Forensic science: role of imaging, sensing, identification and authentication technologies

Mennell, Julie and Shaw, Ian (2009) Forensic science: role of imaging, sensing, identification and authentication technologies. Measurement & Control, 42 (10). pp. 314-317. ISSN 0020-2940

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/002029400904201005

Abstract

The development and proliferation of imaging technologies, sensing/detection technologies and identification/authentication technologies, which support the image capture, identification and authentication of biometric markers and individuals, provide considerable opportunities, in regard to their potential role in supporting the use and impact of forensic science. Imaging technologies, can be used to support the real time capture of crime scenes and the evidence within, such that the evidence can be subsequently (or potentially real-time) analysed and interpreted. If coupled or integrated with Biometric and other technologies (such as GPS) these combinations could offer the potential to develop systems which provided an "alert to crime" and that could recover, analyse and interpret forensic evidence; and that would not only automatically report a crime and its location, but also identify and locate the offender. This potential has already been recognised, in relation to the use of CCTV but, there are opportunities to enhance and expand further. These new technologies and methods of data capture provide opportunities to expand the current boundaries of the use of forensic science and the technology used to support it. However, in exploring the potential for further expansion a number areas need to be addressed.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: F400 Forensic and Archaeological Science
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences > Applied Sciences
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2010 14:41
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:45
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/762

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