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Video/Imaging Technology and Analysis Subcommittee

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The Video/Imaging Technology and Analysis (VITAL) Subcommittee focuses on standards and guidelines related to the application of methods and technologies to analyze information related to forensic imagery from a variety of systems.

Officers | Members | Standards | Other Work Products

 

Officers

Christina Malone, Subcommittee Chair, Defense Forensic Science Center (including USACIL)

Marla Carroll, Subcommittee Vice Chair, Forensic Video & Audio Associates, Inc

Patricia Mullaney, Subcommittee Executive Secretary, Virginia Department of Forensic Science

Members

Mike Baker, Sacramento District Attorney's Office

John Ellis, Law Offices of John C. Ellis, Jr. INC. (Legal Task Group representative)

Brandon Epstein, Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office

Jordan Graves, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Neil Johnson, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Spencer Ledesma, Houston Forensic Science Center

Abhyuday Mandal, University of Georgia (Statistics Task Group representative)

Aaron Matson, Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory

Kimberly Meline, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Michelle Montonera, Travis County Medical Examiner

Jackeline Moral, Houston Forensic Science Center (Quality Task Group representative)

Michael Piper, Target Corporation (Human Factors Task Group representative)

Matthew Steiner, New York Police Department 

Rand Swartz, Anne Arundel County Police Department

Andrew D. Taravella, Houston Police Department

John Twomey, U.S. Secret Service

Jesus R. Valenzuela, Seattle Police Department

Affiliate Members

Standards

Published by an SDO

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Sent to an SDO

Under Development

  • OSAC 2021-S-0027, Standard Guide for Laboratory Photography.
  • OSAC 2021-S-0036, Standard Guide for Image Authentication.
  • OSAC 2021-S-0037, Standard Guide for Photogrammetry. 
  • OSAC 2022-S-0001, Standard Guide for Image Based Comparison Conclusions/Opinions (OSAC Proposed Standard drafted in collaboration with the Facial Identification Subcommittee).
  • Training Guidelines for Video Analysis, Image Analysis and Photography.
  • Standard Practice for Data Acquisition from Digital CCTV Systems Video Recording Systems.
  • Standard Guide for Forensic Video Analysis.
  • Standard Guide on Process Based Quality Assurance Criteria for Digital and Multimedia Evidence.
  • Discipline-Specific Resolution Needs. 
  • Standard Guide for Photographing Injuries, Scars, Marks, & Tattoos.
  • Guide for Image Content Analysis.

Other Work Products

References

Research & Development Needs

Webinars, Presentations & Training Videos

Discipline-Specific Bibliographies and Bibliographic References

These documents/websites may contain information to help forensic scientists, judges, lawyers, researchers, and other readers better understand the nature, scope, and foundations of the individual disciplines as currently practiced. The identification of these documents does not represent an endorsement by OSAC or NIST. Only standards that are posted on the OSAC Registry and Technical Guidance documents, are endorsed by OSAC. The referenced documents may be subject to copyright. Note: Subcommittee position statements or responses to data collections by the subcommittee do not necessarily represent the position of OSAC or NIST.

Created June 27, 2014, Updated June 7, 2022