This month, new technology is being used by the Roanoke Police Department to recreate crime scenes. FARO Focus Laser Scanners can scan and recreate a scene in multiple dimensions. Police departments are using these to scan crime scenes that are being used in investigations or court cases. If there are questions that come up in court about the scene, a 3D version of the actual scene can be used in a case. The scanner is able to capture 44-million data points every time it scans an area. Then, adding multiple scans together creates the 3D version. The police department stated they will still be handling crime scene investigations the same way they have done in the past, however, the FARO Scanner can be used as another tool.
I think the use of the FARO Scanners can be useful when used in police investigations. As advances are made in technology, it can be used to peoples’ advantage in situations such as this one. The scanners can provide a useful and convenient way to recreate a crime scene or be used to recreate other things to be used in things such as interior design.