After a mass violence event, law enforcement officers and other response personnel must work quickly to secure the scene, protect the public from further harm and begin investigation. In these often-chaotic crime scenes, new technology can improve investigation safety and efficiency. This article discusses several new tools, including:
- Hyperspectral cameras that can detect chemical stains, latent fingerprints and bodily fluids.
- 3D-scanning scene reconstruction for estimating the size and location of a charge after an explosion.
- Unmanned aircraft systems used to map and document complex crime scenes.