Forensic Animation


Guests:

Andre Stuart
* Forensic Animator, President and Chief Executive Officer, 21st Century Forensic Animations, Arlington, Texas

Steven Breaux
* Forensic Animator, Perceptual Motion, Inc., Gig Harbor, Washington

Honorable James Rosenbaum
* Chief Judge, U.S District Court, District of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Fredric Lederer
* Chancellor Professor of Law
* Director, Courtroom 21 Project Marshall-Wythe Law School College of William and Mary Williamsburg, Virginia

Forensic animation has been used in courtrooms for more than twenty years, but mostly in civil cases. Now animators are increasingly being called upon to recreate criminal acts. In this hour, we'll take a look at the science—and art—of animating accidents and crimes for the courtroom. Can seeing a visual reenactment of a crime unfairly prejudice a jury? Plus, virtual reality in the courtroom.

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