THE RISEN PROJECT

While time is an important factor for successful outcome of the crime investigation, the traditional forensic examinations are usually time consuming. It can be very problematic when investigations are underway and quick results are needed. Traces must be detected on-site as soon as possible before they degrade and loose forensic information important for criminal investigation.

The aim of the RISEN project is the development of a set of realtime contactless sensors for the optimization of the trace, detection, visualisation, identification and interpretation on site, with a consequent reduction of the time and resources in the laboratory, and for a fast exchange of information among LEAs.

The new proposed approach could be applied to the classical forensic investigations and to disaster sites, e.g. after a terrorist attack. The objectives of the RISEN project will be obtained by:

  • Developing and demonstrating contactless, non-destructive, automated sensors to identify, select and label trace materials;
  • Processing and sending in real-time acquired in-situ data to a 3D Augmented Crime Scene Investigation system to produce an interactive 3D model of the scene with position and labelling of traces and relative results of the on-site analysis.

The recreated 3D model of the scene resorts to augmented reality techniques for sensor data, collected evidence and identified points of interest in order to deliver a realistic and immersive visual environment for investigators, allowing them to conduct highly detailed investigations. The crime scenes, with analytical information from traces, will be digitally frozen to be available at any time for several purposes in the criminal justice system. The identified traces will be digitally marked and inventoried, and a digitalised Chain of Custody will be established in real-time implementing mechanisms that assure data integrity over its lifecycle.

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PROJECT COORDINATOR

ENEA - Agenzia nazionale per le nuove tecnologie, l'energia e lo sviluppo economico sostenibile

Roberto Chirico, Senior scientist

Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA)
Diagnostic and Metrology Laboratory
Via Enrico Fermi, 45
00044 Frascati (Rome)-Italy

phone: +39 06 94001
mail:

The RISEN project is a collaboration between:

ENEA - Italian National Agency for New Technologies,Energy and Sustainable Economic Development
RaCIS - Carabinieri Scientific Investigation Group
KEMEA - The Center for Security Studies
HP - Hellenic Police
FHG-ICT - Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology
WAT - Wojskowa Akademia Techniczna
UniBg - The University of Bergamo
UAH-IUICP - University Institute of Research in Police Sciences - University of Alcalá
CREO - Consorzio C.R.E.O. - Centro Ricerche Elettro Ottiche
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VTT - Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd
FFI - Norwegian Defence Research Establishment
DIN - German Institute for Standardization
PJ - Ministry of Justice- Portuguese Judicial Police
VHS - von Hoerner & Sulger GmbH
NCIS - The National Criminal Investigation Service
FHG-IAF - Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics
NFI - Netherlands Forensic Institute
SPA - Swedish Police Authority
FHG-IPMS - Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems
MASA - MaSa Tech, s.r.o.
SFSB - State Forensic Science Bureau
ENEA - Italian National Agency for New Technologies,Energy and Sustainable Economic Development
RaCIS - Carabinieri Scientific Investigation Group
KEMEA - The Center for Security Studies
HP - Hellenic Police
FHG-ICT - Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology
WAT - Wojskowa Akademia Techniczna
UniBg - The University of Bergamo
UAH-IUICP - University Institute of Research in Police Sciences - University of Alcalá
CREO - Consorzio C.R.E.O. Centro Ricerche Elettro Ottiche
PART - PARTICLE Summary Lda.
VTT - Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd
FFI - Norwegian Defence Research Establishment
DIN - German Institute for Standardization
PJ - Ministry of Justice- Portuguese Judicial Police
VHS - von Hoerner & Sulger GmbH
NCIS - The National Criminal Investigation Service
FHG-IAF - Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics
NFI - Netherlands Forensic Institute
SPA - Swedish Police Authority
FHG-IPMS - Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems
MASA - MaSa Tech, s.r.o.
SFSB - State Forensic Science Bureau