Video evidence everywhere

"The advent of video-in-your pocket camcorders and cellphones, and the proliferation of surveillance camers, mean that events that once would have gone unrecorded are preserved for posterity--and, inevitably for trial."

An article recently published by the New York Times discusses the prevailance of video evidence. It explains the effect of video evidence on juries and rulings, as well as offers some predictions.

In the article, Professor Cassell, a former federal judge now teaching at the University of Utah, anticipates that in the future video evidence may need masking of parts of frames to ensure that the video has “'a laserlike focus on probative parts of the tape and exclusion of irrelevant parts of the tape.'”

Link to the New York Times article: "With Video Everywhere, Stark Evidence Is on Trial"

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