Mapping is a key component in many trials, but is only effective if done correctly.
From source data to location of sites and resolution issues for print to redaction – creating the right map for court is a tricky task. Serious consideration needs to be made if scenarios are to be explained effectively.
So how do we go about this?
Firstly it is important to break down the locations from the outset, so an overview map is of particular interest. Outline key areas and sites, remove all areas of no relevance, focusing the mind of the viewer on only what is essential and key to your argument.
Secondly, provide more focused maps of each key area. Increase the level of detail of important elements such as site locations, positions and access routes. Ensure as much detail is present but avoid cluttering and employ colour coding (when needed) to help define items and continuity.
Thirdly, provide highly detailed mapping around the specific incident and support this with media such as video, audio, infographics and timelines.
By using this three-pronged approach, the viewer is able to understand:
- The overall location of where the event took place
- Key elements directly relevant in the local vicinity
- Detailed location information focusing on the event site itself
If you require mapping and interactive graphics for court (coroner, arbitration, defence or prosecution) please contact us on 0845 833 2995 or email on: [email protected]
3D crime scene reconstruction is broadly used in court to visualise and reconstruct a crime scene using 3D modelling and animation (with supporting graphics). This helps communicate complex information to a jury in a clear, concise and engaging format. The finished video, animation and graphics can be easily presented in court via video screen or integrated into a jury bundle for evidence presentation.
Expert 3D Crime Scene Reconstruction For Court
We can provide interactive crime scene reconstruction, allowing the operator to trigger events on direction from counsel. The operators can simulate ‘flying’ through the scene, rotating, panning and zooming to provide clarification and detail for the jury to absorb.
Only a short time before your court case starts?
3D Crime scene reconstruction can be implemented in a variety of ways. Here at BR Consult we can advise on the best format to recreate an effective crime scene to be displayed in court such as:
- Video crime scene reconstruction – By producing a video we can cut costs and speed up production. This is a great format if time is of the essence. Where 3D is not required, video can be extremely effective to communicate a sequence of simple events from a variety of angles.
- 3D crime scene reconstruction – 3D animation and modelling are the most flexible and effective way to visualise a series of events in court and are truly limitless. Any camera angle can be orchestrated, along with realistic ambiance and characters. Close-ups, panoramic and birds eye viewpoints can be easily and seamlessly integrated.
- Interactive 3D crime scene reconstruction – This takes the crime scene to another level. As mentioned previously, users can pan aroun the scene and trigger animations at will. Zooming functions allow the operator to focus on key areas of the production and focus the attention of the jury
We also provide effective injury modelling / Body mapping to illustrate injuries in court. By using 3D to recreate an injury, the jury can quickly understand details around an injury and support verbal arguments around the cause. Please visit the following link to read more about our injury modelling and body mapping services.
We are based in London and the Midlands, with UK coverage. Contact us on 0845 833 2995 for a confidential discussion about your case and how crime scene reconstruction in court can help create a strong impact for your legal case.
Rapid interactive 3D development is now available for creating interactive exhibits. Injury mapping and 3D crime scenes can now be presented in engaging interactive 3D environments. This allows you to guide the jury through the scene during the trial, increase information retention and ensure your case is truly understood. Contact us for a fast quotation. Available for both prosecution and legal aid work.
We specialise in all areas of evidence presentation.
We tailor our solution to fit your exact requirements. We carefully assess the evidence you have and carefully tailor our system to fit your needs. We believe there is no ‘one size fits all’. You can be rest assured that the solution we provide will work in court exactly how you expect, in the correct resolution, with no broken links or missing information.
Examples of modules used within fraud, arbitration and commercial/civil litigation may include presenting information in specific time ranges within multiple timelines to show when clusters of events happened. You may wish to add images, videos, audio, maps, 3D and documents linked within the timelines to show related evidence within the series of events. This could be publications in a complex commercial litigation which resulted in loss of business or various certificates of incorporation and issue dates within a corporate fraud trial. Whatever you need to show and no matter how complex, we can assist throughout the case and during the trial.
Furthermore we can build interactive elements to be used live in court such as mathematical and financial models, communicating complex data for the untrained eye to fully understand and absorb.
We aim to help you build up a clear and concise picture of a case – something that can be extremely challenging with ‘Off -The-Shelf’ software…
Contact us now on 0845 833 2995 to speak to a evidence presentation consultant or email [email protected] and we will get back to you to discuss your requirements and provide you with a fast and accurate quotation.