Advanced Forensic Imaging Workshop
This 40-hour course is designed for forensic artists on the topic of advanced methods in forensic facial reconstructions. The objective of this course is to learn advanced methods and techniques in clay sculpture for the facial reconstructions of long term unidentified person cases.
The course is offered free of charge to law enforcement artists and individuals who have a contractual relationship with a law enforcement agency and student artists with experience in clay sculpture or forensic art.
Renowned forensic artist Joe Mullins of the NCMEC works with sculpture students at the New York Academy of Art to mold faces to 11 unidentified crime victims.
Topics discussed will include:
- Principles of forensic reconstructions.
- Legal implications.
- Various computer methods of photo enhancement for facial & clothing imaging.
- Developed skills in working with clay to create a facial likeness of an actual unsolved cold case.
- Increased knowledge in Craniofacial Anatomy.
- A multi-disciplinary approach to creating facial approximations including anthropological methods for creating a biological profile (age, sex, & ancestry estimation from the face).
- Understanding of the variables that influence facial reconstructions and methods for incorporating Skeletal Trauma, Facial Asymmetry, & Individualization in Reconstructions.
- A completed facial reconstruction and case study for public presentation.
|Oct. 17-21, 2016||9:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m.||University of South Florida, Forensic Anthropology Laboratory|