History Of Forensics

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In History
  • Substantial progress for forensics

    The development of tests for the presence of blood in a forensic context.
  • Forensic Science significantly applied

    Doctors in London, England, were allowed to examine the victims of Jack the Ripper for wound patterns.
  • Forensic science curricula

    The establishment of a forensic science curricula by Swiss Professor R. A. Reiss at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, was one of the first steps towards establishing forensic science as an academic discipline.
  • Universities

    Universities began offering courses and degrees in criminalistics and police science
  • Uses of DNA

    The use of DNA to solve a crime and exonerate an innocent suspect was introduced
  • DNA Databank legislation

    The DNA Databank legislation was enacted. Significant progress had been made in the utilization of DNA analyses in casework in the State Police Laboratory System.
  • Science of forensics

    The science of forensics is a critical ingredient in law enforcement and the solution of crimes. Protecting a crime scene from contamination and gathering and interpreting evidence accurately have become some of the most critical ingredients in crime-solving. As a result, advances in technology are being applied to the finite and exacting field of forensic science, a field in which technical competency is achieved only by the synthesis of a number of factors.