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The value of photography in the investigation of crime scenes

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dc.contributor.advisor Benson, B. C.
dc.contributor.advisor Olivier, N.J.C. Mokwena, Rakgetse John 2012-11-08T05:18:28Z 2012-11-08T05:18:28Z 2012-04
dc.identifier.citation Mokwena, Rakgetse John (2012) The value of photography in the investigation of crime scenes, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract It is said that "one picture is worth a thousand words". This implies that pictorial testimony has more value than ten witnesses. The witnesses may give different views on the same issue, and, furthermore, they may forget some of the facts. Due to human error, omission, and defects such as old age and sight problems, they are contributing factors for people to give different accounts of the same events. The study entails the various roles of photography, such as recording the crime scene and that photography is considered as evidence in court. Investigators may use them for both suspects' and witnesses' interviewing. Furthermore, witnesses and victims may use them to refresh their memories, and the court uses them to prove the matter at issue. This indicates that photographs have a major role to play in the judicial and investigation processes. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (viii, 100 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Investigation of crime en
dc.subject Photography en
dc.subject Crime scene en
dc.subject Crime en
dc.subject Forensic investigation en
dc.subject Physical evidence en
dc.subject Evidence en
dc.subject Locard principles en
dc.subject Identification en
dc.subject Witness and chain of evidence en
dc.subject.ddc 363.25
dc.subject.lcsh Legal photography
dc.subject.lcsh Criminal investigation
dc.subject.lcsh Crime scenes
dc.title The value of photography in the investigation of crime scenes en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Police Practice en M. Tech. (Forensic Investigation)

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