Criminal Scene Analysis
Forensic scientists employ mathematical principles, problem-solving methods, complex instruments, and microscopic examining techniques to analyze the evidence.
3D scanning of a crime scene prior to collecting evidence is part of 21st century crime scene procedures.
By allowing investigators to capture crime scenes in a 3D laser scanner provides an accurate picture of the entire scene at the touch of a button. It also permits the site to be returned to the way it was before.
With 3D scanning replacing crime scene sketches, the crime scene reconstruction can be visited multiple times to verify witness testimony or evaluate hypotheses. Forensic scientists can accurately analyze line of sight, blood spatter and bullet trajectories to complement other techniques such as offender’s height estimation from video surveillance.
3D scan data is also frequently used in the courtroom. Juries can be taken into a 3D world that’s more convincing than simple pictures and verbal scene description.
The application of 3D laser scanning technology to the reconstruction of crime scenes is replacing the traditional methods. Using the technology can not only completely preserve the 3D spatial information of the crime scene, but also reveal the criminal process and its suspects. Because of the accuracy of this new technology, it can transform the process of gathering evidence at a crime scene.