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Forensic photography of injuries

Evans, Sam 2024. Forensic photography of injuries. Payne-James, Jason and Byard, Roger W., eds. Forensic and Legal Medicine: Clinical and Pathological Aspects, Taylor and Francis, pp. 881-889. (10.1201/9781003138754-95)

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This Chapter outlines the principles of forensic photography. For consistency of image quality and faithful digital representation of the injury, DSLR’s with suitable lenses and flash units should be used. For consistent forensic analysis, distortion to the shape of injury in the photography should be limited. To limit distortion, the camera must be perpendicular to the injury with appropriate scale placement. 3D photography should be considered the gold standard for the image capture of injuries in forensic medicine, as image distortion is negligible. To date IR and UV offer limited information not already available with standard imaging. However cross-polarized imaging has shown some promise, particularly with highly reflective injuries.

Item Type: Book Section
Status: Published
Schools: Dentistry
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
ISBN: 9781003138754
Last Modified: 20 May 2024 16:10

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