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Forensics

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  • 1. Forensic Science
  • 2. Forensics is the analysis
    and interpretation of
    evidence that is a part
    of a legal investigative
    process.
  • 3. Forensic is from the
    Latin word forensis
    meaning used in the
    court of law.
  • 4. The first forensic
    autopsy was
    performed on Julius
    Caesar by the Roman
    physician Antistius in
    44 B.C.
  • 5. In 1836 a Scottish
    Chemist named James
    Marshwas the first
    to use toxicology in a
    jury trial.
  • 6. The fingerprinting of
    criminals in the U.S. began
    in the New York City Police
    Department in 1906. Then in
    1918, Edmond Locard,
    suggested 12 matching points
    as a positive fingerprint
    identification.
  • 7. In 1924 August
    Vollmer implemented
    the first U.S. police
    crime laboratory.
  • 8. Starting in 1977 the FBI
    introduced the beginnings of
    its Automated Fingerprint
    Identification System
    (AFIS) with the first
    computerized scans of
    fingerprints.
  • 9. 1986 brought about the
    first use of DNA to solve
    a crime. DNA was used
    in England to identify
    ColinPitchfork as the
    murderer of two young
    girls. In 1987 DNA
    profiling was introduced in
    the United States criminal
    court system.
  • 10. Credits
    http://www.forensicdna.com/Timeline020702.pdf
    www.tech-faq.com/forensic-science.shtml
    http://library.thinkquest.org/04oct/00206/index1.htm

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