GEORGETOWN COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – State of the art forensics technology is being used in crime classes right here in the Lowcountry.
Students at Horry-Georgetown Technical College use fingerprint scanning lasers, cameras that spot body fluid evidence, and 3D imaging tools to help solve cases.
Some of it was shipped in from other countries.
One professor says agencies like the State Law Enforcement Division may not even have these tools. But through the college’s program, can test out the equipment.
“A lot of the equipment that we have purchased through these different vendors give the departments an opportunity to try out these different pieces of equipment to see if they actually want to purchase it,” said Jeffrey Scott, professor and assistant chair of HGTC’s Criminal Justice Dept.
Professor Jeffrey Scott says these advanced tools give his students a leg up and provide a better understanding of the field.