Virtual Reality in the Courtroom

Virtual reality has arrived. And it has the potential to revolutionize the way we learn, the way we conduct business, the way we interpret medical imaging, the way we litigate, and so on.

If admitted into evidence, virtual reality can change the way we present medical imaging and present expert testimony in the courtroom. Additionally with virtual reality, jurors/judges can view in 3D crime scenes or even experience events reconstructed in 3D.

However, the technology has the effect of skewing perceptions. Merely showing the experience from one side would be highly problematic. And could give a dishonest interpretation of the events to the jury and/or judge.

I have inserted some links below, if you are interested to learn more:

http://www.businessinsider.com/virtual-reality-in-the-courtroom-2016-11

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEJGAgR4yFE

How VR Could Change Courtrooms (And Why There Might Be Resistance)

https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2933867

 

(Views are my own and do not represent the views of any organization.)

Comments

  1. That is very interesting how crime scenes can be recreated but you are right this skews the reality of the scene and creates it from only one point of view which to a juror may be creating a bias.

  2. That is very interesting how crime scenes can be recreated but you are right this skews the reality of the scene and creates it from only one point of view which to a juror may be creating a bias.

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