Certificate of Proficiency in Digital Evidence & eDiscovery Law Practice in Nigeria

Weekly training modules are based on the textbook: DIGITAL EVIDENCE & eDISCOVERY LAW PRACTICE IN NIGERIA by the Convener of the course Emeka Arinze Esq, LLM, M.I.T (info-tech), CBSP (Certified Biometric & Surveillance Professional, CDEA (Certified Digital Evidence Analyst), CCI (Certified Cybercrime Investigator), CFP (Certified Forensic Professional).

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WEEK

7

5 hours to complete
Digital Images as Evidence. See Chapter 7 of the book for further reading

Information technology has caused a paradigm shift in the way we communicate, create, collect, share, and store data and information. Capturing and sharing images has become so easy and ubiquitous. Observers on the scene can now document the details of events with photographs, video, and audio recordings from their cell phones and cameras, and postings of real time commentary (often transmitted through their mobile devices) on websites such as YouTube, global social media sites, email and text messages previously unavailable real-time. Images, in whatever form, when sufficiently authenticated, are considered the ultimate proof in legal proceedings.

The Focus of this Weekly Module

In this weekly module, our focus is on digital images. Digital images are often captured by optical devices such as cameras, mirrors, lenses, telescopes, microscopes, etc., and natural objects and phenomena such as the human eye or water. Because lawyers will, at sometimes in course of litigation, whether printed or projected, use digital images in addressing certain legal issues, it is crucial for them to understand image processes and the technology behind them.

Gains and Benefit

On completion of the lecture as espoused in the video, reading activity, quiz and assessment, you will be able to understand:

  • the legal imperatives of digital images;
  • the Nature of Digital Image: Photograph and Video;
  • admissibility Issues in Digital Photographs;
  • video as Digital Image;
  • video compression and its reliance in evidence;
  • video Image Manipulation, Alteration and Modification;
  • evidentiary Consideration in the use of Video in Court Proceedings;
  • how Video Evidence may Be Authenticated in Court;
  • objections to the Admissibility of Video and Photographic Images and their Audios;
  • when objection to the use of video evidence is raised, response is usually expected. Response may take the following forms and
  • instances where Court can Reject Video Evidence
10 Videos (Total 30 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz, 1 assignment SEE ALL
10 videos
Legal imperatives of digital images;
Nature of Digital Image: Photograph and Video;
Admissibility Issues in Digital Photographs;
Video as Digital Image;
Video compression and its reliance in evidence;
Video Image Manipulation, Alteration and Modification;
Evidentiary Consideration in the use of Video in Court Proceedings;
Video Evidence Authentication in Court;
Objections to the Admissibility of Video and Photographic Images and their Audios;
Instances where Court can Reject Video Evidence.
1 readings
Module Guide
1 quiz
Activity - Answer a 30 min question & answer test
1 assignment
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