Forensic art is a highly specialized career field, but there are very few full-time forensic artists working today. There is only one school in the world that offers a degree in forensic art and it is located in Dundee, Scotland at the University of Dundee. The university’s School of Science and Engineering offers a Master of Science (MSc) in Forensic Art and Facial Identification. However, there have been a variety of training courses and workshops provided for individuals interested in studying forensic art locally throughout the United States. Some people may have heard the term used before, but they still may not fully understand what forensic art is and how it is used in law enforcement. My goal is to spread light on the career field as a whole and explain how the process works. Many times forensic artists are called upon when all other options have been exhausted during a criminal investigation. I hope to educate everyone about the different types of forensic art methods and techniques being used today because they are valuable investigative resources that should not be ignored.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Police artists; Forensic sciences; Facial reconstruction (Anthropology); Identification
Department, Program, or Center
Medical Illustration (CHST)
Rodriguez, Kourtnei F., "Forensic Art in Law Enforcement: The Art and Science of the Human Head" (2018). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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