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How is OSCR360 helping the Ward County Sheriff’s Department (ND) revisit the crime scene?

Captain Kraft of the Ward County Sheriff’s Office has found OSCR360 to be an invaluable resource. As a supervisor, Kraft isn’t always able to make it out to crime scenes in person. Anytime there is a suspicious death or other scene that needs quick overall images, his investigators photograph the scene using OSCR360 and present the case to Captain Kraft back at the office. They have also integrated their close-up photos from criminal cases into the OSCR360 software.

Using Video to Record a Crime Scene

Why Spherical Photography Offers a Powerful Alternative to Using Video to Record a Crime Scene

When you are processing a crime scene, it’s important to document how the scene was originally found. While overall photographs, crime scene video and spherical photography can all accomplish this, there are pros and cons to each. At the end of the day, you as an investigator or crime scene technician must have an all-encompassing visual depiction of the scene, and you must be able to speak to where pieces of evidence were discovered.

What three types of photographs are taken at crime scenes?

Forensic Photography: What types of photographs are taken at crime scenes?

Photography is the primary tool for crime scene documentation. Proper crime scene photography is a deliberate and systematic process. Its main purpose is to visually convey all aspects of the scene to someone who wasn’t there. To accomplish this, all crime scene photography consists of three basic types of photographs: overall, mid-range, and close-up.

In what ways is a crime scene documented?

In what ways is a crime scene documented?

There’s a certain “Zen” in what ways a crime scene is documented. Thinking behind documentation – “finding mindful awareness of the present” – is as important as methods used. An investigator can have all the current tech available to document a crime, but if they aren’t “in the moment,” their case can fall apart.

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