A Study on the Digital Photographic Evidence in Police's Criminal Investigation Activity

경찰의 범죄수사활동에 있어 디지털 영상매체의 활용에 관한 연구

  • 한상암 (원광대학교 경찰행정학부)
  • Published : 2006.05.01


Recently, digital imaging is frequently used by crime scene investigators. However, the admissibility of digital photographic evidence in court is often raised because of the fact that digital photographs are more easily modified than film-based photographs. Therefore, in this article, the researcher reviewed some basic theories and legal considerations related with police crime scene investigations in Korea and The United States. This article is presented in the hope of clearing up some of the possibilities of falsifying photographic evidences and in the hope of setting the strict the rules of evidence regarding digital evidence in this county.


Criminal Investigation;Digital Photographic Evidence;Policing