Crime Scene Analysis
Services will evaluate a crime scene using scientific methods, experimentation and research, as well as deductive
and inductive reasoning in order to recreate and sequence the probable events involved in the case.
Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
are conducted with emphasis on bloodstain pattern analysis utilizing information documented in investigative and
laboratory service reports, autopsy findings, scene photographs, witness statements and physical evidence bearing
possible bloodstain evidence.
Forensic Services is equipped to conduct presumptive testing, specimen collection for further analysis and latent
bloodstain detection procedures.
Case Review & Consultation
Cases are reviewed
through discovery documentation; police and laboratory service reports, medical examiners reports, interviews with
investigators and attorneys, etcetera.
can be an invaluable service in identifying potential avenues of forensic investigation that may not have been
Forensic Services normally works closely with specialists in other forensic disciplines and can readily network
with these other experts and bring any necessary specialized assets to a case.
Services will also review transcripts and evidence for preparation of post conviction appeals, motions hearings
and parole board reviews.
Lisa DiMeo has repeatedly
provided expert testimony in the local, state and federal jurisdictions, in all areas in which Arcana Forensic
Services provides services. Ms. DiMeo will provide expert testimony and services in both criminal and civil cases,
and for defense and prosecutorial efforts equally.
Latent Print Identification & Development
Ms. DiMeo is a qualified
Latent Print Examiner, certified by the International Association for Identification. Latent print examinations
are conducted to identify or eliminate a specific person as the source of that print.
Services is also equipped to develop latent prints utilizing a wide variety of techniques in proper sequence to
achieve the greatest results.
Latent prints are
also used in the scene reconstruction phase of the investigation.
Footwear Examiner & Tire Tread Impression Evidence
will be properly documented, and collected through casting, chemical processing or lifting, for subsequent examination
and analysis. Arcana Forensic Services will conduct comparisons of shoe print and tire tread evidence for identification
purposes, or to eliminate the evidence shoe or tire as the source of the collected impression.
This evidence is
also utilized in the reconstruction of a crime scene. Impression evidence may also include pattern injuries and
wounds, and questionable marks or defects left at a crime scene.
General Evidence Collection & Processing
Services will collect, document and process all types of physical and latent evidence, while maintaining strict
custodial records. Once collected, specimens will be packaged appropriately to preserve its evidentiary value.
specialized analyses, such as DNA extraction, firearm and tool mark examination, gunshot residue and hair/trace/fiber
analysis will be properly maintained before being transported to the appropriate laboratory for testing.
Services maintains close ties to several DNA, and serology laboratories, gunshot residue, firearms and tool mark
experts, as well as experts in numerous other specialties.