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Crime Lab

When Edmond Locard established the Laboratoire Intérregional de Police, the world's first crime lab, in Lyon, France, in 1910, he had only two instruments—a microscope and a spectroscope. Over the… (See Below for Full Description)
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When Edmond Locard established the Laboratoire Intérregional de Police, the world's first crime lab, in Lyon, France, in 1910, he had only two instruments—a microscope and a spectroscope. Over the next 100 years, scientific developments such as the electron scanning microscope, chromatography, DNA identification, and neuron activation analysis made the modern crime lab possible. In the world of law enforcement, the role of the crime laboratory has become crucial, especially if a case goes to trial. Prosecutors recognize that one of the best ways to impress a jury—and thereby win a case—is to introduce science-based evidence that links the accused to the crime. Crime Lab explores the work performed by crime lab personnel and its importance in the context of a criminal investigation.

Key topics covered include:

  • Edmond Locard and the first crime lab
  • Toxicology
  • Ballistics
  • DNA typing
  • Anthropological Research Facility at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville (The "Body Farm")
  • Arson investigation
  • Fingerprint identification  
  • Trace evidence.

Additional Info

ISBN-13 978-1-60413-612-8
ISBN-10 106413612X
eBook ISBN 978-1-4381-3691-2
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series Law Enforcement Agencies
Author Colin Evans
Publication Date 3/1/2011
Book's Binding Hardcover
Imprint Chelsea House
Specifications Full-color and black-and-white photographs. Sidebars. Chronology. Endnotes. Bibliography. Further resources. Index.
Available Formats Print & eBook

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