Forensic Technologies and Services: Market Research Report

Date: January 9, 2017
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 2016 through 2024. Also, a five-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 125 companies including many key and niche players such as -
  • Agilent Technologies
  • BAE Systems Plc
  • Capsicum Group, LLC
  • Cellmark Forensics
  • Computer Forensics, Inc.
  • Creative Forensic Services

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



A Primer
Ever Present Threat of Crime Boosts the “Need” Factor

Table 1. Average Crime Rates in the United States Per 100,000 People for the Years 2006, 2012 and 2017E (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 2. Top 10 U. S. States With the Highest Crime Rates (Crime Per 100,000 People) for the Year 2016 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 3. As The Most Heinous Crime in Civilized Societies, Murder Provides the Most Compelling Business Case for Forensic Technologies: Number of Murders in the U. S. in Select States for the Year 2016 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

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

Table 4. With Gun Violence Continuing to be the Bane of the American Gun Culture, Forensic Ballistics Flaunts Strong Potential for Growth and Development: Breakdown of Number of People Killed and Wounded in Mass Shootings in the U. S. by Month for the Years 2015, 2016 and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Rise in Cyber Crimes Brings to Fore the Emergence of Computer Forensics

Table 5. Massive Economic and Financial Losses Incurred Due to Cyber Crime Lays a Strong Foundation for Building Digital Forensic Capabilities: Global Cost of Cyber Crime (in US$ Billion) for the Years 2017 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Digital Forensics Continue to Gain Acceptance in the Corporate Sector

Table 6. Rising Number of New Malware Programs Drives Acceptance of Digital Forensics in the Corporate Sector: Global Number of New Malware Specimens (In Million) for the Years 2008, 2012, 2015 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Challenges Continue to Bedevil Digital Forensics
Smartphone Forensics Garners Momentum

Table 7. Robust Sales of Smartphones Aggravates the Increase in the Use of Smartphone as Vehicles to Orchestrate Crime, Spurring Opportunities for Smartphone Forensics: Global Shipments of Smartphones (In 000 Units) by Geographic Region for the Years 2017 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Law Enforcement Slow in Adoption of Mobile Forensics
Cloud Forensics Grow in Popularity
Forensics as a Service (FaaS) to Witness Robust Growth
Constant Threat of Terrorist Bombings Sharpens the Focus On Explosives Forensics.
All Eyes on Forensic Consulting Services
The Era of Slow Growth Invites Financial Fraud & Strengthens the Business Case for Forensic Accounting Services

Table 8. With the U. S Economy Stuck in a Low Growth Trap, Financial Crime Continues to Grow in Magnitude Fueling Opportunities for Forensic Accounting Services: Real GDP Growth Rates in the U. S in % for the Period 2015-2018P (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

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


NexGuard Launches Network ID Solution
BH Consulting Launches Cloud Forensics as a Service
Fujitsu Expands Global Managed Security Service
Fujitsu Develops High-Speed Forensic Technology


Illumina Inks Partnership Deal with Telegraph Hill
Consilio Acquires Proven Legal Technologies


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


Table 9. 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 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 10. 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 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 11. US 14-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 2011, 2017 and 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)


Total Companies Profiled: 125 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 127)
The United States (86)
Canada (10)
Japan (3)
Europe (19)
  France (1)
  The United Kingdom (15)
  Rest of Europe (3)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (8)
Latin America (1)
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