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8 Cards in this Set

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branch of knowledge involving systemized observation and experimentatioin of or pertaining to law and used in courts of law
forensic science
father of forensic toxicology
Mathieu Orfila
- first scientific system of personal identification
- developed anthropometry - a systematic procedure of taking body measurements
- father of criminal identification
Alphonse Bertillon
- first definitive study of fingerprints
- developed methodology of classifying them for filing
Francis Galton
- A U.S. Army Colonel, he refined the technique of bullet comparison using the comparison microscrope.
Calvin Goddard
- father of trace evidence
- his exchange principle - when a criminal came in contact with an object or person, a "cross-transfer" of evidence occurred.
Edmond Locard
- world's preeminent microscopist
- applied microscopy to analytical problems, particularly foresnic cases
Walter C. McCrone
- collection & preservation of physical evidence
- chemical and physical analysis evidence
- solving crimes
- presenting evidence and findings in a court of law
- makig society 'safer'
role of forensic science