World Forensic Technologies and Services Industry

World Forensic Technologies and Services Industry

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 I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3


A Primer II-1
Rise in Crime Boosts the “Need” Factor II-1
Table 1: US Crime Statistics (2010 - 2013): Breakdown of
Number of Crimes Committed by Type (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-2

Table 2: US Crime Statistics (2013): Breakdown of Number of
Crimes Committed in Select States II-3
DNA Analysis: The Ultimate Weapon in the Battle against Crime II-3
Government Intervention to Help Perk-Up Demand II-3
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-4
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-5
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-7
Law Enforcement Slow in Adoption of Mobile Forensics II-8
Cloud Forensics Grow in Popularity II-8
Forensics as a Service (FaaS) to Witness Robust Growth II-9
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-10
Demand Swells for Miniaturized, Hand-Held Forensics Devices II-11
Miniaturization of DNA based Diagnostics: Still an Uphill Task II-11
Innovations in Forensic Technologies: Key to Growth II-11
Targeted Collection - The Next Generation Forensic Tool II-12
Image Enhancement Technology: A Shot in the Arm for Criminal
Investigation II-12
Fingerprint Detection on Metals Now a Possibility II-13
Universities Emerge As Forensic R&D Hubs II-13
Structure of Forensic Labs in the United States II-13
Operational Structure II-14
Spotlight on Accreditation II-14
Challenges Confronted by Forensic Labs II-14
Practice of Forensic Science Attracts Widespread Criticism II-14
Insufficient Funding Hampers Operations of Crime Labs II-15
A Review of Select Technologies Applied in Forensic Investigation II-15
High-Speed Cameras for Ballistics Photography II-15
Panoramic 3D Cameras II-16
Alternative Light Photography II-16
Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry
Video Spectral Comparator II-16
3D Forensic Facial Reconstruction II-16
DNA Sequencer II-17
Forensic Carbon-14 Dating II-17
XFT Device - Digital Surveillance for Xbox II-17
Link Analysis Software for Forensic Accountants II-17
Magnetic Fingerprinting & Automated Fingerprint
Identification System (AIFS) II-17
Notable Recent R&D Initiatives II-18
Human Microbiome II-18
Innovative Spectroscopy Technique Promises Effective Cloth
Fiber Identification II-18
Use of Raman Spectroscopy for Effective Evidence Processing II-19
Nanoparticles: Treasure Trove of Forensic Information II-19
New Technique for Human Hair Identification Promises Faster
Processing II-20
Sequence Specific Label Free Cost Effective DNA Sensors
Promise to Lower Costs of DNA Analysis II-20
Innovative New Device Drastically Speeds Up Human DNA Extraction II-21
Fluorescent Fingerprint Tag to Enhance Latent Print
Collection & Identification II-21

Forensic Science: A Primer II-23
History II-24
Role of Automated ID Systems II-24
Types of Forensic Analysis II-24
Firearms and Weapon Marks Identification II-24
Toolmark Analysis II-25
Latent Print Analysis II-25
Questioned Document Examination (QDE) II-25
Chemical Analysis/Toxicology II-25
Trace Evidence Analysis II-26
Explosive Analysis II-26
Overview of Forensic Technologies & Services II-26
Computer Forensics II-26
Hardware Imaging Tool II-27
Authentication Software Tool II-27
Decryption Tool II-27
Disk Data Editing and Searching Tool II-27
Daily Audit Log File Tool II-28
Other Tools II-28
Process of Computer Forensics II-28
History II-28
Forensic Data Abstractions II-28
Challenges Faced by Forensic Investigators II-29
Acquisition of Evidentiary Data II-29
‘Cracking' the Password II-29
Processing of Forensic Evidence II-29
Forensic Databases II-29
Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) II-30
The NSA Call Database II-30
Guardian Database II-31
Fusion Center II-31
Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System IAFIS II-31
Biometrics/Fingerprinting II-32
Fingerprinting: The Most Widely Used Biometrics Technology II-32
Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems (AFIS) II-32
How It Works? II-33
Fingerprint Imaging Technology II-33
Optical Technology II-33
Capacitive Technology II-33
Form Factor II-33
Forensic DNA Testing & Analysis II-33
DNA Profiling: A Key Forensic Tool II-34
Identity/Forensics II-34
Popular DNA Analysis Techniques: A Review II-34
Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) II-35
Miniaturization Creates a Revolution in DNA Analysis II-35
Gene Chip Technology II-36
DNA Chips II-36
Chromosome Painting Probes II-36
Other Technologies/Products II-36
Forensic Biology and Serology II-36
Forensic Analytical Instruments II-37
Immunoassays Tests II-37

