VR could take juries to crime scenes

BBC reporter Sian Grzeszczyk visits crime scene in VR. (Image courtesy BBC.)

BBC reporter Sian Grzeszczyk visits crime scene in VR. (Image courtesy BBC.)

According to researchers at UK’s¬†Staffordshire University, virtual reality could be used to transport jurors to crime scenes to help them better understand what occurred.

Simon Tweats, head of justice services at Staffordshire Police, told the BBC that the technology¬†could make a significant difference with regard to how evidence was presented and “bring to life” complex scenes.

Read more about the project and watch the BBC video here.

 

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Maria Korolov is editor and publisher of Hypergrid Business. She has been a journalist for more than twenty years and has worked for the Chicago Tribune, Reuters, and Computerworld and has reported from over a dozen countries, including Russia and China.