forensic animation


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forensic animation

n. recreation of events by computerized animation to display to the jury (or judge without a jury) what apparently happened in an accident or crime. Such animation is treated warily by courts and may not be allowed since it may have an unfair impact upon a jury may feel that the animation is real life even though it may be only an opinion of what happened. (See: forensic)

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The project intends to measure the impact of interactive displays on the trial process; specifically whether forensic animation and virtual reconstruction technology better informs juries or potentially increases prejudice against defendants.
They observed that when the plaintiff and defense used a forensic animation to depict their own partisan theories, participants increasingly made judgments that contradicted the physical evidence, suggesting that computer-animated displays have greater impact than oral testimony.
One of the first major uses of forensic animation took place in the federal civil case for the Delta flight 191 crash.
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Aerial images are a very important part of forensic animation because they help orientate the viewer to an accident scene.
While forensic animation is often portrayed as a "silver bullet" that can turn every difficult-to-try case into an easy win, empirical research into its effectiveness with juries has yielded mixed results.
Forensic animation can often be used effectively if it is incorporated into your trial strategy.
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Unfortunately for her, but fortunately for us, she had 'through-and-through' wounds, that go in and out of the body," said Andre Stuart, president and CEO of 21st Century Forensic Animations, based in Arlington, Texas, which created the animation.
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