Crime Scene Photography (Advanced)

This course is designed to provide the student with the skills and knowledge to perform advanced photography investigations in the field and in the laboratory. Topics taught will include the photographic documentation of impression evidence, firearm trajectory paths, the documentation of major investigations, blood spatter patterns and specialty photography to include injury photography. It will also cover fluorescence photography and problem photography at night. It will introduce an overview of the usage of UAVs and crime scene documentation. The course is taught in a hands-on format.

Prerequisites: Attendees must have completed the 80-hour POST-certified Basic Crime Scene Investigation course. 


$370 - 24 Hours, POST Plan IV

2023 - 2024 Dates

CCN Date Location Status
23001 September 25-27, 2023 Sheraton Garden Grove Closed
23002 March 4-6, 2024 Sheraton Garden Grove Closed





Sheraton Garden Grove
12221 Harbor Blvd
Garden Grove, CA 92840
(714) 703-8400

For those participants who will be flying in, the John Wayne Airport (SNA) is the closest airport.


Because classes fill up quickly, we strongly encourage registering as soon as possible. Please have your training department contact the Center for Criminal Justice at CSULB or call 562.985.4940 to make reservations. If you make a reservation via email please include the following information:

  • Name and Date of Class
  • Training Managers Name
  • Training Managers Phone Number
  • Training Managers Email Address
  • Agency Name
  • Name of Attendee(s)
  • POST ID # for Attendee(s)
  • Email Address for Attendee(s)

You will receive a confirmation email letting you know that we have registered you for the class. Reservations are on a first come first serve basis, a waitlist will be established once the maximum number of students has been met.

Course Outline

Topical Areas

  • Camera functions and settings
  • Specialty close-up photography
  • Documenting impression evidence
  • Documenting major investigations
  • Chemical processing photography
  • Forensic light source and luminous photography
  • Documenting bullet trajectories
  • Documenting blood spatter and patterns
  • Night time photography
  • Using UAVs at the crime scene