As the science of forensics grows so too does our ability to solve a crime. In fact, in recent years many criminals have found their way into our prisons while still more have been absolved of crimes they’d gone to jail for despite not being guilty.
While forensics is used for solving all types of crimes. It really stands out when it comes to complex crimes like murder. This infographic shows just how multifaceted this science has become. The first school of forensic science was started in 1909. It has since been used to solve crimes, resolve mysteries, and send criminals to jail.
The scene of a crime typically holds heaps of clues. Experts are trained in the science of collecting and interpreting the clues so that they tell a compelling and coherent story. Proper interpretation of the murder crime scene is essential for swift justice to take place.
The teams that interpret the clues are vast and include policemen, judges, scientists, pathologists, and laboratory technicians. It’s a proper whodunit cycle. Starting from the time of death to tracking the actions of the main actors in the crime.
The highly sophisticated tools available today make it possible to solve crimes and identify perpetrators with a level of certainty previously unseen.