FRS505 - Forensic Video Technologies

Outline info
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Subject Title
Forensic Video Technologies

Subject Description
This subject provides students with an introduction to the evidentiary value of both analog and digital security video evidence. It explores the proliferation of video cameras in today's society and demonstrates how investigators take advantage of this powerful source of evidence. Students will discover contemporary video surveillance technologies and techniques through practical exercises and will also interpret relevant Court decisions and how they affect Forensic Video Technologies. Investigators are challenged to look for video at every crime scene, taught how to seize and manage it, and how to apply proper rules of evidence in order to protect it for court.

Cheating and Plagiarism
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Prescribed Texts
No text book required.

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
30% - Mid-Term Examination
40% - Final Examination 
20% - Final Project
10% - Class Participation

Approved by: Sandra Noble