Critical Incident Review
Force Investigations; Forensic Video Review & Analysis
As Force Investigators, involved in the review and analysis of an officer-involved Critical Incident, there is a very good chance that there will be video evidence to consider. There must be awareness regarding the video as evidence in these highly critical events.
This class will bring to light:
This course of instruction will prepare Investigators to:
- THE REALITY OF “FOCUS OF ATTENTION” WHEN
YOU’RE IN THE ACTION V. REVIEWING OR ANALYZING THE VIDEO
- CONSEQUENTIALISM; VIEWER BIAS
- VIDEO EXAMINATION AND REVIEWING TECHNIQUES TO CONSIDER
- THE ABILITY TO INTERROGATE VIDEO EVIDENCE CONGRUENTLY WITH ALL OTHER PHYSICAL AND FORENSIC DATA AND EVIDENCE
- BEING AWARE OF THE LIMITATIONS OF VIDEO AND THE POTENTIAL FOR HUMAN FACTORS AND VIDEO REVIEW TO COLLIDE
- Accurately and reliably examine video for the purpose of movement analysis and to further force analysis and force investigations.
- Develop proficiency in conducting basic digital image capture.
- To a reasonable degree of accuracy, identify the limitations of the video evidence available.
- Discover techniques to determine accurate image refresh rates for the purpose of determining the timing and other issues related to motion and force, and for speed estimation.
- Discover effective free-ware and specialized software for the purpose of producing reliable images and writing accurate reports, defining processes, and displaying video and still images.
- Identify and use audio evidence for reasonably accurate timing in rapidly moving events.
- Discover expedited techniques to quickly and accurately produce reliable sources of video evidence that will be easily played in industry-standard players for court purposes.