Forensicscience Essay

3399 Words Sep 20th, 2014 14 Pages
1)Introduction; Crime today is at an extreme high. However, forensic science has been there to help solve every crime committed Forensic science is the scientific method of gathering and examining information about the past. The word forensic comes from the Latin forēnsis, meaning "of or before the forum. The word forensic basically means the key to solve a crime.This is the technology used to help forensic teams to analyze and solve crimes.- This is especially important in law enforcement where forensics is done in relation to criminal or civil law,[1] but forensics are also carried out in other fields, such as astronomy, archaeology, biology and geology to investigate ancient times. Forensic Science is …show more content…
Edmond Locard was a physician who established “one of the first crime laboratories in 1910, in Lyon, France”(“Crime Laboratory” 909). He helped develop various methods to investigate crimes. Alphonse Bertillon developed a method of “identifying persons according to their measurements. This method is called the Bertillon method”(“Crime Laboratory” 910). However, by late 1910, fingerprinting had replaced the Bertillon system almost entirely as a more accurate method of identification. This new method was developed by Sir Francis Galton. The first crime laboratory in the United was established in Los Angeles in 1923. “Today, the nation has over 250 crime laboratories”(“Crime Laboratory” 910). Many other organizations would soon be developed. The FBI’s crime laboratory was organized in 1932. It ranks as one of the “finest in the world”(“Crime Laboratory” 910). A crime laboratory uses several different techniques to identify and analyze evidence. Such techniques include microscopic examination, chemical treatments, and the use of special instruments. The most effective type of evidence is DNA identification. It has the power to save people and to prosecute the guilty.

Forensic Science embraces all branches of science and

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