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.
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Comparison of Fingermark Detection Using Semiconductor Laser and LED Light Sources with Three Chemical Reagents
Field-Purposing Technologies: Placing Forensic Tools into the Hands of Field Practitioners for Timely Intelligence
Coherent® Semiconductor Laser vs. Rofin Polilight® Flare Plus (LED)
Portable UV‐VIS Spectrophotometer for Determination of Time Since Deposition (TSD) of Bloodstains at a Crime Scene (Implen NanoPhotometer™)
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.