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.

 

Maria Korolov

Maria Korolov is a science fiction writer who covers cybersecurity, AI and extended reality as a tech journalist at her day job.
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