Juries of the future could be ‘transported’ to crime scenes using virtual reality headsets

Virtual reality headsets look set to make their criminal court system debut, thanks to a pioneering tech project at Staffordshire University.

In stark contrast to the reams of paper and blurry CCTV images that have become associated with criminal trials, future jurors could be asked to wear headsets — like those used in the gaming industry — that “transport” them to virtual crime scenes.

This has immense potential to shake up the criminal justice system, particularly the way lawyers present their cases to jury members. Dr Caroline Sturdy Colls, an associate professor at Staffordshire University, hopes the headsets will “help jurors in court to understand those crimes better that they ever did before.”

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