Module 1 – Intro & Best Practice
Video is the most prolific source of evidence available to police today, yet it is often technically challenging and is frequently misinterpreted when handled incorrectly.
This Video Examinations course exposes investigators to the latest techniques to accurately examine digital multimedia evidence for criminal investigations.
Participants begin each section with a short, instructor-led overview of an investigative technique or issue before venturing into hands-on exercises from real-world Major Crime casework where video evidence played a critical role.
Through step-by-step exercises, students become proficient in best practice methods for interrogating video evidence and producing final observations, shot lists, and reports in preparation for charge approval and trial.
Module 1 Description
This module is designed for investigators, detectives, and any other person who interacts with video evidence. During this module, participants will learn how to expedite video-related casework, understand key video evidence terminology, recognize basic legal issues, and understand what they can do safely with this critical form of evidence. Each lesson will be coupled with a hands-on experience that demonstrates best practices with real case files.
- Define basic terminology when working with video
- Build competence through hands-on exercises using real case files
- Overcome technical challenges with proprietary video files
- Recognize how improper playback methods can alter the appearance of suspect activity in video
- Learn to play and process video files safely without accidental alterations
Who Should Attend?
Every Investigator who might encounter video evidence