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Global Forensic Technologies And Services Industry

Global Forensic Technologies And Services Industry

This report analyzes the US market for Forensic Technologies and Services in US$ Million by the following Product Segments: Forensic Databases, Forensic Consulting and Computer Forensics, Biometrics/Fingerprinting, DNA Testing, and Others.

Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for this market.

The report profiles 129 companies including many key and niche players such as ACR Data Recovery, Inc., Agilent Technologies., BAE Systems Plc, Capsicum Group, LLC, Computer Forensics, Inc., Creative Forensic Services, Cyber Agents, Inc., Forensics Consulting Solutions LLC, Global Digital Forensics, Inc., Horiba, Ltd., MorphoTrust USA, Inc., Neogen Corporation, Orchid Cellmark, Inc., Pyramidal Technologies Ltd., Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., and Tri-Tech Forensics, Inc.

Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs.
I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3


II. A US MARKET REPORT

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1
A Primer II-1
Rise in Crime Boosts the “Need” Factor II-1
Table 1: US Crime Statistics (2010 & 2011): Breakdown of
Number of Crimes Committed by Type (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-2
Table 2: US Crime Statistics (2011): Breakdown of Number of
Crimes Committed in Select States II-3
DNA Analysis: The Ultimate Weapon in the Battle Against Crime II-3
Table 3: Market for DNA Probes-based Diagnostics in the
United States (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of Revenues
by Application Area (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-4
Government Intervention to Help Perk-Up Demand II-4
Expanding Criminal DNA Database Extends a Fillip to DNA Analysis II-4
DNA Analysis Aids in Post-Conviction Testing II-4
Privacy Issues Plague DNA Forensics II-5
Rising DNA Sample Analysis Backlogs Saddle Crime Labs II-5
Federal Funds to Ease the Backlog Burden II-5
Testing Quality in Laboratories Raises Eyebrows II-6
Rise in Gun Violence Raises the Demand for Forensic Ballistics II-6
Rise in Cyber Crimes Brings to Fore the Emergence of Computer
Forensics II-6
Digital Forensics Continue to Gain Acceptance in the
Corporate Sector II-7
Challenges Continue to Bedevil Digital Forensics II-7
Mobile Forensics Garners Momentum II-8
Law Enforcement Slow in Adoption of Mobile Forensics II-9
Cloud Forensics Grow in Popularity II-9
Forensics as a Service (FaaS) to Witness Robust Growth II-10
Rise in Terrorist Bombings Sharpens the Business Case for
Explosives Forensics... II-10
All Eyes On Forensic Consulting Services II-10
Recession Provides a Thumbs-Up for Forensic Accounting Services II-11
Demand Swells for Miniaturized, Hand-Held Forensics Devices II-11
Miniaturization of DNA based Diagnostics: Still An Uphill Task II-12
Innovations in Forensic Technologies: Key to Growth II-12
Targeted Collection - The Next Generation Forensic Tool II-13
Image Enhancement Technology: A Shot in the Arm for Criminal
Investigation II-13
Fingerprint Detection on Metals Now a Possibility II-13
Universities Emerge As Forensic R&D Hubs II-14
Structure of Forensic Labs in the United States II-14
Operational Structure II-14
Spotlight on Accreditation II-15
Challenges Confronted by Forensic Labs II-15
Widespread Criticism Sweeps The Practice of Forensic Science II-15
Insufficient Funding Hampers Operations of Crime Labs II-15

2. TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW II-17
Forensic Science: A Primer II-17
History II-18
Role of Automated ID Systems II-18
Types of Forensic Analysis II-18
Firearms and Weapon Marks Identification II-18
Toolmark Analysis II-19
Latent Print Analysis II-19
Questioned Document Examination (QDE) II-19
Chemical Analysis/Toxicology II-20
Trace Evidence Analysis II-20
Explosive Analysis II-20
Overview of Forensic Technologies & Services II-20
Computer Forensics II-20
Hardware Imaging Tool II-21
Authentication Software Tool II-21
Decryption Tool II-21
Disk Data Editing and Searching Tool II-21
Daily Audit Log File Tool II-22
Other Tools II-22
Process of Computer Forensics II-22
History II-22
Forensic Data Abstractions II-22
Challenges Faced by Forensic Investigators II-23
Acquisition of Evidentiary Data II-23
‘Cracking' the Password II-23
Processing of Forensic Evidence II-23
Forensic Databases II-23
Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) II-24
The NSA Call Database II-24
TALON II-25
Guardian Database II-25
Fusion Center II-25
Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System IAFIS II-25
Biometrics/Fingerprinting II-26
Fingerprinting: The Most Widely Used Biometrics Technology II-26
Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems (AFIS) II-26
How It Works? II-27
Fingerprint Imaging Technology II-27
Optical Technology II-27
Capacitive Technology II-27
Form Factor II-27
Forensic DNA Testing & Analysis II-27
DNA Profiling: A Key Forensic Tool II-28
Identity/Forensics II-28
Popular DNA Analysis Techniques: A Review II-28
Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) II-29
Miniaturization Creates a Revolution in DNA Analysis II-29
Gene Chip Technology II-29
DNA Chips II-30
Chromosome Painting Probes II-30
Other Technologies/Products II-30
Forensic Biology and Serology II-30
Forensic Analytical Instruments II-31
Immunoassays Tests II-31

3. PRODUCT INTRODUCTION/INNOVATIONS II-32
Life Technologies Introduces GlobalFiler™ and GlobalFiler™
Express DNA Kits II-32
Sorenson Forensics Introduces LEAD Database II-32
BlackBag Technologies Launches iPad, Mac OS X, and iPhone
Forensics Tool II-33
BlackBag Technologies Launches BlackLight™ 2012 R2 Forensics
Software II-33
Rimkus Launches Electronic Document Processing and Social
Media Discovery Services II-34
Applied DNA Sciences Unveils digitalDNA Security Tool II-34
BlackBag Technologies Launches BlackLight™ 2012 R1 Forensics
Analysis Tool II-35
BlackBag Technologies Launches MacQuisition 2012.R1 Forensic
Imaging Solution II-36
Sorenson Forensics Launches DNA Test for Law Enforcement II-36
First Advantage Litigation Consulting to Unveil Discovery
Explorer Solution II-36
Warnex Introduces PRO-DNA® Lead DNA Testing Service II-37
AccessData Group Unveils Mobile Forensics Software Solution II-38
BlackBag Technologies Unveils BlackLight™ 2011 R4 Forensics
Analysis Tool II-38
BlackBag Technologies Introduces BlackLight 2011 Release 2
Forensics Analysis Tool II-39
Pyramidal Technologies Makes Available its ALIAS 3D Imaging
System in Mexico II-39
Applied Biosystems AmpFlSTR® MiniFiler™ PCR Amplification Kit
Receives Approval from National DNA Index System II-39
BlackBag Technologies Introduces Mobilyze II-40
K&F Consulting Introduces Case Management System II-40
Paraben Introduces Device Seizure v3.5 II-41
MacForensicsLab Launches MacForensicsLab 3.0 II-41
Criterion HPS Unveils Forensic Solutions Suite II-41
Tableau Introduces Tableau IMager v1.0 II-42

4. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-43
TELUS Security Solutions Takes Over Digital WYZDOM Forensics
and Digital WYZDOM II-43
Rimkus Consulting Group Establishes Office in Utah II-43
eDirect Impact Merges with Elijah II-43
Agilent Technologies Enters into Collaboration with Florida
International University II-44
RCMP Plans to Close Three Forensic Labs II-44
IVG Group Inks Agreement with ChemImage II-44
Catalyst Repository Systems Enters into Partnership with AOS
Legal Technologies II-45
Fuoco Group Merges with AIB Forensics II-45
Stout Risius Ross Merges with HFBE II-45
American International Biotechnology and Fairfax Identity
Laboratories Acquire Mitotyping Technologies II-46
Document Technologies Acquires Data Forté II-46
Bode Technology Group Takes Over Chromosomal Laboratories II-47
Ricoh Americas Takes Over HSSK Forensics II-47
Rimkus Consulting Group to Expand Presence in Central US II-47
Donan Engineering Opens Offices in Tulsa and Oklahoma City II-47
Rimkus Consulting Group to Set Up Offices in Alabama II-48
Donan Engineering to Establish Office in North Dakota II-48
Meaden & Moore Establishes Office in Boston II-48
Donan Engineering to Penetrate into Nebraska II-49
Orange Legal Technologies Enter into Agreement with Barringer
Document Services II-49
PA Consulting Takes Over 7Safe II-49
StoneTurn and BlackStone Discovery Enter into Strategic Alliance II-49
Construction Control Acquires Kleinfeldt Consultants II-49
Strategic Valuation Group Merges with HBK Valuation Group II-50
Applied DNA Sciences Inks MoU with The Small Scale Systems
Integration and Packaging Center II-50
Forensics Consulting Solutions and Quick & Confidential Enter
into Strategic Partnership II-50
Privacy-Assured Selects FDR as Authorized Reseller II-51
FDR Forensic Data Recovery Collaborates with FireEye II-51
DFLabs Selects FDR as Authorized Reseller II-51
BlackBag Technologies Selects FDR as Authorized Reseller II-51
RTI Plans to Establish New Forensic Lab II-52
Clifton Gunderson Snaps Up Durkin Forensic II-52
Donan Engineering to Inaugurate Office in Mississippi II-52
Gamma-Dynacare Medical Laboratories Acquires Warnex Medical
Laboratories Division II-53
Direct Insite and Enterprise Risk Management Enter into
Strategic Partnership Agreement II-53
Illumina and UNTHSC Enter into Collaborative Research Agreement II-53
Advanced Discovery and CP Document Technologies Sign Merger Deal II-54
StoneTurn Establishes New Office in Washington II-54
Monroe County Establishes New Crime Lab II-54
Ringold Enters into Joint Venture with Cendrowski Corporate
Advisors II-54
IntegenX Enters into Partnership with KFS II-55
Rimkus Consulting Group Establishes Columbus Office II-55
D4 Enters into Strategic Partnership with Digital Strata II-55
Rimage and Digital Intelligence Enter into Partnership II-56
i-fact@nalysis Commences Seattle Office II-56
Forensic Pursuit Expands to East Coast II-56
Rimkus Consulting Group Establishes Digital Forensics Division II-57
Safran Takes Over L-1 Identity Solutions II-57
System Planning Inks Agreement with Talon Companies II-57
Thermo Fisher Scientific Takes Over Finnzymes II-57
SolutionPoint International Acquires Bode Technology Group II-58
Navigant Consulting Takes Over Daylight Forensic & Advisory II-58
Avalon Documents Services Enters into Partnership with DIGITS II-59
The National Forensic Science Technology Center Establishes
Forensic Innovation Center II-59
OmniWatch Enters into Partnership with The Digital Forensic Group II-60
Applied DNA Sciences Inks Contract with Safe Solution II-60

5. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS II-61
ACR Data Recovery, Inc. (USA) II-61
Agilent Technologies (USA) II-61
BAE Systems Plc (United Kingdom) II-61
Capsicum Group, LLC (USA) II-62
Computer Forensics, Inc. (Canada) II-62
Creative Forensic Services (USA) II-62
Cyber Agents, Inc. (USA) II-62
Forensics Consulting Solutions, LLC (USA) II-63
Global Digital Forensics, Inc. (USA) II-63
Horiba, Ltd. (Japan) II-63
MorphoTrust USA, Inc. (USA) II-64
Neogen Corporation (USA) II-64
Orchid Cellmark, Inc. (USA) II-65
Pyramidal Technologies Ltd. (Barbados) II-65
Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. (USA) II-65
Tri-Tech Forensics, Inc. (USA) II-66

6. MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-67
Table 4: 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 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-67

Table 5: US Historic Review of 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 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-68

Table 6: 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
for Years 2005, 2013 and 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-69


III. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 129 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 132)

The United States (102)
Canada (9)
Japan (2)
Europe (11)
- The United Kingdom (10)
- Rest of Europe (1)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (7)
Latin America (1)
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