Since forensic archaeology became a recognized field in the mid-1990s, there have been considerable advances in the search for and recovery of buried or concealed human remains, weapons, drugs, money and other trace evidence. An increased appreciation of the role of archaeologists means that they are now regularly engaged in domestic forensic cases and the international arena in investigations of genocide, war crimes and human rights abuses. Regularly, these cases involve missing persons and in many countries throughout the world, there have been pledges made to locate deceased victims of crime to ensure that they receive the ‘basic dignity’ of a formal burial and to provide closure for victims’ families. However, recording techniques in forensic archaeological work and in crime scene investigation in general, essentially remain focused on documenting, sketching and photographing during both the search and recovery phases, particularly when investigating domestic crimes. These techniques can be time-consuming and laborious, particularly for large-scale complex crime scenes, and may not provide data outputs suitable for presentation in Court to non-experts. This is in spite of the fact that novel, digital non-invasive methods are available that have the potential to increase search efficiency and accuracy, permit access to difficult and/or dangerous environments, create a more accurate record of buried or concealed evidence and provide more effective means of presenting evidence in Court. These techniques also offer the potential to revisit historic crimes to re-evaluate and locate hidden evidence. Additionally, although there have been increased calls for Police, forensic experts, lawyers, commercial firms and academics to work together in order to develop new methods, there have also been few instances worldwide whereby practitioners have sought to develop and implement new or hybridized crime scene recording techniques to improve the quality and quantity that can be collected and presented.