Forensic Analytical Crime Lab was founded in 1994 by David Kahane on the beliefs and teachings of Paul L. Kirk, the father of American modern forensics. Kirk believed that the best forensic analysis is done when experts from a variety of disciplines work together, in the same room and at the same time, to discuss, brainstorm, and build on each other’s expertise. Working together scientists come to the most complete and accurate conclusions. However, for nearly every lab in existence today, the need to rapidly decrease case backlogs has taken over at the expense of Kirk’s original ideals: of working collaboratively and taking all the evidence under consideration.
Attorneys, litigators, law enforcement agencies and private investigators consistently come to us because they know that Forensic Analytical Crime Lab is firmly committed to bringing together the best experts and providing them the collaborative environment that produces the best results.
Criminalistics is an occupation that has all the responsibility of
medicine, the intricacy of the law, and the universality of science.”
— Paul L. Kirk