No, it’s not an episode of America’s favorite serial killer Dexter but 3D forensics and 3D blood spatter analysis will be taught as part of the University of Toronto’s curriculum. The course titled “Introduction to 3D Crime Scene Mapping and Reconstruction” will be the coming attraction in this year’s Forensic Science program of the University of Toronto. Not too shabby for something that started out as a field trip on grave excavations. One thing led to another and after exporting his students’ hard day’s work from 123D Catch to MeshLab, Head of 3D forensics firm AI2-3D Eugene Liscio thought it would be interesting to launch something more along the lines of 3D forensics to be taught at university level.
Liscio was excited because he realized that it really was going to be the first of its kind and would draw the interest of new up-and-coming forensic scientists all over the country. Blood spatter analysis is definitely going to be part of the curriculum in addition to 3D scanning and taking high-resolution photographs of a crime scene in order to reconstruct how the accident happened. The course is meant for law enforcement officers, specialists in crime scene investigation or anyone who wants to sink his teeth into 3D forensics. As there is nothing offered such as this course, it’s going to be a neat addition for people who previously had to hone their skills here and there, always on the lookout for new tools and information.
Source: Spar Point Group