LEVA Level 1: Forensic Video Analysis & The Law
The increased use of digital video systems by the general public has made digital multimedia evidence (DME) a significant and integral part of modern criminal and civil investigations. Since there is no standard video recording system in use, the need for trained individuals who know how to properly recover this type of evidence has increased. Properly acquiring DME is crucial, as all other processes or use of the video is impacted by accuracy of the recovery. This course introduces and provides a fundamental understanding of DME, introduces the types of systems likely to be encountered, discusses legal issues related to DME, and focuses on the proper recovery of DME. Level 1 prepares first responders such as officers, detectives, and crime scene investigators who may be responsible for collecting video evidence with the strong foundation needed for the correct recovery of the evidence along with methods for accurately disseminating information derived from the recovered video. This class is also the first step for those students pursuing the Certified Forensic Video Technician (CFVT) or Certified Forensic Video Analysts (CFVA) certification and prepares the students for advanced classes in the field.
Class begins each day at 8 AM. On Friday, class will be dismissed by 3:30 PM.
Location: The course will be hosted by the Instituto Di Scienze Forensi, Via Leonardo da Vinci n. 5 - 20094 Corsico (Milan), Italy.
Strongly encourage registering as soon as possible. Class size is limited to 24 students.
Who Can Apply?
- Employees of all police forces and other government agencies involved in the acquisition and/or processing of video evidence.
- A select number of seats are available to the private sector.
With the exception of those applicants who supply video analysis services or CCTV equipment, other private sector applicants whose responsibilities include the development, sales or marketing of products or services to law enforcement will not be considered.
LEVA membership is not required to attend Level 1. Upon successful completion of Level 1, students will receive a complimentary LEVA membership valid until the end of the calendar year. Refer to the LEVA By-Law sections III and XVI for information regarding membership.
Credits and Certificate:
LEVA will also issue a certificate to each student who passes the course.
Completing this course is required before applying to the LEVA Level 2 course, “Digital Multimedia Evidence Processing.”
Successful completion of this basic level course satisfies a requirement toward LEVA’s Forensic Video Analyst and Technician certifications.
Students not seeking Certification may receive a Certificate of Attendance without taking the final course written examination.
- At anytime during the course, a student may elect not to take the final exam or may choose not to accept the results of the final exam. Students who elect either choice are eligible to retake the exam.
- Only those students, who achieve a passing grade in the course, including the final exam, will receive a Certificate of Completion. All others will receive a Certificate of Attendance.
- Students must achieve a Certificate of Completion in lower level courses in order to be eligible to write a higher-level exam.
- Students, who ‘opt-out’ of the course exam for any reason, may elect to take the exam at any regularly scheduled LEVA exam time during any of the core courses or the LEVA Annual Training Conference.
- The rescheduled exam must be taken within twelve months of the course taken.
- Students may retake an exam only once. If a passing score is not achieved, the student must retake the course.
Travel & Accommodation:
Students are responsible for securing their own lodging (if necessary) and all ground transportation.
The course will end by 3:30 P.M. on that Friday.
All meals are the responsibility of the student.
LEVA subsidizes training for Government agencies and non-profit organizations that offer forensic video services to law enforcement. Private sector, for-profit companies must pay the unsubsidized fee.
- $1,675USD (government, law enforcement, public safety, educational) Enter PUBLICSAFETY in the coupon block of the registration page.
- $2,200USD for corporate/private companies
Unless otherwise arranged with LEVA, students accepted to attend must pay the course fee by August 3, 2019. You can pay on-line when registering. Other payment options are check, wire transfer and credit card (Visa, Mastercard and American Express only).
With the exception of war, government regulation, disaster, strikes or exigent circumstances, a refund will be approved minus a $45USD service charge. As an alternative, a student who must cancel may apply the full amount as a credit to a future LEVA class. Credit from a class cannot be applied for the annual conference registration.
Fill in the online application by August 1, 2019.
You will be notified via e-mail that your application was received and its status of acceptance.
For the purpose of meeting the course objectives, LEVA instructors will employ a variety of video technologies during instruction. However, the LEVA program material does not endorse any single technology, and therefore, in depth instruction on any specific tool is not provided. Regarding non-linear editors, such as Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere, both are on laptops of LEVA’s Mobile Lab. During practical exercises, students can use either one. LEVA recommends that students obtain vendor specific training, based on their agency’s needs.
Graduates of the course receive a LEVA certificate indicating successful completion of the 40-hour curriculum. That certificate should NOT be interpreted as a certification of any type. The graduate must refer to this training as LEVA's on their resume, CV or any discoverable document.
|Event Date||09-02-2019 8:00 am|
|Event End Date||09-06-2019 3:30 pm|
|Cut off date||06-07-2019|
|Location||Instituto Di Scienze Forensi (ISF)|