Forensic Art and Illustration

Author: Karen T. Taylor

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420036954

Category: Law

Page: 608

View: 9688

As the number of stranger-on-stranger crimes increases, solving these crimes becomes more challenging. Forensic illustration has become increasingly important as a tool in identifying both perpetrators and victims. Now a leading forensic artist, who has taught this subject at law enforcement academies, schools, and universities internationally, offers readers the benefit of her extensive knowledge and experience. Forensic Art and Illustration is the first book to provide complete coverage of all aspects of the field, and includes much previously unavailable information. Beginning with the first-ever in-depth documentation of the history of forensic art, this book proceeds logically through explanations of facial anatomy, practical methodologies and techniques, case examples, and a glossary of terms. More than 700 illustrations and photographs depict art methods used in identifying and locating crime victims and criminal offenders. Numerous successful examples, taken from actual solved cases, demonstrate applications of the methods and techniques presented. Ideal for both forensic artists who want to improve their skills and those who work with them in law enforcement, Forensic Art and Illustration is a practical guide as well as a complete look at the state of the art of forensic illustration today.

Forensic Art

Author: Jennifer MacKay

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1420500694

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 104

View: 7949

Forensic artists are highly-trained specialists who creating composite drawings from witness descriptions and reconstruct crime scenes. This book explains the tools and techniques used by forensic artists, including facial reconstruction, image enhancement, and age progression. Students will be amazed by the skills of these artistic professionals and learn about the about the education needed for the job. Sidebars offer descriptions of unusual cases, and historical crime-solving breakthroughs.

Special Make-up Effects for Stage & Screen

Making and Applying Prosthetics

Author: Todd Debreceni

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136060693

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 344

View: 7778

In the world of film and theatre, character transformation takes a lot of work, skill, and creativity...Dedicated solely to SFX, this book will show you tips and techniques from an seasoned SFX makeup artist with years of film, TV, and theatrical experience. Not only will this book take you through the many genres that need a special effects makeup artist, like horror, fantasy, and sci-fi, but it will also tell you about the tools you will need, how to maintain your toolkit, how to take care of the actor's skin, how to airbrush properly when HD is involved, and all about the exclusive tricks of the trade from an experienced pro who knows all the latest tips and techniques. The author shows you how to sculpt and mold your own makeup prosethetics, focusing on how human anatomy relates to sculpture, thus creating the most realistic effects. Case studies feature some of the top makeup artists of today, such as Neill Gorton, Christopher Tucker, Miles Teves, Jordu Schell, Mark Alfrey, Matthew Mungle, Christien Tinsely, Vittorio Sodano, and Mark Gabarino. You will also learn about human anatomy as it relates to sculpture and will be able to profit from lessons from today's top make-up artists that are highlighted. Put your new techniques into practice right away with the step-by-step tutorials on the must-have DVD, which will show you exactly how some of the looks from the book were achieved.

Forensic Art Essentials

A Manual for Law Enforcement Artists

Author: Lois Gibson

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780080559292

Category: Law

Page: 432

View: 5024

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 sketches 500 illustrations, many full color, show examples of various challenges in developing sketches and reconstructing from skulls Serves 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

Creating Digital Faces for Law Enforcement

Author: Michael W. Streed

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128052791

Category: Law

Page: 418

View: 9708

Today, law enforcement requires actionable and real-time intelligence; 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help respond to cases efficiently. When evidence is lacking in a case, law enforcement officers are often times left to rely on eyewitness descriptions. In order to quickly disseminate facial composites to news outlets and social media, law enforcement needs to rely on every tool available; including traditional forensic artists and advanced facial composite software. Creating Digital Faces for Law Enforcement provides the proper foundation for obtaining key information needed to create effective facial composites. There are two main methods to create a facial composite, first through traditional forensic art techniques and second by using commercially developed facial composite software. Traditional forensic art has advanced from pen and paper to more enhanced digital tools. This text reviews the development of digital tools used by the forensic artist describing each tool in detail. Creating Digital Faces for Law Enforcement is the first text of its kind to address the creation of digital sketches for forensic artists and software-driven sketches for non-artist/technicians. A step-by-step guide addressing the creation of digital, software-driven, sketches for non-artist technicians Includes descriptions supported by both photographs and video demonstrations to assist the reader in better understanding the process Written by an internationally-recognized police sketch artist with over 35 years of experience A companion website page will host author created / narrated videos for reader access

