Virtual Crime Scene Investigation and Evidence Protection

R. Jeevitha
Crime Scene Investigation; Virtual Reality; Virtual Crime Scene Regeneration; Virtual Evidence Storage; Blockchain; Cloud Database.

This paper presents the recreation of crime scenes through Virtual Reality for crime investigation and evidence storage. 3D image capturing and processing techniques are used to render fully-immersive Virtual Reality environment for investigators to work with. Cloud database and Blockchain technology for evidence storage are explained. The different levels of views on such virtual crime scenes and evidence storage are also expounded.

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Received  :12 March 2021
Accepted :18 September 2021
Published :29 September 2021
DOI: 10.30726/esij/v8.i3.2021.83019

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