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Market Research Report - 134346

Forensic Technologies and Services

Published by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.
Published Content info 214 Pages
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Forensic Technologies and Services
Published: January 1, 2015 Content info: 214 Pages

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.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


  • Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations
  • Disclaimers
  • 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
  • 3D Forensic Facial Reconstruction
  • 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
  • History
  • 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
    • History
    • 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
    • TALON
    • Guardian Database
    • Fusion Center
    • Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System IAFIS
  • Biometrics/Fingerprinting
    • 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
    • Identity/Forensics
    • 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(r) Corp Introduce Forensic Mine - Source Veritas(r)
  • Life Technologies Introduces GlobalFiler(tm) and GlobalFiler(tm) Express DNA Kits
  • Sorenson Forensics Introduces LEAD Database
  • BlackBag Technologies Launches iPad, Mac OS X, and iPhone Forensics Tool
  • BlackBag Technologies Launches BlackLight(tm) 2012 R2 Forensics Software
  • Rimkus Launches Electronic Document Processing and Social Media Discovery Services
  • BlackBag Technologies Launches BlackLight(tm) 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 Forte
  • 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)
  • PAPILLON ZAO (Russia)
  • 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)


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