Die Leiche im Kreuzverhör

Erstaunliche Lösungen spannender Kriminalfälle

Author: Colin Evans

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3034860803

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 382

View: 1800


Facial Geometry

Graphic Facial Analysis for Forensic Artists

Author: Robert M. George

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 0398077703

Category: Science

Page: 82

View: 917

Forensic art may be defined as 'portrait art minus a tangible subject.' The main objective of this book is to present a series of practical indices interrelating the key features of the human face that will provide a foundation for any exercise in forensic art from composite sketch to post-mortem 're-facing.' These indices are illustrated with a survey of the numerous and often surprising geometric forms that permeate facial design. The various triangles and rectangles, rhomboids and trapezoids, parallelograms and circles that define the human face (the theme) and give it individuality (variations on the theme) are examined. The chapters provide necessary information to define the cephalometric points, planes, areas and lines that demarcate the human face, including the detailed surface anatomy of the eye, nose, mouth and ear. The underlying geometry of the human facial plan is revealed, illustrating a selection of triangles, rectangles, and other polygons. The graphic facial analysis (GFA) of the frontal face is covered, with sixteen indices and triangles defining and illustrating their means and ranges of variation. The GFA details the lateral face by means of eight angles and indices with special attention given to the nose and ear. With 45 illustrations and two tables in this clear and comprehensive text, this book leaves little to the imagination and is truly a unique treatise and source of information.

CSI-Forensik für Dummies

Author: Douglas P. Lyle

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527704698


Page: 400

View: 8096

CSI, CSI Miami, CSI New York, Crossing Jordan: Der Ermittler von heute ist Wissenschaftler, klug und manchmal exzentrisch. So ist das zumindest im Fernsehen, aber wie sieht es in der Wirklichkeit aus? Wie erkennt man an einer Schädelverletzung die Todesursache, wie funktioniert die Untersuchung von Projektilen, welche Möglichkeiten bietet die DNA-Analyse? Douglas P. Lyle klärt Sie in diesem preisgekrönten Buch über die Arbeit der Kriminaltechniker auf und stellt Ihnen bekannte und kuriose Fälle sowie deren Lösung vor.

A Companion to Forensic Anthropology

Author: Dennis Dirkmaat

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118255410

Category: Social Science

Page: 600

View: 3099

A Companion to Forensic Anthropology presents the most comprehensive assessment of the philosophy, goals, and practice of forensic anthropology currently available, with chapters by renowned international scholars and experts. Highlights the latest advances in forensic anthropology research, as well as the most effective practices and techniques used by professional forensic anthropologists in the field Illustrates the development of skeletal biological profiles and offers important new evidence on statistical validation of these analytical methods. Evaluates the goals and methods of forensic archaeology, including the preservation of context at surface-scattered remains, buried bodies and fatal fire scenes, and recovery and identification issues related to large-scale mass disaster scenes and mass grave excavation.

Approaching Facial Difference

Past and Present

Author: Patricia Skinner,Emily Cock

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350028304

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 6052

What is a face and how does it relate to personhood? Approaching Facial Difference: Past and Present offers an interdisciplinary exploration of the many ways in which faces have been represented in the past and present, focusing on the issue of facial difference and disfigurement read in the light of shifting ideas of beauty and ugliness. Faces are central to all human social interactions, yet their study has been much overlooked by disability scholars and historians of medicine alike. By examining the main linguistic, visual and material approaches to the face from antiquity to contemporary times, contributors place facial diversity at the heart of our historical and cultural narratives. This cutting-edge collection of essays will be an invaluable resource for humanities scholars working across history, literature and visual culture, as well as modern practitioners in education and psychology.

Die große Bärenschule

Author: John Yeoman

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423427469

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 4120

Eine ungewöhnliche Freundschaft Der einsame Einsiedler hat schon lange auf einen gelehrigen Schüler gewartet, den er in Geschichte und anderen Fächern unterrichten kann. Dass aber ausgerechnet der an seiner Höhle vorbeitrottende Bär sein Schüler würde, daran hat er nicht geglaubt. Jetzt ist Praxis gefragt, und die Theorie wird über Bord geworfen. Bald wird gemeinsam Boot gefahren, Essen gekocht und werden Fische gefangen. Der Bär ist in seinem Element, stellt sich allerdings nicht selten ein wenig trottelig an. Wie gut, dass der Einsiedler viel Geduld und das Herz am rechten Fleck hat. So macht Schule Spaß. Und gemeinsam ist das Leben gleich doppelt schön!

Wer war Jack the Ripper?

Porträt eines Killers

Author: Patricia Daniels Cornwell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442458066

Category: Serial murders

Page: 477

View: 8892


Intuitions in Literature, Technology, and Politics


Author: Alan Ramón Clinton

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137006978

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 238

View: 1061

Using the idea of 'parability,'or the ability for writers to tell improper stories, as a foundation, Alan Ramón Clinton synthesizes a new model for a creative, more daring literary criticism. Sharp and surprising, this wide-ranging project engages with the work of Pynchon, Eco, Forché, Merrill, Weiner, Plath, Ashbery, and Eigner.

