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Forensic Science
Course
FSCI 1010U
Professor
David Robertson
Semester
Winter

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Mar 5 F ORENSIC  V IDEO  A NALYSIS By Michael Plaxton The Silent Witness ­ Most cases need an expert to interpret video evidence Definition:  the examination and comparison and or evaluation of video for legal matters ­ Expert opinion evidence may be admitted at trial provided that the evidence us :  • Relevant • Probative • Not subject to an exclusionary rule ­  The court must be satisfied that the proposed expert is properly qualified ­ Rule 702 of the Federal Rules of Evidence: the proposed expert but be of assistance to the tier of fact. ­ Training involves scientific discipline m education, and skill to truly be an expert ­ A.C.E.V.R = Analysis, Comparison Evaluation Verification Report ­ May set up experiments and tests hypotheses  Photographic Video Comparison Evidence ­ PVCE) ­ Often the most powerful aspect of forensic video analysis evidence. ­ Patterned clothing S PECIAL  INVESTIGATIONS  U NIT  Independent Investigation & Community Confidence  Oliver Gordon, Investigative Supervisor and David Robinson Who Are We ­ Civilian law enforcement agency that us independent from police in Ontario ­ Composed of peace officers, led by a Director Our Staff ­ 87 people current working, and directly involved in investigations ­ 39 part­time investigators, stationed across the province ­ 13 full time investigators based out of the Mississauga head office Our Mission ­ Independent Investigation: conduct thorough and unbiased investigations examining all of the facts and evidence ­ Community Confidence ensures police accountability ­ A citizen is allowed to call the SIU J URISDICTION : ­ Investigate incidents involving police and civilians which have resulted in serious injuries, including allegations of sexual  assault or death ▯ the SIU is called ­ Our jurisdiction includes all municipal, regional and provincial police services across Ontario encompassing; 59  services, and  ~ 28000 officers Serious Injury ­ Interferes with the health or comfort of the complainant ­ More than merely transient or trifling in nature ­ Includes injury resulting from sexual assault  Presumed when ­ Subject is admitted to hospital ­ Suffers a fracture to lib, head or ribs ­ Suffers burns or loses a portion of the body ­ Suffers loss of vision or hearing or alleges sexual assault L EGAL  A UTHORITY ­ Formed In 1990 under Part VII ­ S. 113 in the Ontario Police Services Act ­ Subs. 113.5: the director may cause investigations to be conducted into the circumstances of serious injuries or death  resulted from police conduct ­ Subs. 113. 7: there are reasonable grounds to do so in her or her opinion, the director shall cause information to be laid  against police officers ­ Subs. 113.9: members of police forces shall co­operate fully with the members if the unit in conduct of the investigation ­ A chief of police shall notify the SIU immediately of an incident involving police officers and serious injury ­ Chief makes sure that the scene is secured for SIU, weather conditions ­ SIU have priority over any police officers, if they are granted jurisdiction ­ Find out witness officers: the police who is involves in the incident, but not under suspect ­ Find out suspect officer: whose conduct caused the injury, faces cr
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