Forensic services conduct studies that play an important role in crime investigation, anti-terrorism, disaster victim identification, filiation studies (paternity, illegal adoption, burial pits, etc.). The continued exchange of information on forensic evidence between countries highlights the need to establish common standards for providers of these services. International and European forensic organisations are committed to the accreditation of these activities, which are pivotal in the fight against crime.
- Support in the identification of persons: DNA profiling analysis, study and comparison of fingerprints or palmprints, study and comparison of facial images, voice identification.
- Drug testing: Both in biological fluids (blood, saliva, etc.) and in materials from caches, or ethyl alcohol in blood.
- Study of forensic elements: Graphistics, documentoscopy, identification of fire accelerants, gunshot residue, ballistics, shoe prints, etc.
- Crime scene investigation: Technical ocular inspections for crime investigation. These inspections are performed for the recognition, registration, collection and transportation of crime-scene evidence for further forensic analysis in laboratories.