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Jurors could visit crime scenes in VR in the future

Jurors could visit crime scenes in #VR in the future

  • Jurors could visit crime scenes in VR in the future
  • The project combines increasingly ubiquitous virtual reality (VR) headsets with green screen technology to “transport” people to a crime scene.
  • While the potential for revolutionizing the courtroom with technology makes a compelling argument – simplicity around details for jurors could help complex cases – it also potentially leaves open the possibility that the crime scenes are contaminated (or perhaps more accurately, biased) in a new way: if the data collection wasn’t done properly, jurors could see themselves missing out on key evidence in a case.
  • To achieve its needs, the project – which has received just over $200,000 (£140,000) in funding via an EC grant – has experimented with things like lasers and drones, so a more complete digital reconstruction can be built from any crime scene.

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@RickKing16: “Jurors could visit crime scenes in #VR in the future”


Researchers at Staffordshire University in the UK are working on a way for jurors to get a whole lot more insight into the alleged crimes that they are ask


Jurors could visit crime scenes in VR in the future