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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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Lifting Latent Fingerprints from Difficult Surfaces

ALMOST ANYONE can find, process, and lift a latent print that happens to be in a logical and obvious place like a door handle, a beer can, or a butcher knife. But sometimes, a latent print is not just sitting there in a logical and obvious place. Sometimes, you have to use your imagination to find the print and your skills to lift it.