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US police use 3D scanning technology to archive crime scenes

Roswell Police in New Mexico use out-of-this-world 3D scanning tech to archive crime scenes

| Cameras News | Posted: Jan 29, 2014 6:09 am

Roswell Police in New Mexico are using 3D scanners to preserve a 3D rendering of an area, such as a crime scene, as evidence. The police department are using a scanner made by Faro 3D, which cost $86,000.

 

 

The 3D scanning tech is capable of capturing a scene down to an accuracy that spans just "a couple of millimeters" and allows investigators to look over an area from all directions, long after the initial inspection. Scott Stevenson, a Roswell Police Detective, said "It's going to give the judge and the jury a very accurate graphical image of what the scene consists of".

 

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There are downsides to this technology, where post-fact manipulations can be applied. Famous crime scenes can also be leaked to the public, but this is one downside in the many upsides this technology could provide to police.

NEWS SOURCES:Hexus.net

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