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Crime Scene Investigation

NFSTC’s forensic scientists evaluate investigative tools to assist agencies in determining the best technologies for their needs and budgets. The evaluation reports below provide objective information on the effectiveness for forensic applications, cost to implement, limiting factors for usage and overall benefits.

Evaluation Reports

To download specific evaluations, click on the links below.  (Adobe Reader is required to view the documents. To download the free Reader, click here.)

Comparison of Fingermark Detection Using Semiconductor Laser and LED Light Sources with Three Chemical Reagents
Evaluation Report

Field-Purposing Technologies: Placing Forensic Tools into the Hands of Field Practitioners for Timely Intelligence
Poster

Coherent® Semiconductor Laser vs. Rofin Polilight® Flare Plus (LED)Rofin Polilight LED
Evaluation Report

Portable UV‐VIS Spectrophotometer for Determination of Time Since Deposition (TSD) of Bloodstains at a Crime Scene (Implen NanoPhotometer™)
Evaluation Report

NOTE:  NFSTC’s technology evaluations are objective assessments and are not to be construed or used as endorsement, recommendation or approval of the technology. All equipment model numbers, specifications and prices were current at the time of the evaluation and are subject to change without notice or revision.