Digital Sculpting with Mudbox

Essential Tools and Techniques for Artists

Author: Mike de la Flor,Bridgette Mongeon

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136136371

Category: Art

Page: 336

View: 4389

Digital sculpting is the use of tools to push, pull, smooth, grab, pinch or otherwise manipulate a digital object as if it were made of a real-life substance such as clay. Mudbox is the premier sculpting solution for digital artists, in that it allows them to naturally and easily sculpt detailed, organic characters and models in a way that feels like traditional sculpting. This book guides CG professionals through the process of creating amazing digital sculptures using the Mudbox arsenal of ground-breaking digital sculpting and 3D painting tools, and porting the models into their Maya or Max work. Artists will explore tried and true, traditional, sculpting techniques and learn to apply them to digital sculpting. A series of in-depth tutorials are incluced, each challenging them with progressively more complex models as they go on. Unique to this book are topics specific to fine art sculptors transitioning from traditional sculpting to digital sculpting. information found nowhere else for professional sculptors shows them how to successfully integrate digital sculpting into their workflow. Associated web site with: support files, models, materials, and textures for completing the tutorials in the book.

Keine Erde gleicht der anderen


Author: Varg Gyllander

Publisher: btb Verlag

ISBN: 3641134056

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 8801

Ulf Holtz, Kriminaltechniker bei der Stockholmer Polizei, erholt sich von einem Burnout Zuhause. Seine Tochter Linda ist den Sommer über bei ihm eingezogen. Sie arbeitet auf Birka, der Birkeninsel vor Stockholm an Ausgrabungen der Wikingerzeit. Als sie und ihre Kollegen plötzlich auf ein menschliches Skelett stoßen, informiert Linda ihren Vater. Der lässt den Fund sofort ins Labor schaffen. Offensichtlich handelt es sich bei dem Opfer um eine junge Frau, eine Kette mit einem Peace- Zeichen, das bei ihr gefunden wurde, legt nahe, dass sie in den Sechzigern starb. Und tatsächlich spuckt die Datenbank die Namen eines vermissten Mädchens aus, die zu der Zeit in Stockholm verschwand. Ist sie die Tote von Birka? Holtz nimmt Kontakt zu dem Vater der Vermissten auf, doch als er ihn auf dem Land aufsuchen will, bietet sich ihm ein Bild des Schreckens ...

Mit Haut und Haar


Author: Kathy Reichs

Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag

ISBN: 3641138272

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 4090

Die Arbeit einer echten Anthropologin umgesetzt in hochspannende Fiktion Der Sommer ist brütend heiß in Charlotte, North Carolina. Gerade will Tempe Brennan vor der Hitze in den wohlverdienten Urlaub fliehen, als auf einer verlassenen Farm Überreste von brutal abgeschlachteten Schwarzbären gefunden werden. Doch das ist noch nicht alles. Zwischen den skelettierten Pranken stößt Tempe auf menschliche Knochen und damit auf die Spur von Schmugglern, die mit dem Töten von Wildtieren blutiges Geld verdienen. Wer ihnen zu nahe kommt, muss um sein Leben fürchten. Tempe ermittelt.

100 Jahre Fashion

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783791346830


Page: 399

View: 4331


Spinster Girls – Was ist schon normal?


Author: Holly Bourne

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423434813

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 448

View: 3627

Wir sind stark, wir lassen uns nichts sagen und küssen trotzdem. Wir sind die Spinster Girls! Alles, was Evie will, ist normal zu sein. Und sie ist schon ziemlich nah dran, denn immerhin geht sie wieder zur Schule, auf Partys und hat sogar ein Date. Letzteres entpuppt sich zwar als absolutes Desaster, dafür aber lernt sie dadurch Amber und Lottie kennen, mit denen sie den Spinster Club gründet. Doch schafft sie es auch, mit ihren neuen Freundinnen über ihre Krankheit zu sprechen?

Die fabelhafte Welt der Leichen

Author: Mary Roach

Publisher: Riva Verlag

ISBN: 3864132282

Category: Political Science

Page: 300

View: 7225

Mit dem Tod ist keinesfalls alles vorbei. Leichen sind auf vielfältige Weise nützlich, indem sie Forschung und Wissenschaft zur Verfügung stehen. Sie helfen dabei, Autos sicherer zu machen, dienen als Anschauungs- und Übungsobjekte für angehende Ärzte und geben Gerichtsmedizinern wichtige Hinweise, mit denen Verbrechen aufgeklärt werden können. Sie wurden ins All geschossen, haben die ersten Guillotinen und sogar die Echtheit des Turiner Grabtuchs getestet. Mary Roach hat die vielfältigen postmortalen Verwendungsformen recherchiert und mit Ärzten, Wissenschaftlern und Leichenbestattern darüber gesprochen, was man mit Leichen alles anfangen kann. Daraus ist ein überaus unterhaltsames, faszinierendes und skurriles Buch entstanden, auch wenn die Hauptakteure in Anatomiesälen, Laboratorien und Krematorien zu finden sind.