Forensic Science. Introduction. History of Forensic Science. A Brief History of Forensics. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – 19 th century (1800’s ) author of Sherlock Holmes First to apply serology , ballistics , fingerprinting , document analysis to investigations.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle –
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“In 1840, Marie LaFarge was tried for the murder of her husband using arsenic. Mysteriously, although arsenic was available to the killer and was found in the food, none could be found in the body. Orfila was asked by the court to investigate. He discovered that the test used, the Marsh Test, had been performed incorrectly, and that there was in fact arsenic in the body, allowing LaFarge to be found guilty.”
Developed fundamentalprinciples of document analysis
When a criminal comes in contact with an object or a person, a cross-transfer of evidence occurs
What does it mean?
'Wherever he steps, whatever he touches, whatever he leaves, even unconsciously, will serve as a silent witness against him. Not only his fingerprints or his footprints, but his hair, the fibers from his clothes, the glass he breaks, the tool mark he leaves, the paint he scratches, the blood or semen he deposits or collects. All of these and more, bear mute witness against him. This is evidence that does not forget. It is not confused by the excitement of the moment. It is not absent because human witnesses are. It is factual evidence. Physical evidence cannot be wrong, it cannot perjure itself, it cannot be wholly absent. Only human failure to find it, study and understand it, can diminish its value.’
-Professor Edmond Locard
organized way of using evidence to explain the natural world
refers to legal matters or is related to the courts
Application of a broad spectrum of sciences in regards to the legal system
Legal system includes:
Criminal courts & civil courts
What is the difference?
is just a fancy term forforensic science
“The Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner is a Division of the Department of Health Services. The 85,000 square foot facility is physically located in Hauppauge in the North County Complex off of Veterans Memorial Highway. The Division is comprised of the Pathology, Toxicology, and Crime Laboratory Sections.” SCME
In Suffolk, there is a chief M.E. and 4 M.E.s
“The Pathology Section investigates about 4500 deaths per year and performs about 900 autopsies per year. The Forensic Medical Investigators are all Registered Physician Assistants, and the Pathologists are fulltime Medical Examiners.” SCME
Who is this
Dr. Michael M. Baden is a renowned pathologist and was the Chief Medical Examiner in NY City and for Suffolk County.
Dr. Baden was on the panel that investigated the assassinations of president John F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
He has been involved as an expert in forensic pathology in many cases of international interest including:
Dr. Baden is the host of HBO’sAutopsy series and is featured on many of the crime talk shows.
“By law, the Medical Examiner must be notified of any death which occurs suddenly and unexpectedly while the victim is in apparent good health, or whenever there is a suspicion that the death may be unnatural. Also reportable are deaths which occur in the workplace, and cases of public health interest (e.g. suspected but undiagnosed possible tuberculosis, meningococcemia, anthrax, tuleremia, etc.).” SCME
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- analysis of bodily fluids
-analysis of friction ridge patterns
-gun & bullet
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