Partnering with Legal Professionals
Our General Criminalistics team has decades of experience with any and all types of evidence. When two items or substances come together, they behave and interact in ways that tells a story that experienced experts can read. Our scientists are here to analyze your evidence, visit the crime scene if needed, write reports, provide comprehensive case review, consultation, and expert testimony.
Extensive Evidence Experience
Complex cases that involve crime scene reconstruction are typically multi-faceted. The case may involve reconstructing what happened at a crime scene by examining the actual scene where the event occurred and by reviewing various reports such as police reports, laboratory reports, laboratory notes, and photographs. It can also include examining a variety of evidence such as firearms and clothing which can contain other types of evidence such as biological (i.e. – blood & bodily fluids), and trace evidence (i.e. – hair, fibers, glass).
Our scientists have the resources to analyze firearms at our laboratory in order to determine functionality as well as generate test fires for the comparison of bullet and cartridge cases. Whether it is the recreation of a crime that occurred in a bedroom or a drive-by shooting, we can assist in determining what most likely transpired at the scene and provide you with the decision-making information you need.
- Crime scene reconstruction
- Bloodstain pattern analysis
- Bullet path analysis
- Firing distance determination
- Firearms & tool mark examinations
- Firearm mechanism examination (function of firearms)
- Cartridge case ejection patterns
- Firearms serial number restoration
- Comparison of bullets, cartridge cases, and tool marks
- Gunshot residue analysis
- Trace evidence evaluations
- Fibers, paint, glass, hairs