Computer-based animation is being increasingly employed in the field of forensic pathology. Animations of complex biological evidence are being used to instruct juries who have little training in biology or medicine. Animated computer models based upon crime scene data can also be used as a scientific tool to evaluate the likelihood of different crime scene events. In addition, animated biological models are being utilized as an instructional tool to convey changes in biological systems that may be difficult to view with the naked eye. The present paper is a review of animation technology in the fields of science education and forensic pathology, with emphasis on practical applications.
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