Master’s of Science in Recording Arts emphasis in Media Forensics

The National Center for Media Forensics offers a Master's of Science in Recording Arts emphasis in Media Forensics (MSRA-MF) degree program. The program prepares students from various backgrounds for work in the field of forensic audio, video, and image analysis utilizing the state-of-the-art methods and technology necessary to fight crime in the digital age.

The revised two-year program provides curriculum in a hybrid format combining online learning with concentrated onsite classes focusing on the handling, analysis, and presentation of recorded audio, video, and image evidence. Specific information is available on the MSRA-MF website regarding semester schedules and program pricing with estimated travel expenses.

Application requirements are listed on the website with a Fall 2012 admission deadline of April 15, 2012 for domestic student applications. For more information, go to the NCMF website.

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Forensic Podiatry (Part Two of Two)

THE DISCIPLINE of forensic podiatry—or, in other words, the examination of pedal evidence—has progressed significantly over the past ten years. It is no longer a question of “What can you do with a footprint?” but rather, “Who can we use to evaluate the footprint?” Cases involving pedal evidence, especially bloody footprints and issues of determining shoe sizing or fit issues compared to questioned footwear, have become more common over the past two or three years.