Video Evidence Is Everywhere: Training and Respect Are Needed

A popular refrain from comedian Rodney Dangerfield is “I don’t get no respect.” Rodney made millions laugh at his never-ending examples of trying to gain acceptance and well…respect.

In the world of modern criminal investigations and police training, proper video evidence collection, and forensic video analysis seem to be in the same predicament. They either fail to get recognized as specialty areas worthy of specialized training, or are rarely treated with well-deserved respect as a legitimate forensic science discipline. Forensic video analysis is the scientific examination, comparison and/or evaluation of video in legal matters.