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History of Forensics Flashcards
This is a set of flashcards about the founders of modern day forensic science.
Terms in this set (25)
Father of Toxicology. A Spanish scientist and teacher that studied poisons and their effects on animals.
"Father of Anthropometry" or "Father of criminal identification".
He first studied fingerprints identical twins= different fingerprints.
Sir Edward Henry
He elaborated on Francis Galton's work with fingerprints.
He discovered that blood had four main blood types (A,B,AB,O)
He developed techniques to identify which gun a bullet comes from
He developed techniques for document and hand writing analysis
He used scientific techniques and methods to solve crimes. He wrote one of the 1st books called Handbuch fur Untersuchungsrichter ale System der Kriminalistik. He also promoted taking crime scene photographs.
Founder and director of the Institute of Criminalistics at University of Lyons. This Frenchman made forensic labs and police labs common place around the world.
Locard's Exchange principle
Says that every criminal leaves evidence at a crime scene and take evidence on/ with him (dust, soil, insect bites, fibers, etc.)
Walter C. McCrone (1916- 2002)
He promoted using microscopes to solve forensic cases
Dr. Joseph Bell
(1837- 1911) He was a surgeon and doctor. In 1877, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle met him in medical school in Edinburgh. He based his character, Sherlock Holmes on him because of the way Dr. Bell applied medicals, analytical techniques to murders.
He used 11 different measurements to identify people.
He started the "eugenics" movement.
He also formed the worlds 1st fingerprint bureau, at Scotland Yard in 1897. We still use a version of his system of fingerprints.
Sir Edward Henry
He would study lands and grooves
He would study indented writing.
Where was the very first fingerprint bureau located?
How a criminal perpetrates their crime.
Abbreviation of modus operandi
Killed women, outdoors, knife, prostitutes, took organ parts
Jack the Ripper
Usually women, bind them, break into the house, tortures them, strangulation
Necrophilia, cannibalism, trophy skeletons
would cut off the head, women, necrophilia, rape
fire captain, used incendiary timing-device, burnt stores, used small fires away from the stores to distract fire fighters.
John Leonard Orr
Fifty four forty or fight referred to a boundary dispute between the U.S. and Britain over which territory?
who were the manchus and what did they do
Which presidential candidate appealed most strongly to Americans upset by civil rights legislation and antiwar protests?
Republicans took control of Congress during the Clinton Administration. Led by Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, the Republican controlled Congress passed a "contract with America".
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