The role of photographs in crime scene investigations

Photographs taken at a crime scene allow investigators to recreate that scene for later analysis, or for use in the courtroom. Photographs are not evidence in and of themselves, but provide visual documentation of the scene and locations of evidence within the scene. In a 2-page paper, please answer the following pertaining to crime scene photography?

  • Please discuss the advantages of crime scene photographs?
  • Please discuss the disadvantages of crime scene photographs?