CRIM 355 Chapter 1: chapter 1 textbook introduction

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Largest forensic science organization in world: criminalistics- aka. Forensic science (interchangeable) describe services of a crime laboratory: criminalist/forensic scientist scientist in crime lab an active participant in criminal justice system. Jurisprudence: digital and multimedia sciences, engineering sciences, general. 5: odontology, pathology/biology, physical anthropology, psychiatry/behavioural sciences, questioned documents, toxicology. Dramatization of fs on tv led public to believe every crime scene will yield forensic evidence and produces unrealistic expectations that a prosecutor"s case should always be bolstered and supported by forensic evidence. Some believe this may detract search for truth and justice in courts. Considerable influence on popularizing scientific crime detection methods through fictional character sherlock holmes first applied newly developing principle of serology, fingerprinting, firearms identification, questioned=document examination before value first recognized an accepted by investigators (study in scarlet) Types of crime laboratories particles: edmond locard demonstrated how principles enunciated by gross could be incorporated within workable crime lab.

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