Publications

By , 31/12/2010 15:58

I have worked closely with the Home Office Scientific Development Branch as technical consultant on CCTV and Digital Imaging. A brief synopsis of the publications and papers that I am lead or contributing author of and links to electronic versions of them where available is given below.

Scarth, L., MacLennan-Brown, K., Grimshaw, E., Gattuso, J., Cohen, N. A Practical End-To-End Test Of Image Quality For Digital CCTV Systems That Employ Unknown Compression Engines. Imaging Science Journal, The Imaging Science Journal, Volume 63, Issue 3 (March 2015), pp. 137-144

iLIDS Compressed Data Set. A guide to the effects of compression on video based detection systems based around the iLIDS data set. Home Office Publication, awaiting publication.

CCTV Operator Effectiveness, A guide to the appropriate deployment of video analytic systems, Home Office Publication, awaiting publication.

S. Brennen, K. MacLennan-Brown, Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Operation – Human Performance Benchmarking, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Part A: Systems and Humans, awaiting publication

Contributing author to NPIA Practice Advice on the Use of CCTV in Criminal Investigations 2011

ACPO Murder Investigation Manual
Contributing author – awaiting publication

NPIA Practice Advice on the Use of CCTV in Criminal Investigations
Contributing author – awaiting publication


CCTV Operational Requirements Manual 2009 (28-09) (27/05/2009)


66-08 Retrieval of Video Evidence and Production of Working Copies from
Digital CCTV Systems v2.0

Provides a procedure and guidance to police technical staff wishing to identify the most appropriate method for retrieving video from any digital CCTV system.


Identification, retrieval and evaluation of CCTV evidence in major investigations (14/08/2008)

Guidance leaflet for Senior Investigation Officers wishing to manage the CCTV evidence gathering process in a major investigation


CCTV First Responder’s Protocol (14/08/2008)

Basic “do’s and don’ts” guidance leaflet for officers who are the first-on-scene at an incident from which CCTV evidence is required

Colour Analysis and Verification of CCTV Images Under Different Lighting Conditions
R.A. Smith, K. MacLennan-Brown, J.F. Tighe, N. Cohen, S. Triantaphilidou, L.W. MacDonald.
An investigation into the accuracy of colour reproduction in CCTV images under commonly encountered lighting conditions


Digital Imaging Procedure v2.1 58-07 (01/05/2008)

The processes involved in the proper capture and handling of digital images for police applications and to define best working practice.

ACPO Practice Advice on Police Use of Digital Images 2007
Contributing author
Policy guide on the use storage and replay of digital images in police investigations.


Storage, Replay and Disposal of Digital Evidential Images 53-07 (12/11/2007)

This covers the storage replay and disposal of digital images


Video Processing and Analysis Manual, Chapter 4 20-02 (29/10/2007)

The Video Processing and Analysis Manual is issued to all UK police forces and several high profile overseas law enforcement agencies.


Video Processing and Analysis Manual, Chapter 3 20-02 (29/10/2007)

The Video Processing and Analysis Manual is issued to all UK police forces and several high profile overseas law enforcement agencies.

CCTV Operational Requirements Manual
CCTV Operational Requirements Manual 2006

Retrieval of Video Evidence and Production of Working Copies from Digital CCTV Systems
Provides a procedure and guidance to police technical staff wishing to identify the most appropriate method for retrieving video from any digital CCTV system 2006.

2 Responses to “Publications”

  1. Hey can I copy and paste this post on my web site? What references must I give? You might give this info for other people too.

    • kenmaclennan says:

      You are quite welcome to link to this information provided it does not appear as a product endorsement. Please credit me and or my website thanks. If you want to cite the information contained within the publications please quote the relevant publication reference.

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