Surveillance Video Enhancement, Analysis, and Interpretation: Basics for Forensic Investigation and Crime Prevention

Covering well-known and emerging technologies, this book details the current state of video security and outlines a set of standard operating procedures and practices employed to examine videotaped evidence. The authors use actual video related criminal cases to explore the techniques and strategies used to capture, analyze, and convict criminals who have been recorded on videotape. They discuss topics ranging from the kinds of videotape formats likely to be encountered, the strengths and weaknesses of various security systems, how those differences can effect forensic analysis, how to work with damaged videotapes to recover more evidence, and how video analysis has fared in recent courtroom decisions.