iIlustrated with 77 photographs, Bedin's work describes the methods and practices of forensic photography developed at Nancy between 1905 and 1908. The work is divided into two parts: The first part contains four chapters discussing the history and bibliography of forensic photography, its usefulness as an investigative tool, its employment at crime scenes, laboratories and hospitals, and methods of classifying and presenting forensic photographs. The second part, consisting of three chapters, describes the forensic photography techniques developed at the Nancy laboratory. The accompanying plates include photographs of murder weapons, gunshot wounds, strangulation marks, damaged organs, incinerated corpses, exhumations, footprint casts, bloodstains and fingerprints.
Subjects: Forensic Medicine (Legal Medicine), IMAGING › Photography / Photomicrography