British Jurors Can Now Visit Crime Scenes In Virtual Reality

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Blind justice could be getting a new type of vision soon, thanks to VR headsets.

A UK program is bringing VR to the court to aid the legal system in recreating the crime scene for jurors. Using VR headsets and green screens, the jurors will be able to experience not just the scene, but the events themselves. Defense and prosecution teams have previously leaned on static images and other collected evidence to paint a picture in the minds of the jury.

There’s no trial using the technology yet, but we doubt it will be long before headsets start appearing in the jury box.