Foster + Freeman Introduces Innovative IR Powder for
Fingerprint Detection II-38
DNA Technologies and Gemprint® Corp Introduce Forensic Mine -
Source Veritas® II-38
Life Technologies Introduces GlobalFiler™ and GlobalFiler™
Express DNA Kits II-38
Sorenson Forensics Introduces LEAD Database II-38
BlackBag Technologies Launches iPad, Mac OS X, and iPhone
Forensics Tool II-38
BlackBag Technologies Launches BlackLight™ 2012 R2 Forensics
Software II-38
Rimkus Launches Electronic Document Processing and Social
Media Discovery Services II-39
BlackBag Technologies Launches BlackLight™ 2012 R1 Forensics
Analysis Tool II-39
BlackBag Technologies Launches MacQuisition 2012.R1 Forensic
Imaging Solution II-39

Ultra Electronics Agrees to Acquire Forensic Technology II-40
FireEye Set to Acquire nPulse Technologies II-40
FARO Technologies Concludes The CAD Zone Acquisition II-40
Forensic Technology Secures US Government Contract for NIBIN
Program II-40
Life Technologies Opens First of its Kind Forensic Lab Private
Sector II-40
TELUS Security Solutions Takes Over Digital WYZDOM Forensics
and Digital WYZDOM II-40
Rimkus Consulting Group Establishes Office in Utah II-40
eDirect Impact Merges with Elijah II-41
Agilent Technologies Enters into Collaboration with Florida
International University II-41
IVG Group Inks Agreement with ChemImage II-41
Catalyst Repository Systems Enters into Partnership with AOS
Legal Technologies II-41
Fuoco Group Merges with AIB Forensics II-41
Stout Risius Ross Merges with HFBE II-41
American International Biotechnology and Fairfax Identity
Laboratories Acquire Mitotyping Technologies II-41
Document Technologies Acquires Data Forté II-42
Bode Technology Group Takes Over Chromosomal Laboratories II-42
Ricoh Americas Takes Over HSSK Forensics II-42
Donan Engineering Opens Offices in Tulsa and Oklahoma City II-42
Orange Legal Technologies Enter into Agreement with Barringer
Document Services II-42
PA Consulting Takes Over 7Safe II-42
StoneTurn and BlackStone Discovery Enter into Strategic Alliance II-43
Construction Control Acquires Kleinfeldt Consultants II-43
Strategic Valuation Group Merges with HBK Valuation Group II-43
Applied DNA Sciences Inks MoU with The Small Scale Systems
Integration and Packaging Center II-43
Forensics Consulting Solutions and Quick & Confidential Enter
into Strategic Partnership II-43
Privacy-Assured Selects FDR as Authorized Reseller II-43
FDR Forensic Data Recovery Collaborates with FireEye II-43
DFLabs Selects FDR as Authorized Reseller II-44
BlackBag Technologies Selects FDR as Authorized Reseller II-44

ACR Data Recovery, Inc. (USA) II-45
Agilent Technologies (USA) II-45
BAE Systems Plc (United Kingdom) II-45
Capsicum Group, LLC (USA) II-46
Computer Forensics, Inc. (Canada) II-46
Creative Forensic Services (USA) II-46
Cyber Agents, Inc. (USA) II-46
Forensics Consulting Solutions, LLC (USA) II-47
Forensic Pathways Ltd. (UK) II-47
Foster + Freeman Ltd. (United Kingdom) II-47
Global Digital Forensics, Inc. (USA) II-48
Horiba, Ltd. (Japan) II-48
Leica Geosystems AG (Switzerland) II-49
MorphoTrust USA, Inc. (USA) II-49
Neogen Corporation (USA) II-49
Orchid Cellmark, Inc. (USA) II-50
Pyramidal Technologies Ltd. (Barbados) II-50
SBC Co., Ltd. (Russia) II-51
ScannBI Technology Europe GmbH (Germany) II-51
Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. (USA) II-51
Tri-Tech Forensics, Inc. (USA) II-52

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) II-53

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) II-54

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) II-55


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)