When criminals leave behind audio evidence about a crime, local law enforcement can request forensic audio analysis to enhance and preserve the evidence.
Often audio recordings are muffled or unclear and must be enhanced using state-of-the-art computer digital enhancement techniques in order to be understood.
The Graphics Unit provides support to all law enforcement agencies, other state agencies, and District Attorneys throughout North Carolina.
Graphics services include crime scene reconstruction sketches, court exhibits, diagrams, charts, displays, name tags, brochures, pamphlets, books, law enforcement bulletins, creation of logos, certificates, organizational charts, diplomas, and special projects.
The unit uses specialized crime scene reconstruction software. The unit has provided court exhibits for several high profile cases such as the homicide of Kathleen Peterson in Durham, which involved approximately 141 exhibits produced by the Crime Lab for the prosecution.
Digital Evidence Section:
Acting Forensic Scientist Manager Karen Morrow