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NCJ Number: 218837 Find in a Library
Title: Definitions and Guidelines for the Use of Imaging Technologies in the Criminal Justice System
Journal: Forensic Science Communications  Volume:1  Issue:3  Dated:October 1999  Pages:1-6
Corporate Author: Scientific Working Group on Imaging Technology (SWGIT)
United States of America
Date Published: October 1999
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: Scientific Working Group on Imaging Technology (SWGIT)
Washington, DC 20535
Document: HTML
Type: Guideline
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The FBI Laboratory's Scientific Working Group on Imaging Technologies (SWGIT) presents definitions and guidelines for the use of imaging technologies in the criminal justice system.
Abstract: The definitions and guidelines pertain to the capture, storage, processing, analysis, transmission, and output of images. The definitions are intended for use by criminal justice personnel when they discuss imaging and imaging technologies. The preliminary general guidelines provided in this document are intended for use by criminal justice personnel as they develop specific standard operating procedures and quality assurance and training, qualifications, and proficiency programs for their agencies. The guidelines specify the documentation of policies and procedures, storage and postcapture processing so as to preserve the original image, the documentation of image processing, the verification of original and processed images, and chain of custody in preserving the original image. Guidelines also address software and image compression, capture, output, and transmission. In addition, the guidelines suggest what should be included in the development of standard operating procedures for the use of imaging technologies in the criminal justice system. Quality assurance guidelines address equipment, software, and personnel. Guidelines are also presented for the training, qualifications, and proficiency-awareness training of photographers and imaging scientists.
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Definitions; Evidence; Evidence collection; Evidence preservation; Forensic sciences; Investigative techniques; Photography; Video imaging
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