Laboratory Section

A screenshot of the laboratory section.

Laboratory is a gameplay feature in Criminal Case. It is a section of the case screen which lets the player analyze clues.


As a homicide detective, the player will come across many items of interest throughout the cases which may need to be shipped to an individual member of the lab personnel for analysis.

The analysis may take as long as 5 seconds, 2 minutes, 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 1 hour, 3 hours, 6 hours, 9 hours, 12 or even 15 hours. For autopsies, The Death of Rosa Wolf, Welcome to Pacific Bay, The Murder of Amanda Love and The Murder of Mrs Stanbury require only 5 seconds while Corpse in a Garden, Shark Attack!, God Save the Prince and Welcome to Concordia! require 25 minutes. All other cases require 18 hours for primary autopsy jobs with the exception of Behind These Walls, which requires 12 hours. However, all sorts of autopsies and analyses can be done immediately if Instant Analysis is bought.

Once the analysis is over and the player clicks on "View Results", a short cutscene will play in which the analyst will give important information to the player, which may lead the team to events such as interrogating (as well as bringing in new) suspects, discovering certain attributes of the killer, further inspecting the clue in hand via forensic examination, etc.

Lab personnel

There are different sets of lab personnel for each police department featured in the game. The Grimsborough Police Department consists of ten lab technicians (three in Season 1 and seven in Season 5), the Pacific Bay Police Department consists of four, and The Bureau and the Concordian Flying Squad six each, as shown below:

Position Grimsborough PD Pacific Bay PD The Bureau Concordian Flying Squad
Coroner Season 1:
Nathan Pandit
Season 5:
Martine Meunier
Roxie Sparks Angela Douglas / Grace Delaney[note 1] Richard Wells
Forensic Expert / Lab Chief Season 1:
Grace Delaney / Nathan Pandit[note 2]
Season 5:
Rupert Winchester / Amir Devani[note 3]
Yann Toussaint Lars Douglas Viola Pemberton
Tech Expert Season 1:
Alex Turner
Season 5:
Cathy Turner / Alex Turner[note 4]
Hannah Choi Elliot Clayton / Ingrid Bjorn[note 5]
Profiler Season 5:
Gabriel Herrera
Russell Crane Marina Romanova
Armand Dupont
Field/Weapons Expert Season 5:
Rita Estevez
Jonah Karam Rose Zhao
Charles Dupont
Evie Holloway
Consultant Season 5:
Eduardo Ramirez
Diego del Lobo
Lab Assistant Season 5:
Amir Devani
  1. Grace replaces Angela as the coroner (see: Ice Rage) after the latter is jailed (see: In Plain Sight).
  2. Nathan only performs forensic analyses if Grace is unavailable.
  3. Amir replaces Rupert as the lab chief (see: A Rock and a Hard Place) after the latter is dead (see: Things Fall Apart).
  4. Alex only performs technical analyses if Cathy is unavailable.
  5. Ingrid only performs technical analyses if Elliot is unavailable.



Grimsborough Police Department

Pacific Bay Police Department

The Bureau

Concordian Flying Squad