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Using 3D range cameras for crime scene documentation and legal medicine
Author(s): Gianluca Cavagnini; Giovanna Sansoni; Marco Trebeschi
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Paper Abstract

Crime scene documentation and legal medicine analysis are part of a very complex process which is aimed at identifying the offender starting from the collection of the evidences on the scene. This part of the investigation is very critical, since the crime scene is extremely volatile, and once it is removed, it can not be precisely created again. For this reason, the documentation process should be as complete as possible, with minimum invasiveness. The use of optical 3D imaging sensors has been considered as a possible aid to perform the documentation step, since (i) the measurement is contactless and (ii) the process required to editing and modeling the 3D data is quite similar to the reverse engineering procedures originally developed for the manufacturing field. In this paper we show the most important results obtained in the experimentation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 January 2009
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7239, Three-Dimensional Imaging Metrology, 72390L (19 January 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.806191
Show Author Affiliations
Gianluca Cavagnini, Univ. of Brescia (Italy)
Giovanna Sansoni, Univ. of Brescia (Italy)
Marco Trebeschi, Univ. of Brescia (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7239:
Three-Dimensional Imaging Metrology
J. Angelo Beraldin; Geraldine S. Cheok; Michael McCarthy; Ulrich Neuschaefer-Rube D.V.M., Editor(s)

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