Forensic Technologies and Services: Market Research Report

Date: January 1, 2015
Pages: 214
US$ 4,950.00
Publisher: Global Industry Analysts, Inc
Report type: Strategic Report
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Forensic Technologies and Services: Market Research Report
This report analyzes the US market for Forensic Technologies and Services in US$ Million by the following Segments: Forensic Databases, Forensic Consulting and Computer Forensics, Biometrics/Fingerprinting, DNA Testing, and Others. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for this market. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 137 companies including many key and niche players such as -
  • ACR Data Recovery, Inc.
  • Agilent Technologies
  • BAE Systems Plc
  • Capsicum Group, LLC
  • Computer Forensics, Inc.

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics
Product Definitions and Scope of Study



A Primer
Rise in Crime Boosts the “Need” Factor

Table 1. US Crime Statistics (2010 - 2013): Breakdown of Number of Crimes Committed by Type (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 2. US Crime Statistics (2013): Breakdown of Number of Crimes Committed in Select States

DNA Analysis: The Ultimate Weapon in the Battle against Crime
Government Intervention to Help Perk-Up Demand
Expanding Criminal DNA Database Extends a Fillip to DNA Analysis
DNA Analysis Aids in Post-Conviction Testing
Privacy Issues Plague DNA Forensics
Rising DNA Sample Analysis Backlogs Saddle Crime Labs
Federal Funds to Ease the Backlog Burden
Testing Quality in Laboratories Raises Eyebrows
Rise in Gun Violence Raises the Demand for Forensic Ballistics
Rise in Cyber Crimes Brings to Fore the Emergence of Computer Forensics
Digital Forensics Continue to Gain Acceptance in the Corporate Sector
Challenges Continue to Bedevil Digital Forensics
Mobile Forensics Garners Momentum
Law Enforcement Slow in Adoption of Mobile Forensics
Cloud Forensics Grow in Popularity
Forensics as a Service (FaaS) to Witness Robust Growth
Rise in Terrorist Bombings Sharpens the Business Case for Explosives Forensics. . .
All Eyes on Forensic Consulting Services
Recession Provides a Thumbs-Up for Forensic Accounting Services
Demand Swells for Miniaturized, Hand-Held Forensics Devices
Miniaturization of DNA based Diagnostics: Still an Uphill Task
Innovations in Forensic Technologies: Key to Growth
Targeted Collection - The Next Generation Forensic Tool
Image Enhancement Technology: A Shot in the Arm for Criminal Investigation
Fingerprint Detection on Metals Now a Possibility
Universities Emerge As Forensic R&D Hubs
Structure of Forensic Labs in the United States
Operational Structure
Spotlight on Accreditation
Challenges Confronted by Forensic Labs
Practice of Forensic Science Attracts Widespread Criticism
Insufficient Funding Hampers Operations of Crime Labs
A Review of Select Technologies Applied in Forensic Investigation
High-Speed Cameras for Ballistics Photography
Panoramic 3D Cameras
Alternative Light Photography
Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS)
Video Spectral Comparator


DNA Sequencer
Forensic Carbon-14 Dating
XFT Device - Digital Surveillance for Xbox
Link Analysis Software for Forensic Accountants
Magnetic Fingerprinting & Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AIFS)
Notable Recent R&D Initiatives
Human Microbiome
Innovative Spectroscopy Technique Promises Effective Cloth Fiber Identification
Use of Raman Spectroscopy for Effective Evidence Processing
Nanoparticles: Treasure Trove of Forensic Information
New Technique for Human Hair Identification Promises Faster Processing
Sequence Specific Label Free Cost Effective DNA Sensors Promise to Lower Costs of DNA Analysis
Innovative New Device Drastically Speeds Up Human DNA Extraction
Fluorescent Fingerprint Tag to Enhance Latent Print Collection & Identification


Forensic Science: A Primer
Role of Automated ID Systems
Types of Forensic Analysis
Firearms and Weapon Marks Identification
Toolmark Analysis
Latent Print Analysis
Questioned Document Examination (QDE)
Chemical Analysis/Toxicology
Trace Evidence Analysis
Explosive Analysis
Overview of Forensic Technologies & Services
Computer Forensics
Hardware Imaging Tool
Authentication Software Tool
Decryption Tool
Disk Data Editing and Searching Tool
Daily Audit Log File Tool
Other Tools
Process of Computer Forensics
Forensic Data Abstractions
Challenges Faced by Forensic Investigators
Acquisition of Evidentiary Data
‘Cracking’ the Password
Processing of Forensic Evidence
Forensic Databases
Combined DNA Index System (CODIS)
The NSA Call Database


