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История преступлений , средства обнаружения преступлений ,развитие судебной медицины , как следы , грязь, или кожа, волос или волокно привели к идентификации преступника all through heritage, there were criminals infamous for his or her crimes and judges well-known for upholding the legislation. This significant number of in particular commissioned photos exhibits how those crimes have been devoted, detected and judged. for the reason that Cain murdered Abel societies have built legislation that dictate the methods humans may still behave. notwithstanding, each land has its lawbreakers from the assassins of old Rome to the web pirates of this day. even supposing crime has persevered, the technique of detecting crimes became extra effective because the improvement of forensic technological know-how. See how lines of blood, airborne dirt and dust, or epidermis, and strands of hair or fibers have ended in the identity of a felony

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41 Magnifying glass Following clues Seemingly insignificant traces left at the scene DROPS OF BLOOD Marks left by blood can reveal much to the specially trained crime scene investigator. The shape of blood drops on a flat surface can indicate from what height they fell. Splashes on a wall can show the direction from which they came. €These may reveal the movements of the victim and criminal, and help investigators piece together the crime. of a crime by the victim or criminal are vital clues€that can help police in their investigations.

In the mid-19th century, anthropology, the study of humankind, became a popular science. Anthropologists studying the field of abnormal behavior examined various types of criminals to see if they shared any physical characteristics. One of the early researchers was a French prison doctor named Lauvergne, who made plaster casts of his patients’ heads to demonstrate their “evil” features. Most of Lauvergne’s work€was found to be incorrect. However, at the same time, Alphonse Bertillon, working for the Paris police force, was also taking detailed measurements of criminals’ heads and bodies, but for a different purpose.

More recent antiheroes range from the Great Train Robbers (p. 17) to India’s Bandit Queen (below). LOUIS MANDRIN Louis Mandrin was one of the best-loved smugglers France has ever known. In the 1740s, he formed a gang of 2,000 men, who were so well trained that they often defeated the king’s troops. Mandrin’s dashing adventures made him the people’s hero. He was captured in 1755 and was executed by being tied€to€a€large wheel. His limbs were crushed as€the€wheel turned, and he was left to die.

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