Due to the increased reliance on scientific methodologies in most criminal investigations, forensic laboratories have never been more important. Forensics Labs are scientific laboratories that primarily utilize forensic science for the purpose of examining evidence from criminal cases. These labs take collected evidence samples from crime scenes and will analyze and interpret these samples. This evidence can include biological samples/DNA, explosives, fire debris, firearm residue, textile fibers, latent prints, drugs, alcohol, tire tracks/tool marks, and other controlled substances of trace evidence. Forensic laboratories are crucial in the criminal justice system and maintain consistency amongst various scientific testing protocols.