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    Dr. Edmond Locard is considered to be the father of forensics. He was a French criminalist who had created a principle called the Locard's exchange principle. Before he started working on his law career, he had began working as an assistant to Dr. Alexandre Lacassagne; he passed his bar exam in 1907. During World War I, Locard began to worked as a medical examiner with the French Secret Service. By examining the stains and damages on the soldiers and prisoners uniforms, he could determine the cause of death and where they had died. In 1910, Locard got an opportunity to form the first forensic laboratory at the Lyon police department where any evidence collected from crime scenes could be examined. The police department didn't recognize the laboratory until 1912, making this the first forensic science laboratory. Dr. Edmond Locard is well known for his theory, the Locard’s Exchange Principle. The theory states that when two objects come into contact with each other, an exchange with occur leaving evidence behind.…

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    Edmond Locard is a Frenchman who was the most important important contributor in forensic science. While studying medicine he developed an interest in law. During the First World War, Locard worked as a medical examiner with the French secret service in attempt to identify the cause and location of the soldier's death by examining the stains and damages of their uniforms. Later on, he finally convinced the Lyons Police Department to give him two attic rooms where he conducted research and…

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    Locard Forensic Evidence

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    As most know, it is taboo to alter a crime scene before it has been processed by appropriate officials. It should always be remembered that each time the body of the decedent is touched or moved, there is a significant possibility that valuable evidence could be lost or contaminated. The Locard’s exchange principle is an idea that whenever someone makes contact with an item, person, or location physical evidence is either taken or left behind, which is then collected and used as forensic…

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    Trichology is the scientific study of structure function and diseases of human hair which is also known as hair analysis. The significance of analyzing hair or fiber was acknowledged in the early phases of forensic science. In France the year of 1857 the world was introduced to one of the first extremely careful, crime-solving, science-based criminological science reports produced involving the scientific study of hair introducing the idea of hair and fiber analysis. Hair analysis has played a…

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    Cyrano de Bergerac, by Edmond Rostand, is the story of Cyrano de Bergerac, a tragic hero. To be considered a tragic hero, a character must have to evoke pity from the audience, have a downfall, and possess admirable traits. Cyrano accomplishes these elements, making him a tragic hero. Cyrano a Soldier, and a poet is in love with his cousin Roxane, but he is too ashamed to admit it because of his big nose. Cyrano struggles with his desire to be admirable in all things; this includes helping a…

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    Blood for Blood Retaliation While living in a corrupted world, it is hard to stay on the right side of the law. It is usually the justice system alongside the government that fails those it is supposed to protect. Living in a world where governments and society in general are corrupted, it is easy to lose sense of what is right or wrong, and sometimes it is necessary to take justice into one's own hands. Such is the case of Edmond Dantes in "The Count of Monte Cristo" and V in "V for…

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    The Price of Vengeance Have you ever had a moment where anger controlled all your actions? Now, magnify that feeling tenfold, where you reach the point of which even innocent people are wounded. Imagine the feeling once you realize you are a cold-blooded killer after realizing what you have done after the fact. This situation is used many times in Alexandre Dumas’s novel, The Count of Monte Cristo. In Alexandre Dumas’ novel, the protagonist Edmond Dantes, is plotted against, framed, and thrown…

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    Throughout the course of The Count of Monte Cristo, the limitations of human justice versus the equity of divine justice are revealed as Dantes seeks revenge against Caderousse, Fernand, Villefort, and Danglars. In the beginning of his quest for revenge, upon receiving Abbe Faria’s fortune, which Dantes believes is due to divine intervention, Dantes views himself as an agent of Providence, believing he is acting out God’s will in punishing each of the conspirators; however, before he even…

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    No matter the culture of a country, there are always remorseful people who detest certain features about themselves. Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano De Bergerac focuses on this idea by exhibiting the main character, Cyrano as an unattractive yet wise man who is severely disgruntled with his considerably large nose. The classic story of the brave and witty Cyrano expresses that Cyrano’s nose is more a source of pain than pride. Although people tend to grapple that Cyrano’s nose was a prideful factor of…

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    Alexandre Dumas’, The Count of Monte Cristo, is a fictional story of conquest from betrayal to revenge based on a true story. Set in the terrifying Napoleonic era, a bright young sailor named Edmond Dantès is on track for a successful and happy life. This is until four young men devise a plan to place him in the awful dungeons of the Chateau d’If. After fourteen long years, Dantes makes miraculous escape and starts a journey seeking revenge on the ones who brought his misery, and to reward those…

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