Forensic technologies are used for the identification, analysis and evaluation of physical evidence gathered from the crime scene. The collected and analyzed forensic evidence is in turn used in criminal law to prove the guilt or innocence of the defendant. It is oft-quoted in crime/law enforcement fields that, “a zero crime rate is a hypothetical situation”. Consequently the forensic technologies/services witness a near-perennial demand (although the growth rate may vary depending on all other variables/factors).
The United Nations (UN), European Union (EU) and Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), U.S., have collectively classified physical crime into: Drug offences (includes the illegal possession, cultivation, production, supplying, transportation, importing, exporting and financing of drug operations); Homicide (includes intentional killing of a person/s, including murder, manslaughter, euthanasia and infanticide); Violent crime (physical assault, robbery (stealing by force or threat of force) and sexual offences (including rape and sexual assault)); Property crime (includes domestic burglary and theft of a motor vehicle).
Although, end-to-end analysis of a physical crime case requires a combination of forensic technologies/services, a particular type of physical crime identified can be forensically analyzed by using one major forensic technology/service. For example, Chemicals (drugs/explosives/toxicology) can be analyzed by
chromatography/spectrometry/spectrophotometry/emission spectroscopy. DNA Profiles can be forensically analyzed by restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) method, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method, short tandem repeat (STR), mtDNA Profiling and DNA Chip technology.
The forensic technologies market can thus be segmented into types of forensic technologies/services delivered namely, DNA profiling, biometrics/fingerprints analysis, chemical (drugs/explosives/toxicology) analysis and firearms identification and analysis.
Currently, in terms of geography, developed regions such as North America and Europe have a higher market share; but going forward till 2019, Asia-Pacific and RoW regions are expected to gain about 60% market share. Many of the forensic technologies/services such as DNA profiling, biometrics/fingerprints and firearms identification are standardized and automated in North America and Europe. This is likely to result in lower spend/cost per end-to-end crime case analysis and resolution, a decline in value of forensic technologies/services and reduced overall market in terms of value.
However, many countries in Asia-Pacific and RoW - Abu Dhabi, South Africa have initiated massive DNA databases programs. The Dubai police are investing in forensic technologies/services infrastructure and purchasing sophisticated forensic supplies and equipment, thus, in turn, rendering the Dubai market attractive for forensic equipment providers. A multitude of other such factors are likely to drive growth of all forensic technologies/services segments within the Asia-Pacific and RoW regions; hence these regions will garner a higher market share going forward.
Table of Content
Chapter 1 Preface
1.1 Report Description
1.2 Market Segmentation
1.3 Research Methodology
Chapter 2 Executive Summary
Chapter 3 Introduction: Forensic Technologies
3.1 Definition - Forensic Technologies
3.2 Evolution of Forensic Technologies
3.3 Types of Physical Crime and Applicable Forensic Technologies
Chapter 4 Global Forensic Technologies Market Overview
4.2.1 Increasing Crime Rate
4.2.2 Sophistication of Crime
4.2.3 Latent Demand for Forensic Technologies/Services at the Crime Scene (Location)
4.3.1 Reduction IN Government Spend on Forensic Technologies/Services
4.3.2 Declining Supply/Provision of Forensic Technologies/Services
4.3.3 Regulatory Constraints
4.4.1 Increased Compliance Costs For Government/Publicly Funded Forensic Labs - An Opportunity for Private Labs/Forensic Service Providers
4.4.2 Case Backlogs and Outsourcing by Government/Publicly Funded Forensic Labs
4.4.3 Opportunity for Forensic Supplies and Equipment Providers
4.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis: Global Forensic Technologies Market, by Geography
Chapter 5 Global Forensic Technologies Market, by Services, 2013 - 2019 (USD Million)
5.1 DNA Profiling
5.1.1 Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) Profiling
5.1.2 Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism (RFLP) Method for DNA Profiling
5.1.3 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) - Short Tandem Repeat (STR) Typing for DNA Profiling
5.1.4 Y-STR Typing
5.1.5 New Developments
5.2 Biometrics/Fingerprints Analysis
5.2.1 New Developments
5.3 Chemical (Drugs/Explosives/Toxicology) Analysis
5.3.4 Enzyme Immunoassays (EIA)
5.3.5 New Developments
5.4 Firearms Identification and Analysis
5.5 Forensic Supplies and Equipment Market
5.5.1 New Developments
Chapter 6 Global Forensic Technologies Market, by Location, 2013 And 2019 (USD Million)
6.1 Comparative Analysis: Forensic Technologies Market, by Location, 2013 and 2019 (USD Million)
6.2 Laboratory Forensics Technology
6.2.1 Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS)
6.3 Portable Forensics Technology
6.3.1 Forensics as a Service (Faas)
Chapter 7 Global Forensic Technologies Market, by Geography, 2013 - 2019 (USD Million)
7.1.1 Forensic Technologies Market, by Geography, 2013 - 2019 (USD Million)
7.2 North America
7.2.1 North America Forensic Technologies Market, by Services, 2011 - 2019 (USD Million)
7.3.1 Europe Forensic Technologies Market, by Services, 2011 - 2019 (USD Million)
7.4.1 Asia-Pacific Forensic Technologies Market, by Services, 2011 - 2019 (USD Million)
7.5 Rest of the World (Row)
7.5.1 Row Forensic Technologies Market, by Services, 2011 - 2019 (USD Million)
Chapter 8 Recommendations
8.1 Gain Accreditation to Ensure Qualification for Backlogs and Outsourced Case Components by Government/Publicly Funded Forensic Labs
