For a limited time, get the hit true crime book, SketchCop by Michael W. Streed, for only 99cents! But hurry, the price will gradually increase after each day of the countdown. SketchCop details cases from Michael’s own portfolio as an internationally-recognized forensic facial imaging expert and police sergeant. For 35 years he has blended his rich law enforcement experience and artistic skills to provide forensic facial imaging services to some of the largest, most diverse, police agencies in the United States, including the Los Angeles and Baltimore City Police Departments. Get your copy here!
From the book…
A mystique surrounds police composite sketches, which involve the merger of art and science. To be successful requires me to assume several roles — pop psychologist, armchair counselor, artist, scientist and investigator. My job is to mine the memories of crime victims and eyewitnesses and create monsters from them.
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