Business View Magazine | December 2020

146 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE DECEMBER 2020 H istorically speaking, the field we know today as forensic science started in a less-than-scientific setting, using less-than-scientific methods. Most forensic procedures were born from routine criminal investigations and were later “refined” in police laboratories. They weren’t backed by transparent, validated, or tested ways of doing science, nor were they intended to function that way. Fast forward to today, forensics has done a complete one-eighty. Thanks to intensive computational methods and customized and rigorous implementation strategies, forensic operations in our current world have shifted to reflect data- grounded, experimentally validated work across a wide spectrum of applications. In crime laboratories across the U.S., technicians and scientists are arming themselves with increasingly sophisticated identification technologies, while innovations from forensic R&D are bringing new techniques to bear on risk analysis, mass fatality planning, and response, and, as always, crime-solving. Cue SNA International, a forensics consulting firm headquartered in Alexandria, AT A GLANCE SNA INTERNATIONAL WHAT: Global leader in forensics, biometrics, and identity intelligence WHERE: Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia WEBSITE: SNA INTERNATIONAL Quality data, quality people