Saving Court Time Using a Visual Presenter

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Authors
  1. Devine, R.
Corporate Authors
Guelph Police Service, Guelph ON (CAN) Forensic Identification Section;Canadian Police Research Centre, Ottawa Ont (CAN)
Abstract
Presentation of court documents and photographic evidence is time consuming. Production of the photographic evidence can be expensive; time for the officer to prepare, darkroom time and materials, as well as the time spent in the courtroom presenting the evidence. It is not uncommon for a court case involving a major crime to take weeks to complete both the Crown's case and that of the defence. Witnesses time both civilian and police can add up to days depending on the complexity of the case. Court staff including the judge and the court reporters, clerks, security officers and of course the Crown attorneys are all being paid for their time while in the courtroom. The use of visual presenter (ELMO EV-500AF simply called "ELMO") has saved hours of court time, and actual dollars for the police in preparing evidence. This technical memorandum provides details of these cost savings.
Keywords
Evidence, Documentary;Computer animation evidence;Costs (Law)
Report Number
KE8457;TM-01-1999E;TM-01-99 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Oct 1999
Number of Pages
8
DSTKIM No
CA031317
CANDIS No
530037
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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