Forensic Art and Illustration

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CRC Press, 2000 M09 15 - 608 pages
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, off

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to Forensic Art and Illustration
3
Chapter 2 A History of Forensic Art
11
Chapter 3 The Human Face
45
Chapter 4 Drawing the Human Face
73
Finding and Identifying the Living
135
Chapter 5 The Interview
137
Chapter 6 Composite Imagery
197
Growth
235
Chapter 12 TwoDimensional Facial Reconstruction from the Skull
361
Chapter 13 ThreeDimensional Facial Reconstruction on the Skull
419
Chapter 14 Methods of Superimposition
477
FORENSIC ART Additional Responsibilities
499
Chapter 15 Professional Ethics and Conduct
501
Chapter 16 Printing and Graphic Reproduction
519
Chapter 17 Dealing with the News Media
535
Chapter 18 The Forensic Artist in Court
543

Aging
251
Chapter 9 Image Assessment and Modification
283
FORENSIC ART Identifying the Dead
301
Chapter 10 Postmortem Drawing
303
Chapter 11 Skull Protection and Preparation for Reconstruction
325
Summary
561
Index
563
Back cover
585
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About the author (2000)

Karen T. Taylor is a freelance portrait artist who worked for 18 years as a forensic artist at the Texas Department of Public Safety in Austin, Texas. She attended the School of Fine Arts at the University of Texas and the Chelsea School of Fine Art in London, where she was also a freelance portrait sculptor for Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum. Her crime-fighting artwork for law enforcement agencies and FOX Television’s “America’s Most Wanted” has involved a variety of art services to aid in the apprehension and conviction of criminal offenders or to promote the identification of unknown deceased persons. The success of her forensic art led to Ms. Taylor being named one of the “Texas Women of the Century.” A forensic art instructor for many years at the FBI Academy and other law enforcement academies, universities, and medical schools in the U.S. and Canada, Ms. Taylor now also trains fine artists. Her specialty is highly realistic and expressive portraits in bronze. She accepts both forensic art and fine art commissions through her studio, Facial Images, in Austin. She is currently working on a book entitled Understanding the Human Face.

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