Post by catchumall on Dec 19, 2017 18:13:03 GMT -5
America's Most Wanted, Unsolved Mysteries, The Hunt, and most tv series depicting true crime investigations and re-inactments usually have photos of any connected deceased victim or victims when alive, probably to avoid trouble with tv network censors and sensitive viewers. Some programs and online media may show post mortem recreations of the victims' faces by artists and computer graphics people as when they were alive and unidentified before decomposition or injury. And some would show the deceased's face and body photos from the medical examiner or actual crime scene photos of the deceased as part of the investigations, particularly if the victim is unidentified and having tattoos, body features or wounds that may help in the identification. The Pizza Bomb case on AMW had the gory aftermath of the bomb exploding obscured with computer graphics.
Some people may be sensitive to such photos and one can feel what police homicide detectives have to endure when examining the dead and the graphic crime scenes often on the job. I probably would not have the stomach to work such a job.
Last Edit: Dec 20, 2017 12:09:04 GMT -5 by catchumall
Post by Scumhunter on Dec 19, 2017 19:32:26 GMT -5
Believe it or not, despite being the admin of a crime forum, would make me a little woozy as well. If it's a John or Jane Doe case perhaps the "gruesomeness" would help but I know that when it comes to lawyers making juror selections in certain cases, one of the questions they'll ask the panel is if they're sensitive to photos containing blood or disturbing for other reasons. I'd answer yes and it would be an honest answer not just one to get out of serving. (as much as part of my would be intrigued to serve on a criminal case one day).
AMW didn't do this too often, but the one I very distinctly remember was when Genero Dorantes & Martha Patlan were profiled. They actually showed post-mortem photos of the little boy they killed. It was hard to watch, because his little body was so badly bruised and beaten. The most disturbing part was when they showed his foot, which looked like it was burned or scalded.
Interestingly, that famous photo of The Boy in the Box is a post-mortem photo. It's only been slightly touched up (mostly to open his eyes).