Three-Dimensional Computer Visualization of Forensic Pathology Data

Jack March, Damian Schofield, Martin Evison, Noel Woodford

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

19 Citations (Scopus)


Despite a decade of use in US courtrooms, it is only recently that forensic computer animations have become an increasingly important form of communication in legal spheres within the United Kingdom. Aims Research at the University of Nottingham has been influential in the critical investigation of forensic computer graphics reconstruction methodologies and techniques and in raising the profile of this novel form of data visualization within the United Kingdom. The case study presented demonstrates research undertaken by Aims Research and the Department of Forensic Pathology at the University of Sheffield, which aims to apply, evaluate, and develop novel 3-dimensional computer graphics (CG) visualization and virtual reality (VR) techniques in the presentation and investigation of forensic information concerning the human body. The inclusion of such visualizations within other CG or VR environments may ultimately provide the potential for alternative exploratory directions, processes, and results within forensic pathology investigations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60-70
Number of pages11
JournalThe American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Computer graphics
  • Forensic pathology
  • Suicidal stabbing
  • UK
  • Visualization

Cite this