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Forensic Video Technologies FSCT 8350

Forensic Investigation Course

Course details

This course provides students with an in-depth analysis of the uses and evidentiary value of both digital and analogue video. It analyzes the proliferation of video cameras in today's society and demonstrates to investigators how they can take advantage of this accurate and powerful source of evidence. Through site surveys, students will gain an increased awareness and understanding of the use of video surveillance technologies and techniques. Students interpret recent Supreme Court decisions. Investigators are challenged to look for video at every crime scene; learn how to use it, and how to apply proper rules of evidence in order to protect it for court. Students are shown how to optimize a video surveillance system so the full evidentiary potential is obtained.


  • Admission to a Forensic credential program or permission of the Program Coordinator.



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Learning Outcomes

  • Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  • Compare and contrast the major features and functionalities of numerous specified video security systems.
  • Describe proper procedures for seizing, copying and storing video evidence.
  • Compare and contrast the technical features of analogue and digital video recordings.
  • Explain the technology of how analogue and digital video images are created.
  • Execute proper procedures when acquiring, preparing, and presenting video evidence in legal matters.
  • Employ appropriate camera placement strategies to maximize the identification and storytelling elements of visual evidence.

Effective as of Fall 2008

Related Programs

Forensic Video Technologies (FSCT 8350) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Forensic Investigation (Forensic Science Option)
    Advanced Certificate Part-time
  2. Forensic Investigation (Forensic Science Option)
    Bachelor of Technology Part-time


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