Report Date

December 2013

Purpose

This report discusses the specific results of the evaluation and considerations that an agency should make when deliberating the adoption of a panoramic imaging technology.

Report Summary

Digital crime scene documentation has become an essential component in criminal investigations and the judicial process. In fact, two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) imaging technologies allow law enforcement personnel to skillfully create high-resolution, 360 degree images or data. These panoramic imaging technologies enhance the quality and organization of crime scene documentation by providing fluid, high-resolution scans with embedded photographs. Additionally, digital documentation of a crime scene provides the ability to analyze and spatially reconstruct a scene past the initial documentation phase.

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