(2) Road conditions. These photographs show existing icy conditions,
snow, gravel or sand, loose leaves, mud, etc., which could have contributed
to the accident.
(3) Point of impact. You should show the location where the vehicles
Include as many points of view as possible, and include broken
glass and other parts strewn on the ground.
(4) Skid marks.
Photographs of skid marks may help investigators
determine the speed of the vehicles before impact.
(5) Damage to vehicles.
Your photographs should include as many
angles as possible of the damaged parts of each vehicle involved.
with full-length shots and finish with close-ups of the damage.
c. Handling of Photographs. Under no circumstances do you release any
information or photographs to anyone outside of proper military channels.
The public affairs officer is the only person who releases information to
d. Providing Captions. Just as with an aircraft accident coverage, you
should take notes as you photograph the accident so you can provide clear
PART B - CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS
Your camera and the photographs you produce are useful tools for criminal
investigation and any legal action that may result. The photographs become
a permanent record of the crime scene.
By studying your photographs,
investigators may gain information that will lead to the solution of a
crime, apprehension of criminals, and recovery of stolen property.
Additionally, your photographs may be used as evidence in court proceedings,
Photographs in a Criminal Investigation.
With certain combinations of film, filter, and light sources, you can record
evidence that is not readily visible to the naked eye.
a. You can make fingerprints, certain dyes, and some invisible ink show
up by using panchromatic film with a yellow filter and ultraviolet lights.
b. With black and white infrared film you can photograph faded
documents and charred paper and read them where the naked eye can not. This
film will also bring out old scars and tattoo marks, see through grease,
grime, and some types of paint.