Guardian Database
Fusion Center
Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System IAFIS
Fingerprinting: The Most Widely Used Biometrics Technology
Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems (AFIS)
How It Works?
Fingerprint Imaging Technology
Optical Technology
Capacitive Technology
Form Factor
Forensic DNA Testing & Analysis
DNA Profiling: A Key Forensic Tool
Popular DNA Analysis Techniques: A Review
Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Miniaturization Creates a Revolution in DNA Analysis
Gene Chip Technology
DNA Chips
Chromosome Painting Probes
Other Technologies/Products
Forensic Biology and Serology
Forensic Analytical Instruments
Immunoassays Tests


Foster + Freeman Introduces Innovative IR Powder for Fingerprint Detection
DNA Technologies and Gemprint Corp Introduce Forensic Mine – Source Veritas
Life Technologies Introduces GlobalFiler and GlobalFiler Express DNA Kits
Sorenson Forensics Introduces LEAD Database
BlackBag Technologies Launches iPad, Mac OS X, and iPhone Forensics Tool
BlackBag Technologies Launches BlackLight 2012 R2 Forensics Software
Rimkus Launches Electronic Document Processing and Social Media Discovery Services
BlackBag Technologies Launches BlackLight 2012 R1 Forensics Analysis Tool
BlackBag Technologies Launches MacQuisition 2012. R1 Forensic Imaging Solution


Ultra Electronics Agrees to Acquire Forensic Technology
FireEye Set to Acquire nPulse Technologies
FARO Technologies Concludes The CAD Zone Acquisition
Forensic Technology Secures US Government Contract for NIBIN Program
Life Technologies Opens First of its Kind Forensic Lab Private Sector
TELUS Security Solutions Takes Over Digital WYZDOM Forensics and Digital WYZDOM
Rimkus Consulting Group Establishes Office in Utah
eDirect Impact Merges with Elijah
Agilent Technologies Enters into Collaboration with Florida International University
IVG Group Inks Agreement with ChemImage
Catalyst Repository Systems Enters into Partnership with AOS Legal Technologies
Fuoco Group Merges with AIB Forensics
Stout Risius Ross Merges with HFBE
American International Biotechnology and Fairfax Identity Laboratories Acquire Mitotyping Technologies
Document Technologies Acquires Data Forté
Bode Technology Group Takes Over Chromosomal Laboratories
Ricoh Americas Takes Over HSSK Forensics
Donan Engineering Opens Offices in Tulsa and Oklahoma City
Orange Legal Technologies Enter into Agreement with Barringer Document Services
PA Consulting Takes Over 7Safe
StoneTurn and BlackStone Discovery Enter into Strategic Alliance
Construction Control Acquires Kleinfeldt Consultants
Strategic Valuation Group Merges with HBK Valuation Group
Applied DNA Sciences Inks MoU with The Small Scale Systems Integration and Packaging Center
Forensics Consulting Solutions and Quick & Confidential Enter into Strategic Partnership
Privacy-Assured Selects FDR as Authorized Reseller
FDR Forensic Data Recovery Collaborates with FireEye
DFLabs Selects FDR as Authorized Reseller
BlackBag Technologies Selects FDR as Authorized Reseller


ACR Data Recovery, Inc. (USA)
Agilent Technologies (USA)
BAE Systems Plc (United Kingdom)
Capsicum Group, LLC (USA)
Computer Forensics, Inc. (Canada)
Creative Forensic Services (USA)
Cyber Agents, Inc. (USA)
Forensics Consulting Solutions, LLC (USA)
Forensic Pathways Ltd. (UK)
Foster + Freeman Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Global Digital Forensics, Inc. (USA)
Horiba, Ltd. (Japan)
Leica Geosystems AG (Switzerland)
MorphoTrust USA, Inc. (USA)
Neogen Corporation (USA)
Orchid Cellmark, Inc. (USA)
Pyramidal Technologies Ltd. (Barbados)
SBC Co. , Ltd. (Russia)
ScannBI Technology Europe GmbH (Germany)
Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. (USA)
Tri-Tech Forensics, Inc. (USA)


Table 3. US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Forensic Technologies & Services by Segment - Forensic Databases, Forensic Consulting and Computer Forensics, Biometrics/ Fingerprinting, DNA Testing and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 4. US Historic Review for Forensic Technologies & Services by Segment - Forensic Databases, Forensic Consulting and Computer Forensics, Biometrics/ Fingerprinting, DNA Testing and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 5. US 15-Year Perspective for Forensic Technologies & Services by Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Revenue for Forensic Databases, Forensic Consulting and Computer Forensics, Biometrics/Fingerprinting, DNA Testing and Others Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)


Total Companies Profiled: 137 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries -146)
The United States (104)
Canada (12)
Japan (2)
Europe (18)
  Germany (1)
  The United Kingdom (15)
  Rest of Europe (2)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (9)
Latin America (1)
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