The National Institute of Justice (NIJ)’s Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (FTCoE) at RTI International (RTI) directed this landscape study of alternate light sources (ALS) with input from industry, law enforcement, forensic, and criminal justice system communities.
A landscape study provides a comprehensive overview of market participants, their products, and product features to enable end users to make informed purchasing decisions. This report gives an overview of currently available ALS for crime scene processing and laboratory applications.
This document provides decision makers and end users such as laboratory directors, crime scene investigation unit personnel, forensic photographers, and other stakeholders with the following:
This report also offers important considerations for decision makers purchasing for either field or laboratory settings. While multiple applications for ALS in forensic science exist, these applications represent scenarios in which ALS is most commonly used based on interviews from field experts.