 – LEGAL ASPECTS OF PHOTOGRAPHY
This module covers the legal aspects of photography which provides the detailed information about micro and macro photography, sketching and photography of the scene of crime, effects of photography and post processing, basics of different Photoshop and legal consideration which should be kept in mind related to crime scene photography.
ONLINE EXAMINATION AND EVALUATION PROCESS
The mode of examination will be online for the students enrolled in online courses. After the completion of the respective course duration, you will be notified with your exam date and other required details. You are supposed to access your examination portal on the allotted date and time for giving your exam. Concerned authorities will assist you, if you face any kind of problem during your exam.
TYPES OF QUESTIONS
You will have combination of Multiple Choice Questions, in the form of multiple option and True & False.
The complete correction and evaluation takes about two weeks. After the evaluation process is finally done, the mark sheets and certificates are posted on to the given postal address by address confirmation. Therefore, the students are always requested to mention their correct and complete address on their application form, in order to avoid further confusion and disappointment.
Note: Every student must check their email for examination notifications and other updates. Also you are supposed to update your recent postal address and other relevant details.
SIFS INDIA, provides online education for Certificate, Diploma, and PG Diploma courses in the Forensic Science discipline. The Forensic Science programmes are appropriate for all students of any discipline. The course is ideal for those who, whim to secure a stand-alone certification in Forensic Science and whose first degree is in an unrelated field. We aims to provide a thorough education in Forensic Science from a variety of perspectives with multiple dimensions.
After completion of the enrollment processes, a username and password would be generate and provide you through email to access e-books and study materials allied to your programme code within five working days.
COMPLETE LEARNING OF STATEMENT (LOS)
In online education, lectures might be conducted online via Learning Management System (LMS) and instant chatting or messaging. Some course have ‘virtual’ classes; where the enrolled students participate through webcams sources. Through your unique username and password, students can access their profile, study materials, instructor guidance, assignments, quizzes, examination, scores, and so on.
MAKE IMPORTANT BOOKMARK FOR FUTURE ACCESS
In Every LOS, we are constantly reviewing the latest study materials being the very finest course material now available for your programme code. We provides the modified technology inside the portal likewise; the bookmark option to build a specified learning process. Bookmark is also an advantageous for future access. Your learning methods would be helpful to choose objectives. Bookmark giving you the chance to study exactly; what you need in directive to improvement.
MAKE YOUR OWN NOTES
Go Paperless! Online database are much easier than searching through paper files. LOS giving you the note preparation option at the time of study. It would be great method to create and deploy your own written notes for future admittance.
TAKE MULTIPLE QUIZZES FOR PRACTICE EXAM
LMS is the best virtual learning systems; to use their own login portal. Multiple quizzes are the most of the latest questions and updates related to the LOS. It would be flexible to practice for examination preparation.
INTERACT WITH YOUR INSTRUCTOR FOR YOUR QUERIES.
Online learning system also provides a forum for discussion with instructor, where you can post and quickly ask your quarries, enhance and collaborate your learning experiences. It would be hard to mature a relationship with your online instructor, you may never meet, but it is worth the exertion to keep communicating and contacting through the online support system.
The assignment submission process diverges depending upon the course you enrolled. Assignment is definitely the indispensable thing in order to complete your programme. It comprises 5 questions with 1000 word limit. Assignment carries a 100% weightage for evaluation of examination. Some key instructions to get good grade in your assignment such as-
1. Read the study materials in depth from portal LOS.
2. Understand the assignment questions and keep within the word limit.
3. Write the assignments yourself which should be plagiarism free.
4. Complete the assignments in given duration and submit after date you will not able to access the assignment.
5. Write your answers in the appropriate format and add the references at the end of your assignment etc.
Online examination system is designed to offer you with an education wherever you are. There are a wide range multiple options. After the completion of the respective course duration, you would have access to your examination portal on the allotted date and time. In LMS examination procedure, you will allocated for examination in a particular time, so that you must give your examination in allocated date and time on your online examination portal.
1. You must have to complete your examination in given time period accordingly to your course instructor. You cannot attempt your examination twice.
2. If you are not able to attempt your examination, you must to inform your instructor prior the time period and give specific reason to conduct re-schedule examination date*.