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Lecture 5

Lecture 5 – Forensic Science In Canada Today

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Anthropology 2235A/B
Eldon Molto

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Lecture 5Forensic Science In Canada TodayHistory and Structure o Development patterns similar to UK and United States but there are differenceswill address development by three periods Formative 1820s1952Coalescent 19531980Modern 1980s o Dates for the development of forensic science in Canada is slightly different than the overall fieldFormative Period Highlights o 1st use of medical practitioners to assist in determining the cause of death 1820s o 1859 Professor Henry Homes Croft testified at the Dr William King trial in Cobourg o 1878 Dr William H Ellis a student of Crofts testified at a rapemurder trial identifying blood and testifying to the significance of bloodstain pattern on the clothing He also introduced the use of hair analysis microscopyo Crime Labs formed in Quebec 1914 Ontario 1932 Regina 1937 and Ottawa 1942 o No formal recognized use of forensic anthropology or dentistryCoalescent Period Highlights o 1953 Formation of t
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