ETM's Online Extras

In each issue, we save a few articles exclusively for viewing in our Digital Edition. In the July-August issue, you'll find articles on mid-range photography and crime scene staging.

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Mid-Range Photography
Written by Shelley Burton & Mark Vecellio

Crime scene photography can be categorized into three main types: overall, mid-range, and close-up. The focus of this article is mid-range photographs, explaining their importance, the proper sequence of photographic scene documentation, and tips for ensuring mid-range photos are of sufficient quality.

Read more in the July-August 2015 Digital Edition


Book Excerpt:
from Crime Scene Staging Dynamics in Homicide Cases

Written by Laura Pettler, PhD

Many types of crimes can be staged, such as financial crimes, larcenies, and the like; however, this book focuses on staging behaviors as they relate to homicide or murder cases that are staged as accidents, suicides, botched robberies or home invasions, or in other ways that specifically point the investigation away from the true perpetrator.

Read more in the July-August 2015 Digital Edition

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Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

Most forensic disciplines attempt to determine the “who” of a crime. But bloodstain pattern analysis focuses on the “what happened” part of a crime. This book is the third edition of Blood-stain Pattern Analysis. The authors explore the topic in depth, explaining what it is, how it is used, and the practical methodologies that are employed to achieve defensible results. It offers practical, common-sense advice and tips for both novices and professionals.