Technological standards for evidence law: Forgery Detection in Visual Media captured by 3D Depth Cameras

PIs: Prof. Niva Elkin-Koren, Prof. Hagit Hel-Or. 

Research Students: Ms. Noa Friedman Horesh, Mr. Azami Hidar. 

In this research, we propose to develop clear policies and criteria for evaluating validity and admissibility in court of 3D images. The failure to understand how to effectively authenticate the output of 3D cameras may compromise efforts of law enforcement agencies and courts. We therefore hope to develop technological criteria for defining the authentication and admissibility of 3D images.

Criteria for validity and proof of authenticity of 3D images, will be developed based on the study of forgery detection in 3D images, specifically the ability to detect forgery and to evaluate its statistical viability. Such criteria could be tailored to address the legal requirements of procedure and evidence in investigation and adjudication.