Imaging in forensic science: Five years on

Rachael M. Carew, David Errickson

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The Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging was launched in 2013 with the aim to collate the literature and demonstrate high-quality case studies on image-based modalities across the forensic sciences. Largely, the focus of this journal has been on the transmissive aspect of forensic imaging, and therefore a significant number of high-quality case studies have been published focusing on computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. As a result, the ‘and imaging’ aspect is often neglected. Since 2013, technology has fundamentally evolved, and a number of new techniques have become accessible or have been demonstrated as particularly useful within many sub-disciplines of forensic science. These include active and passive surface scanning techniques, and the availability of three-dimensional printing. Therefore, this article discusses non-contact techniques, their applications, advantages, and considerations on the current state of play of imaging in forensic science.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24-33
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging
Early online date9 Jan 2019
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Imaging
  • Three-dimension
  • Evidence
  • Visualisation
  • Non-Contract
  • Courtroom
  • Ethics
  • Bias
  • Data


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