One of the most important tasks investigators must perform at a crime scene is documenting it in an accurate manner. Sketches, notes, voice recordings, photos, and videos have each been employed in this endeavor. Though this is painstaking and time-consuming work, accurate documentation of the scene is critical on many levels. Crime scene documentation helps investigators see and understand the elements of the crime, aids in crime scene reconstruction, and helps support or refute suspect and witness statements, not to mention offers prosecutors useful facts and images to use in the courtroom.
Now it appears that a new “Murder Cam” can scan and create a 360-degree, 3D image of the scene. And do it in only 10 minutes. This could prove to be a very useful new tool.