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NCJ Number: 218758 Find in a Library
Title: Guidelines and Recommendations for Training in Imaging Technologies in the Criminal Justice System (Version 1.2, December 6, 2001)
Corporate Author: Scientific Working Group on Imaging Technology (SWGIT)
United States of America
Date Published: April 2002
Page Count: 5
Sponsoring Agency: Scientific Working Group on Imaging Technology (SWGIT)
Washington, DC 20535
US Dept of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation
Quantico, VA 22135
Sale Source: US Dept of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation
Laboratory Branch
2501 Investigation Parkway
Quantico, VA 22135
United States of America
Document: HTML
Type: Instructional Material
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report provides guidelines and recommendations for training in the use of imaging technologies for use in the criminal justice system.
Abstract: Personnel in the criminal justice system who work with images should know the common procedures, specific capabilities, and limitations of specific imaging technologies. The report presents several different categories of training and different categories of users. For example, categories of training include courses on general knowledge of the major elements of imaging technologies, skills and techniques, and court procedures in terms of both witness testimony and case preparation. The different categories of image users include police managers, crime scene technicians, police officers, lawyers, and judges. A table provides an assessment of the level of training recommended for each category of user. The remainder of the report addresses specific topical areas in which different user categories should receive more focused training. For example, police managers, supervisors, lawyers, and judges should receive enhanced awareness and issues training, such as on the status of imaging technology and on the current technologies available. Law enforcement officers are advised to seek additional training on first responder responsibilities, including the operation of cameras and their related equipment, procedures for recording quality images in various situations, and standards for the proper collection and preservation of the recording media. Crime scene technicians and imaging specialists are advised to have advanced training on video imaging techniques and equipment. Finally, issues to consider when addressing training needs are reviewed, such as selecting a training provider and testimony training.
Main Term(s): Criminal justice training; Forensic science training; Polygraph training
Index Term(s): Training standards
Note: From Forensic Science Communications, V 4, N 2, April 2002; downloaded June 5, 2007.
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