8.2 Investment in Infrastructure
8.3 Investing in Asia-Pacific and Row Markets
Chapter 9 Company Profiles
9.1 NMS Labs, Inc.
9.1.1 Company Overview
9.1.2 Strategic Overview
9.1.3 Financial Overview
9.1.4 Product Portfolio
9.2 LGC Forensics
9.2.1 Company Overview
9.2.2 Strategic Overview
9.2.3 Financial Overview
9.2.4 Product Portfolio
9.3 Pyramidal Technologies Ltd.
9.3.1 Company Overview
9.3.2 Strategic Overview
9.3.3 Financial Overview
9.3.4 Product Portfolio
9.4 SPEX Forensics
9.4.1 Company Overview
9.4.2 Strategic Overview
9.4.3 Financial Overview
9.4.4 Product Portfolio
9.5 Eurofins Medigenomix Gmbh
9.5.1 Company Overview
9.5.2 Strategic Overview
9.5.3 Financial Overview
9.5.4 Product Portfolio
9.6 GE Healthcare Life Sciences
9.6.1 Company Overview
9.6.2 Strategic Overview
9.6.3 Financial Overview
9.6.4 Product Portfolio
List of Figures
FIG. 1 Forensic Technologies: Market Segmentation
FIG. 2 Global Forensic Technologies Market, by Services, 2012 (USD Million)
FIG. 3 Market Attractiveness Analysis: Global Forensic Technologies Market, by Geography
FIG. 4 Comparative Analysis: Global Market for DNA Profiling, by Geography, 2013 and 2019 (%)
FIG. 5 Comparative Analysis: Global Market for Biometrics/Fingerprints Analysis, by Geography, 2013 And 2019 (%)
FIG. 6 Prevalence of Newer Versions of Illicit Drugs since 2012
FIG. 7 Comparative Analysis: Global Market for Chemical (Drugs/Explosives/Toxicology) Analysis, by Geography, 2013 And 2019 (%)
FIG. 8 Comparative Analysis: Global Market for Firearms Identification and Analysis, 2013 And 2019 (%)
FIG. 9 Comparative Analysis: Forensic Technologies Market, by Location, 2013 and 2019 (USD Million)
FIG. 10 Laboratory Forensics Technology: Process
FIG. 11 Global Forensic Technologies Market, by Geography, 2013 - 2019 (USD Million)
FIG. 12 North America Forensic Technologies Market, by Services, 2011 - 2019 (USD Million)
FIG. 13 Europe Forensic Technologies Market, by Services, 2011 - 2019 (USD Million)
FIG. 14 Asia-Pacific Forensic Technologies Market, by Services, 2011 - 2019 (USD Million)
FIG. 15 Row Forensic Technologies Market, by Services, 2011 - 2019 (USD Million)
List of Tables
TABLE 1 Market Snapshot: Global Forensic Technologies Market
TABLE 2 Details of DNA Databases used/maintained by few countries
TABLE 3 Details of Biometrics/Fingerprints Databases used/maintained by the U.S.
The ever-increasing crime rate across the globe, coupled with the sophistication with which these are committed, is one the primary factors driving the worldwide forensic technologies market. The research report provides a top-notch strategic analysis of the global forensic technologies market and identifies the various forces that impact the overall market across all segments.
Accompanied by up-to-date estimations in terms of market size and volume, industry contribution and share, and price determinants, the report on the forensic technologies market provides a snapshot of the industry, together with relevant and razor-sharp insights.
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The DNA profiling segment of the global forensic technologies market is expected to grow at a high CAGR of 11% from 2013 to 2019. The report includes a geographic segmentation of the global forensic technologies market. The regions of North America and Europe to have the dominant collective market share. This will change within the forecast period, as Asia Pacific and the Rest of the World are showing a much higher CAGR and will collectively hold about 60% of the market share.
The steady growth of the forensic technologies market in North America and Europe is mostly caused by factors such as forensic technologies or services such as DNA profiling, firearms identification, and fingerprints or biometric identification to be of an automated and standardized nature. The resulting effect of the standardization is that the regions share a common database that will reduce the expenditure in end to end crime case analysis and resolution. This could cause a reduction in value of forensic technologies or services and a declining general market hold in terms of value.
Many countries from the regions of Asia Pacific and the Rest of the world such as South Africa and Abu Dhabi have established a large scale DNA database programs. For instance, the Dubai police have been investing heavily in forensic services and technologies and their infrastructure by gathering sophisticated equipment and forensic supplies. This has made Dubai an appealing market for forensic equipment providers.
End to end crime analysis needs a combination of forensic services and technologies, but a specific category of physical crime that has been identified can be forensically analyzed by using one major forensic tool or service. The report cites the example of chemical related crime (toxicology/drugs/explosives), a type that can be analyzed by grouped services such as emission spectroscopy, spectrometry, spectrophotometry, and chromatography. DNA profiles can be forensically analyzed by the RFLP method, the PCR method, the STR, DNA Chip technology, and using mtDNA Profiling.
The key players discussed in the report include NMS Labs, Inc., Pyramidal Technologies Ltd., Spex Forensics, LGC Forensics, GE Healthcare Life Sciences, and Eurofins Medigenomix GmbH.
Major geographies analyzed under this research report are:
- North America
- Rest of the World
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- Market growth drivers
- Factors limiting market growth
- Current market trends
- Market structure
- Market projections for the coming years
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