Forensic research, forensic investigation
Forensic research or forensic science is trace investigation that is carried out for the purpose of criminal investigation. It helps in tracing the perpetrators or in tracing the causes of (possible) crimes based on scientific evidence. Forensic research can take place in different places and surfaces. The results of forensic research or forensic investigation can serve as evidence. A forensic research can be initiated by the police. Nowadays, a private organization, such as a private investigation agency also starts a forensic research, to support the research. Forensic research and forensic investigation are regularly used within the investigation agency of Digitale Opsporing. Digitale Opsporing has its own specialists in the field of forensic research.