Forensic Futures: Using 3D scanning and printing to achieve justice

Project Details


Despite the proliferation of 3D scanning and printing there is little published evidence of its usefulness to forensic investigations. This faculty-funded strategic project proposes examination of the suitability of current 3D scanning and printing technology for forensic analysis, modelling and reconstruction. Experimentation will involve the 3D scanning and printing of evidential artefacts using various systems. Comparison with current methods will evaluate precision and suitability, matching crime scene evidence with a known source, establishing how it enables identification, and how it affords enhanced capability commensurate with investigative aims. We will work cross-faculty, with external organisations and will develop future concepts of forensic investigation.
Effective start/end date1/07/161/07/18


  • faculty-funded strategic project


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