This course is primarily hands-on in which students process video evidence, write a report and present it in a moot court. Perfecting the CV is also featured. Class size is limited to 16 students. This 40-hour advanced level of instruction focuses on case law and relevant issues as well as advanced forensic video analysis techniques. There is considerable discussion of the legal issues surrounding the seizure and examination of digital CCTV images. Grading will be based on practicals throughout the week, a written exam and the moot court.
LOCATION: Houston Forensic Science Center, Houston, TX
This workshop will introduce the user to the key features of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Bridge for use in forensic video analysis and utilize features for image correction including tools from third-party plug-in applications. Instruction and hands-on practice will include topics on file formats, best practices, setting up an efficient workflow, correcting pixel aspect ratio, de-interlace options, making basic image adjustments, noise reduction, image sharpening, working directly with video in Photoshop and preparing images to print.
Instructor: George Reis
Course Location: Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center (ACTIC) located at 16212 N 28th Ave Phoenix, Arizona 85053.
Students will need to bring their official Department / Company ID and check in with security to obtain a day pass to enter the building.
The LEVA Level 2 course builds on the concepts of the LEVA Level 1 course. The public expectation today is that if a crime occurs, there will be video/audio of the incident. There is a significant, specific skill set that investigators need to PROPERLY handle and process the digital multimedia evidence that gets collected. If the DME is not handled and processed carefully, according to best practices, the video/audio might not be interpreted accurately. This course exposes students to more advanced theory and hands-on techniques that conform to the Best Practices for the Acquisition and Processing of Digital Multimedia Evidence (DME).
LOCATION: Miami-Dade Fire Department HQ, 9300 NW 41st St, Doral, FL 33178
The increased use of digital video systems by the general public has made digital multimedia evidence (DME) a significant and integral part of modern criminal and civil investigations. Since there is no standard video recording system in use, the need for trained individuals who know how to properly recover this type of evidence has increased. Properly acquiring DME is crucial, as all other processes or use of the video is impacted by accuracy of the recovery. This course introduces and provides a fundamental understanding of DME, introduces the types of systems likely to be encountered, discusses legal issues related to DME, and focuses on the proper recovery of DME. Level 1 prepares first responders such as officers, detectives, and crime scene investigators who may be responsible for collecting video evidence with the strong foundation needed for the correct recovery of the evidence along with methods for accurately disseminating information derived from the recovered video. This class is also the first step for those students pursuing the Certified Forensic Video Technician (CFVT) or Certified Forensic Video Analysts (CFVA) certification and prepares the students for advanced classes in the field.
LOCATION: Kansas City Regional Police Academy, 6885 N.E. Pleasant Valley Rd., Kansas City, MO 64119
LOCATION: The course will be hosted by the Nottinghamshire Police and held in partnership at Nottingham Trent University, 50 Shakespeare Street, Nottingham NG1 4FQ
Strongly encourage registering as soon as possible. LEVA courses sell out before the registration cutoff date.
Course Overview: Photographic/Video Comparison focuses on the science of comparing known objects, vehicles, clothing and humans with CCTV images of questioned objects, vehicles, clothing and humans. The process of cataloguing class characteristics and unique characteristics found in questioned evidence is examined in detail. Using the latest imaging technologies, students are exposed to an advanced scientific workflow for the hands-on analysis of video evidence, comparative chart production, criminal-case report writing and courtroom presentation.
Course Location: Sedgely Park Centre, Sedgely Park Road Prestwich, Manchester.
WHO CAN APPLY: Graduates of the LEVA Levels 1 and 2 courses have priority. Individuals who have not attended LEVA Levels 1 or 2 but not seeking LEVA certification may also apply.
LOCATION: Calgary Police Service HQ, 5111 47 St NE, Calgary, AB T3J 3R2.
Class begins each day at 8 AM. On Friday, class will be dismissed by 3:30 PM.
LOCATION: The course will be hosted by the Nottinghamshire Police and held in partnership at Nottingham Trent University, 50 Shakespeare Street, Nottingham NG1 4FQ.
LOCATION: North Carolina State Crime Lab, 3320 Garner Rd., Raleigh, NC 27603
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LEVA Level 4: Advanced Forensic Video Analysis & The Law
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