Forensic Uses of Digital Imaging, Second Edition

John C. Russ

January 22, 2016 by CRC Press
Reference - 268 Pages - 341 Color Illustrations
ISBN 9781498733076 - CAT# K26284

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Features

  • Covers the widespread advances in digital imaging technology, techniques, and devices
  • Discusses how to work with both high- and lower-resolution images
  • Gives guidelines and suggestions for effective presentation and explanation of investigative results, including under Frye and Daubert rules
  • Explains advanced imaging processes and concepts with minimal jargon
  • Includes hundreds of full-color images to illustrate the latest forensic imaging technologies and techniques

Summary

The ability to work with, and retrieve images, is vital to forensic and criminal case work. During a five-decade-long career, author John C. Russ has taught methods for image processing and measurement to thousands of students. Forensic Uses of Digital Imaging, Second Edition distills his classroom and workshop material to present the information most relevant to forensic science.

Since the publication of the first edition, there have been many significant changes in technology that have revolutionized the ways digital images are used in forensic investigations. Fully updated, the second edition:

  • Covers the widespread advancements of digital imaging photography and processing
  • Discusses the increased power, storage capacity, and use of digital cameras, laptop computers, tablets, and cell phones in forensic science
  • Gives real-world examples to illustrate comparisons between different processing options
  • Includes hundreds of full-color images that demonstrate technologies and techniques
  • Addresses issues of admissibility of forensic investigation results under Frye and Daubert rules
  • Provides guidelines and suggestions for effectively presenting and explaining results

Forensic Uses of Digital Imaging, Second Edition explains concepts with minimal jargon, and the methods and tools described in this book can be implemented in a broad spectrum of available computer programs. By demonstrating how these methods can be applied to a variety of images, this book helps readers develop the ability to understand when and how specific techniques should be used. It will be of particular use in casework for practicing photography and imaging police and forensic professionals who need to verify and explain both interpretations and processes to legal professionals, judges, and juries.

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