NIJ Examines Use of 3D Imaging in Crime-Solving

The National Institute of Justice recently announced a published online article that provides an overview of how 3D surface imaging technology is being used by criminal justice practitioners in firearm identification.


According to the article, "Establishing Scientific Criteria for 3D Analysis of Cartridges," the researchers "who developed a 3-D imaging system for analyzing cartridge casings say their latest work is 'a critical next step' that vies cartridge analysis more credibility by including datasets, best practices, and performance checks."

The article focuses on work done by Ryan Lilien, chief scientist at the Chicago-based Cadre Research Labs, who developed a system called "Top Match," described as a "3D surface topography imaging and analysis system for firearm forensics based on the GelSight imaging technology and custom feature-based image comparison algorithms.”

You can read the full article from the NIJ here.

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