3D Mug Shots


Mug shots are always used to identify trouble makers and criminals but police around the world have one problem: having only one shot of criminals’ faces makes it difficult to identify them on CCTV footage.
Police in Japan have come up with a solution. They are planning to use 3D cameras to take mug shots, making it easier to identify people from security camera footage.
According to the Asahi Shimbun news site, the Tokyo Metropolitan Police will be able to adjust the size and angle of the 3D mug shots. They can then compare shots with images taken from security cameras.
“As we can identify the suspects more quickly and accurately, our arrest rate is expected to become greater,” a high-ranking investigation officer of the MPD told the new site.
All 102 of the city’s police stations will be fitted with the 3D imaging tech from April this year.
It will allow cops to take 3D mug shots as well as well conventional pictures for their investigations.
Using the technology, pictures will be shot from three different directions. The image will then be illuminated with striped lighting to create a 3D effect.

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