The Bizarre Beginnings of Victorian Forensic Science with Angela Buckley
on Sunday 15th October 2023 from 1:30 pm

How did 19th century CSI investigators collect and analyse evidence from crime scenes? How did they use forensic science to build cases in court? And did Victorians really believe that a photo of a victim’s eyes could help to catch their killer? Join crime historian Angela Buckley for an intriguing glimpse into the grisly, and sometimes bizarre, beginnings of forensic science.

This talk explores the ground-breaking work of the pioneers in forensic science in the fight against crime. It will include early CSI techniques including foot-printing, toxicology, fingerprinting and trace evidence analysis. Illustrated by historic London-based crime cases, including the unknown killer, Jack the Ripper, it reveals the fascinating story of how innovative strategies used in investigating homicides in the past paved the way for modern CSI.

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Angela Buckley
Angela Buckley specialises in Victorian crime and police history, and is the author of popular police biography, The Real Sherlock Holmes: The Hidden Story of Jerome Caminada. Her work has featured in national newspapers and magazines. An experienced speaker, Angela has taken part in many events, such as the Henley Literary Festival, the Manchester Histories Festival and at the Museum of London. She has appeared on BBC One’s The One Show and is a regular guest on BBC Radio. She is a member of the Crime Writers’ Association.





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