This is an extensive look at the use of 3D laser scanning in some very high profile criminal investigations. It certainly seems that the use of the technology is becoming a requirement of most major investigations.
FARO gets the press on this one, but it is what law enforcement is doing with the technology that is impressive. It would certainly seem that this kind of documentation of crime scenes should certainly lead to more informed decision making. Forensics has to be an expanding market for 3D experts.