WFMY Reports on Forensic Institute’s Crime-fighting Technology
WFMY broadcast a July 26 segment about Guilford’s Leica C10 3-D Laser Scanner, a device to photograph and measure crime scenes with an extraordinary level of speed, accuracy and completeness.
“It’s an exceptionally powerful tool just by allowing us to capture the crime scene before anyone destroys it, or takes evidence out of it, and we can revisit that crime scene essentially forever,” faculty member Bryan Brendley told the station.
Police agencies across the United States use these scanners for forensics and to strengthen homeland security. In the courtroom data from the scanners has allowed prosecutors to place the jury at crime scenes.
“This is a sophisticated piece of technology that will be used to instruct Guilford students in the proper procedures for investigating a crime scene,” Frank Keegan, director of Guilford’s Forensics Institute, said in February.
“Utilizing Guilford’s Crime Scene House, students will learn how to preserve a crime scene and collect and analyze evidence. In addition, the laser scanner will be made available to local law enforcement for capturing highly detailed three-dimensional images of major crime scenes.”