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The infamous Jack the Ripper murders in Whitechapel, London have been duly documented despite the lack of technological capacities of the 1900s. Thanks to the dedication of crime scene photographers of that era, the gruesome case had been re-examined, re-evaluated and re-visited innumerable times in the hope of finally naming the notorious Jack the Ripper. In this regard, this essay is written to explore the potentials of crime scene photography or forensic photography as a career. This would be made possible by addressing the following: defining the scope of forensic photography, determining the requirements for qualifications, concerns, opportunities available, and expectations from the career, among others.
The history of forensic photography can be traced from its roots in “the early 1800s in Belgium and Denmark when inmates of prisons were photographed for record purposes” (Gibbons 1). The history slowly evolved in a span of a century with the development of technology improving the equipments used in photographing the crime scenes. Eventually, this field of endeavor was incorporated in the field of forensic science.According to Moenssens, “The Belgian criminologist and author of many books, Theophile Borgerhoff, conducted extensive research on the same subject and in 1920 he published an article about the first photographs in law enforcement which he illustrated with four daguerreotypes reproductions of prisoners, taken in Brussels in 1843 and 1844.
” (par. 7)Accordingly, Moenssens noted that “Alphonse Bertillon is credited for introducing the profile view and adding it to the full face photograph for criminals and suspects.” (par. 12) Bertillon’s methodical approach to crime scene photography was implemented by tediously taking shots of different positions of the body from different angles. He documented the exact placement of relevant objects which were used as evidence in court.