Case ReportThree-Dimensional Computer Visualization of Forensic Pathology DataMarch, Jack BA; Schofield, Damian PhD; Evison, Martin PhD; Woodford, Noel MBBS Author Information From the Aims Research, SChEME, The University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, UK (J.M., D.S.); and the Department of Forensic Pathology, University of Sheffield, The Medico-Legal Centre, Watery Street, Sheffield, S3 7ES, UK (M.E., N.W.). Manuscript received June 16, 2003; accepted July 29, 2003. Reprints: Damian Schofield, Aims Research, SChEME, The University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, UK. E-mail: [email protected] The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology: March 2004 - Volume 25 - Issue 1 - p 60-70 doi: 10.1097/01.paf.0000113863.69360.42 Buy Metrics Abstract Despite a decade of use in US courtrooms, it is only recently that forensic computer animations have become an increasingly important form of communication in legal spheres within the United Kingdom. Aims Research at the University of Nottingham has been influential in the critical investigation of forensic computer graphics reconstruction methodologies and techniques and in raising the profile of this novel form of data visualization within the United Kingdom. The case study presented demonstrates research undertaken by Aims Research and the Department of Forensic Pathology at the University of Sheffield, which aims to apply, evaluate, and develop novel 3-dimensional computer graphics (CG) visualization and virtual reality (VR) techniques in the presentation and investigation of forensic information concerning the human body. The inclusion of such visualizations within other CG or VR environments may ultimately provide the potential for alternative exploratory directions, processes, and results within forensic pathology investigations. © 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.