In January and February, CCFMTC traveled to Monterey and Long Beach and had the opportunity to train 55 healthcare professionals from counties which included: Monterey, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, San Francisco, Riverside County and the U.S. Navy.
- Overview of Basic Principles
- Camera Set-Up
- Identifying Victim Injuries
- Bite Mark Documentation
- Photographing Victim Bodily Injuries
- Legal Issues
- Photo Review
- Creating a Work Flow and Standard Operating Procedure
ABOUT THE COURSE
This one-day course offers basic instruction and hands-on experience related to the fundamental techniques of forensic photography. It focuses on the basic forensic photography skills needed for documenting bodily
injuries for victims of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, child physical and sexual abuse, and elder abuse. The course is designed for healthcare professionals and investigators to increase basic skills, knowledge and competence. A professional make-up artist from each community is hired to paint bruises and lacerations on volunteer models to depict life-like injuries on the rounded surfaces of their bodies. The volunteer models are recruited by the local exam team or rape crisis center.
William Green, MD, CCFMTC Medical Director
Elliot Schulman, MD, MPH, CCFMTC Education Director
Ross Pack, Criminal Investigator, Butte County District Attorney’s Office