Associateship of The Royal Photographic Society
In August 2017 I was awarded the distinction of Associate of The Royal Photographic Society following the submission of a thesis in the category of Research, Education and Applications of Photography (REAP).
“Images of exceptional standard and a written Statement of Intent (what you hoped to achieve). This is a significant step up from the LRPS. At this stage creative ability and personal style (what makes your work unique to you), along with complete control of the technical aspects of photography must be evident. It is at this level that you can first choose to submit your work to a particular specialist category ...
“You submit written, not photographic, work for a REAP Distinction. You can use images to illustrate it and the submission could be a website, an essay or an academic paper. A REAP Distinction gives applicants the chance to develop and share knowledge about aspects of photography" ...
The Application of Photography in Tackling Emerging Crime
Paul Michael Gilmour
The Royal Photographic Society, Bath, UK
The cost of crime to the world economy is significant. As crime has evolved it has become more organised and increasingly cyber enabled and is committed across borders of law enforcement jurisdictions. Furthermore, the social, political, financial and technological demands facing crime investigators are increasing. However, little attention has been given to the ways in which photography can help tackle emerging crime. This study examines the current literature to enable a thorough understanding and evaluation of current theory and context. The study focuses on key advancements in imaging science and discusses the benefits of photography in a wider range of crime investigations. It acknowledges the challenges that the criminal justice system has to deal with and examines them with references to case studies. Overall, this study makes a significant contribution to the understanding and application of forensic photography. Photography plays a key role but must embrace continual change to ensure that it remains relevant to modern policing. Fresh approaches are essential and practitioners must fully utilise new technologies and be accepting of increasingly demanding social expectations.
© 2017 Paul Michael GILMOUR. All rights reserved.
Keywords: Landsat; Fraud; UV/IR; Hyperspectral; Imaging Science; Raman Spectroscopy; Emerging crime.