Our resident expert is regarded as a leading specialist in the field of forensic surveying, with experience spanning 20 years in the UK, as well as the advising of several overseas police services.
How does 3D laser scanning work?
3D laser scanning allows insights of unrivalled detail into any scene, from complex murder situations to analysing the height of suspects. We produce a ‘pointcloud’ consisting of intelligent 3D data, which can be explored to provide accurate measurements, rendered colour depictions of scenes and much more – all of which is accepted as evidence within the judicial process.
How is it used?
The data gathered provides a highly accurate, three-dimensional historical document of how the scene actually was at the time of an incident. This equips investigators with a virtual ‘return to scene’ capability.
At a judicial level, legal representatives can use the evidence to prove or disprove theories about the sequence of events and viewpoints, which can either add weight to testimonies or discredit the evidence of witnesses.