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Forensics

ESR provides world-class forensic science services and research to a range of New Zealand and international government agencies and private corporations. ESR is the sole provider of forensic services to the NZ Police and works closely with NZ Customs on illicit substance screening.

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About ESR's Forensic Services

ESR has expertise in virtually every aspect of forensic science. Our scientists undertake drug analysis and intelligence, toxicology, and human biology in forensic laboratories accredited to international standards.

Our crime scene investigators work with NZ Police and international law enforcement on physical evidence analysis, blood pattern analysis, clandestine laboratories and DNA profiling.

Through our research and development, we apply the latest technology to our work including 3D visualisations and artificial intelligence, as well as latest advancements in genomics to help solve our client's problems. 

Find out more about the work we do through the links below, or get in touch with our Forensic team via:enquiries@esr.cri.nz.

Lab0014 Michelle toxicology

Drug and alcohol testing

ESR's laboratories provide the NZ Police, Customs, other organisations, and individuals with extensive drug and alcohol analytical services.

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DNAforweb

DNA profiling

After 60 years of DNA discovery, DNA profiling continues to revolutionise forensic science and the investigation of crime worldwide.

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ForensicTraining

Forensic training and consultancy

ESR provides training for forensic scientists, Police scene-of-crime officers, Police investigators and other law enforcement agencies in New Zealand and around the world.

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Crime scene investigation

Forensic scene investigations

ESR forensic scientists are specialists in examining crime scenes and are called on 24 hours a day, seven days a week to attend crime scenes and detect and gather evidence.

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Minion research

Forensic R&D

ESR researchers, as well as our staff involved in forensic casework, undertake a number of forensic research and development projects.

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