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Electronic presentation of evidence

Electronic presentation of evidence (EPE) transforms copious amounts of complex, detailed evidence into a clear and simple product.
The aims of any EPE are twofold;
  • Firstly, to embody all relevant evidence into a single, coherent product that makes maximum use of advanced software presentation tools.
  • Secondly, to allow a case to be presented quickly with immediate access to all relevant information, thereby saving court time and, ultimately to represent a saving to the public purse.
  • Electronic presentation of evidence enables Counsel to bring evidence to life.

Complex subjects in simple terms

Any case or issue follows a sequence of events. It is common, therefore, for part of any presentation to have a graphic timeline with markers to allow specific items to be viewed in detail. Cases with multiple protagonists often contain biographical summaries, usually linked to geospatial information such as home and friend's addresses, meeting places and movements.

Evidence to link individuals with locations, such as witness statements, CCTV, telephone cell site and network analysis, audio recordings, email and other types of correspondence, can all be linked into a single graphic format that provides access to the raw material at the click of a button.
Electronic presentation of evidence enables Counsel to bring evidence to life.
Map-based animations and three-dimensional modelling all assist in painting the clearest picture. In cases where there are large volumes of documentation, scanned copies can be cross-referenced electronically for rapid access; time savings in such cases are considerable. Any form of evidence, forensic or otherwise can be easily incorporated into an effective presentation. In essence, the possibilities are limited only by our imagination.

Across the forensics spectrum

As well as the more obvious subjects, (such as showing street plans, camera locations and scenes of crime models...) EPE lends itself well to many other forensic areas such as fibre distribution, blood spatter patterns, glass fragmentation, injury mapping and footwear analysis. The presentations are also invaluable in presenting the large volumes of evidence that are typically re-assessed during cold case reviews.

Designed to match the evidence and the audience

Our forensic team will work with you to decide how the various evidential elements should be compiled and presented. Many aspects of forensics can be incorporated into these presentations, constrained only by the value of presenting such evidence in a visual form. To achieve the best effect in court, we are able to provide appropriate high-quality distribution and display equipment to ensure that the presentation has the required impact. The typical configuration would be up to 15 screens distributed among the key participants. Technical staff are on standby to rectify any faults at short notice. We can also run the presentation in a variety of formats, providing a laptop and/or large screen for the jury to review the evidence during their deliberations. EPE has been used in many trials to describe complex scenarios and has proved highly effective in presenting cases in clear and understandable terms. It is widely accepted that EPE saves considerable time at court and generally represents a cost-saving to the criminal justice system.

All things forensic

Electronic presentation of evidence is one of several digital and document forensic disciplines, which in turn complement and integrate seamlessly with other LGC services. We offer the fullest range of high-quality forensic services, providing powerful assistance and expert evidence to support crime investigations, and civil or private disputes. Highly qualified experts are available to discuss your specific casework problems and advise potential, integrated solutions to provide the greatest certainty of a satisfactory outcome.