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Visual Evidence: A Practitioner's Manual (Print + ProView online)
By: Elliott Goldstein, B.A., J.D.
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This manual is both a reference text and practical how-to guide for lawyers, judges, legal academics, law students, law enforcement officers, corporate security, campus security, and loss prevention personnel, alarm and security professionals, security guards, and private investigators.

Part I focuses on the admissibility and weight of visual evidence in the courts of Canada, the United States, other jurisdictions including the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand, and Military Courts. It includes chapters on both technical and non-technical objections to the admissibility of visual evidence, the detection of misrepresentation and distortion, special photographic techniques (e.g. infra-red), and Crown disclosure of videotapes and public access to videotape exhibits.

Part II examines the specific issues related to the use of visual evidence in civil proceedings. Chapters within this Part cover ex parte events (e.g., views, accident scene reconstructions, demonstrations, tests and experiments), photographs and videos of plaintiffs (e.g., day-in-the-life of disabled plaintiff), medical demonstrative evidence, surveillance of suspected malingering plaintiffs, surveillance in the unionized and nonunionized workplaces, and depositions.

Part III covers the many uses for visual evidence in criminal proceedings, with particular focus on crime scenes, re-enactments and confessions, video conferencing and video links, computer generated visual evidence, and surveillance of criminal suspects. It also includes chapters devoted to the discussion of privacy laws (e.g., PIPEDA), wireless video surveillance, casino surveillance, family law and the use of private investigators. Chapters also cover forensic video analysis, the Sedona Canada Principles as they relate to Digital Images, and the use of videotapes and photographs in Small Claims Courts.

Legal memos and Proof of Facts sections have also been created exclusively for this title.

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About the Author
Elliott Goldstein, B.A., J.D., is a Toronto area lawyer who practices civil, estate, and commercial litigation, and consults to the alarm and security industry and its various associations. He is also a deputy judge of the Ontario Small Claims Court. He attended law school at the University of Saskatchewan and was admitted to the British Columbia Bar in 1984, and to the Ontario Bar in 1988. Mr. Goldstein has written and published more than 150 articles and two books on the topic of videotape, photographic, and digital image evidence. These have been published in Canada, the United States, England and South Africa. Mr. Goldstein has lectured and presented throughout Canada and the United States to judges' groups, lawyers associations, alarm and security associations, private investigation associations, and police services on the evidentiary use of photographs, videos and digital images. He teaches the video law portion of the "Applied Forensic Videography Course" to Scene Of Crime Officers (SOCOs) at the Ontario Police College. He writes the "CCTV and the Law" column for Canadian Security Magazine.