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FSCT 8354 - Forensic Video Analysis: Photographic/Video Comparison

Forensic Investigation Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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Course Details

Focuses on the technologies of comparing questioned and known objects, clothing and humans with videotaped images. The process of cataloguing class characteristics and unique characteristics in evidence will be examined. Using specialized computer software systems in a forensic lab environment, students develop a scientific work flow involving the analysis of video evidence, criminal case report writing and courtroom presentation.


FSCT 8350 or FSCT 8351 or equivalent. Contact department to determine equivalency.



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Assess consistencies and inconsistencies between similar objects, clothing and humans in videotaped images.
  • Identify class characteristics and unique characteristics in known or questioned evidence.
  • Develop Standard Operating Procedures for photographic/video comparisons.
  • Develop competency with specialized video analysis software systems.
  • Develop advanced strategies for the examination of video evidence.
  • Evaluate the limitations and boundaries of the expert video witness.
  • Create photographic/video comparison report for effective court presentations

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2004

Related Programs

FSCT 8354 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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


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