Forensic facial imaging expert and true crime author Michael W. Streed was recently featured on Crime Beat with host Ron Chepesiuk to discuss his new book, SketchCop: Drawing A Line Against Crime. This book is a collection of true crime stories from Michael’s own portfolio. For over three decades, Michael has provided signature images for some of the country’s most notorious murder, rape, and kidnapping cases. Check out the interview here: http://www.artistfirst.com/crimebeat.htm
Get your copy of SketchCop here! Available in print, ebook, and audiobook formats!
From the book:
How I do that is the question I have been asked over and over again. The secret lies in my ability to merge the details of a victim’s memory with the lines and shadows that I lay down on paper. And while it might seem odd that something so powerful could come from nothing more than a few recollections and well-placed scribbles, it’s a formula that’s helped bring many criminals to justice.
Acclaim for Michael Streed and SketchCop:
“Mike Streed is a cop – and one of California’s most vital artists…a standout in his field!“– Orange Coast Magazine, Orange County, CA
“Michael Streed is as passionate about being an artist as he is about being a cop. It’s that passion which fuels his ground-breaking work.”–JuJu Chang, Correspondent – ABC News, New York“SketchCop puts the entire investigation of my daughter’s murder in a context rarely available to the public. Sarah, her friend, will be forever remembered for her unbelievable courage. The two of you clearly made a wonderful team as you worked together to make sure the man who killed Samantha could never hurt another child.“– Erin Runnion, Samantha’s mother and Founder – The ‘Joyful Child Foundation’
“SketchCop is a timely, compelling commentary on the power and importance of forensic art. Mike Streed’s work has been key to identifying many offenders. He has also been a great ally of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and this book brings the complex, difficult cases he has worked to life.“–Ernie Allen, Former President– National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
“As insightful a read as it is fascinating, written by an expert who is in the know. A must-read for true crime fans and those interested in the fascinating world of real police work.” —Gary C. King, author of Blood Lust and Driven to Kill