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Forensic Technologies And Services

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.

Table of Contents

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

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

II. A US MARKET REPORT

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW

  • A Primer
  • Rise in Crime Boosts the "Need" Factor
    • Table 1: US Crime Statistics (2010 & 2011): Breakdown of Number of Crimes Committed by Type (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 2: US Crime Statistics (2011): Breakdown of Number of Crimes Committed in Select States
  • DNA Analysis: The Ultimate Weapon in the Battle Against Crime
    • 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)
  • 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
  • Widespread Criticism Sweeps The Practice of Forensic Science
  • Insufficient Funding Hampers Operations of Crime Labs

2. TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW

  • 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

3. PRODUCT INTRODUCTION/INNOVATIONS

  • 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
  • Applied DNA Sciences Unveils digitalDNA Security Tool
  • BlackBag Technologies Launches BlackLight™ 2012 R1 Forensics Analysis Tool
  • BlackBag Technologies Launches MacQuisition 2012.R1 Forensic Imaging Solution
  • Sorenson Forensics Launches DNA Test for Law Enforcement
  • First Advantage Litigation Consulting to Unveil Discovery Explorer Solution
  • Warnex Introduces PRO-DNA® Lead DNA Testing Service
  • AccessData Group Unveils Mobile Forensics Software Solution
  • BlackBag Technologies Unveils BlackLight™ 2011 R4 Forensics Analysis Tool
  • BlackBag Technologies Introduces BlackLight 2011 Release 2 Forensics Analysis Tool
  • Pyramidal Technologies Makes Available its ALIAS 3D Imaging System in Mexico
  • Applied Biosystems AmpF?STR® MiniFiler™ PCR Amplification Kit Receives Approval from National DNA Index System
  • BlackBag Technologies Introduces Mobilyze
  • K&F Consulting Introduces Case Management System
  • Paraben Introduces Device Seizure v3.5
  • MacForensicsLab Launches MacForensicsLab 3.0
  • Criterion HPS Unveils Forensic Solutions Suite
  • Tableau Introduces Tableau IMager v1.0

4. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY

  • 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
  • RCMP Plans to Close Three Forensic Labs
  • 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
  • Rimkus Consulting Group to Expand Presence in Central US
  • Donan Engineering Opens Offices in Tulsa and Oklahoma City
  • Rimkus Consulting Group to Set Up Offices in Alabama
  • Donan Engineering to Establish Office in North Dakota
  • Meaden & Moore Establishes Office in Boston
  • Donan Engineering to Penetrate into Nebraska
  • 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
  • RTI Plans to Establish New Forensic Lab
  • Clifton Gunderson Snaps Up Durkin Forensic
  • Donan Engineering to Inaugurate Office in Mississippi
  • Gamma-Dynacare Medical Laboratories Acquires Warnex Medical Laboratories Division
  • Direct Insite and Enterprise Risk Management Enter into Strategic Partnership Agreement
  • Illumina and UNTHSC Enter into Collaborative Research Agreement
  • Advanced Discovery and CP Document Technologies Sign Merger Deal
  • StoneTurn Establishes New Office in Washington
  • Monroe County Establishes New Crime Lab
  • Ringold Enters into Joint Venture with Cendrowski Corporate Advisors
  • IntegenX Enters into Partnership with KFS
  • Rimkus Consulting Group Establishes Columbus Office
  • D4 Enters into Strategic Partnership with Digital Strata
  • Rimage and Digital Intelligence Enter into Partnership
  • i-fact@nalysis Commences Seattle Office
  • Forensic Pursuit Expands to East Coast
  • Rimkus Consulting Group Establishes Digital Forensics Division
  • Safran Takes Over L-1 Identity Solutions
  • System Planning Inks Agreement with Talon Companies
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Takes Over Finnzymes
  • SolutionPoint International Acquires Bode Technology Group
  • Navigant Consulting Takes Over Daylight Forensic & Advisory
  • Avalon Documents Services Enters into Partnership with DIGITS
  • The National Forensic Science Technology Center Establishes Forensic Innovation Center
  • OmniWatch Enters into Partnership with The Digital Forensic Group
  • Applied DNA Sciences Inks Contract with Safe Solution

5. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS

  • 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)
  • Global Digital Forensics, Inc. (USA)
  • Horiba, Ltd. (Japan)
  • MorphoTrust USA, Inc. (USA)
  • Neogen Corporation (USA)
  • Orchid Cellmark, Inc. (USA)
  • Pyramidal Technologies Ltd. (Barbados)
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. (USA)
  • Tri-Tech Forensics, Inc. (USA)

6. MARKET PERSPECTIVE

    • 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)
    • 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)
    • 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)

III. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

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