Photography

Forensic photography is the art of producing an accurate reproduction of a crime scene or an accident scene using photography for the benefit of a court or to aid in an investigation.

It is part of the process of evidence collecting. It provides investigators and clients with photos of victims, places and items involved in the crime. Pictures of accidents show broken machinery, or a car crash, and so on.

Road traffic incident photographs show the overall layout at the scene taken from many different angles, with close-ups of significant damage, or trace evidence such as tyre marks at a traffic collision.

They serve to not only remind investigators of the scene, but also to provide a tangible image for the court to better enable them to understand what happened.