Forensic Art Essentials teaches artists to extract information from a witness or victim about a face they have seen, and produce an image good enough to lead detectives to the criminal being described.
After reading this book, anyone with adequate drawing skills will be able to learn the tools necessary to develop his or her skills as a forensic artist. Instruction focuses on an explanation of techniques for various scenarios and includes the use of case studies of special situations and how they should be handled. The book covers skull reconstructions of unidentified murder victims and age progressions to aid in the apprehension of known fugitives. It also provides step-by-step illustrations of how to reconstruct a face from a skull, and offers solutions to a multitude of common problems that occur in the field.
With 500 full-color illustrations, this book is an essential tool for any forensic artist.
Provides insight as to the best way to responsibly interview and extract information from eye-witnesses and victims to develop accurate composite sketches500 illustrations, many full color, show examples of various challenges in developing sketches and reconstructing from skullsServes as a guide for forensic art professionals as well as a call to law enforcement agencies to expand the use of this valuable forensic tool