The link above is to an article on Slate's website about doctored images.  It has a couple links to scientific papers done on light source direction calculations and altering digital images.  I thought it would be an interesting read for some.

 Ron Schistad

London Police Service

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The Ontario Provincial Police recently announced a Forensic Identification Video Analyst opening in Orillia, Ontario. 

For further information visit

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The RCMP Detachment in Surrey (part of Greater Vancouver), British Columbia, Canada has an opening for a full-time Forensic Video Analyst. Please see the following link for more information and to apply - Add a comment
A new document is being developed by the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) entitled, "Best Practices for Handling Digital Photographs Taken by Law Enforcement." The author of the document is Keith Hodges, Esq., a legal instructor at the center. Keith is seeking feedback from the community regarding his document. The document is posted at

Keith is requesting feedback be sent directly to him at the following email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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The Scientific Working Group on Imaging Technology (SWGIT) has just released two NEW draft documents for public comment and feedback. The documents are:
  • Section 16 - "Best Practices for Forensic Photographic Comparison"
  • Section 17 - "Digital Imaging Technology Issues for the Courts"
Both documents can be found at, and SWGIT would appreciate your comments and feed back. To submit feedback please see the "Instructions for sending feedback". Add a comment

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