Use of photogrammetry in criminology


  • Muhammed Emin Bıyık
  • Murat Yakar


Criminology, Photogrammetry, Crime Scene


Criminology is a scientific discipline which explains the commission of crime, studies criminal conduct and its origins, and deals with preventing and combating crime. It is widely considered as a field of observation that can play a vital role in promoting a more peaceful society. By identifying a sustainable strategy for a harmonious societal response to crime, criminology can serve as a catalyst for societal transformation. The primary objective of criminology is to guarantee that the evidence found at crime scenes is gathered and documented without incurring any damage or loss. In the traditional approach, police officers and forensic experts take various measurements and photographs of the crime scene. This method consumes a considerable amount of time to resolve the case, and the reconstruction of crime scene drawings is carried out manually. This approach presents various limitations, including time constraints, imprecision, and the restricted view of findings in just two dimensions (2D). However, these drawbacks can be addressed with the implementation of photogrammetry, a scientific method for observing and quantifying objects in 2D or 3D by analyzing photographic data with specific metrics for documentation and interpretation.