Forensic Uses of Animation Models
This course of instruction is designed for investigators and analysts to properly depict virtual representations of the scene and evidence. These skills may be employed to assist in the analysis of the scene and data collected from the scene. The student will learn how to test scenarios based on scene context and how to demonstrate the basis for including or excluding scenarios. The student will learn how to sponsor the introduction of animation products as demonstrative exhibits in legal proceedings.
General Course Objectives:
- The student will be able to produce virtual models of the scene in various image formats
- To demonstrate the spatial relationships between items within the scene
- To Identify the types of imaging and animation programs that may be used in forensic analysis
- Describe the basic components of animation programs.
- Identify the proper methods for introduction of demonstrative exhibits as evidence in court hearings
- Reproduce accurate spatial relationships using scene data and virtual models
- Demonstrate wound paths in the context of the scene data
- Differentiate between enhanced and altered images and identify appropriate applications of each
- Integrate scene images into virtual scene models
- Demonstrate techniques for proper use of scales in producing accurate virtual scene models.