Lecture by Visiting Scholar Kelly Gates

Policing Images: Video Evidence and Its Expert Witnesses

In this talk, titled "Policing Images: Video Evidence and Its Expert Witnesses," Professor Kelly Gates, Associate Professor in Communication and Science Studies at the University of California, San Diego, considers the field of forensic video analysis as a key site for understanding the problems of visual evidence in the context of an unprecedented proliferation of visual media. Gates uses cases and interviews with forensic video analysts to explore the complex issues arising in this field, and discusses the efforts of this emerging community of expertise to define its boundaries and authority.