In 2014, Québec’s forensic science laboratory (Laboratoire de sciences judiciaires et de medicine légale) is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Since its foundation by Dr Derome in 1914, scientific techniques in the various areas of forensic science have greatly evolved. Not only was the Laboratory the first forensic science institution in North America, it has been a pioneer for several analytical methods. The early days of the Laboratory as well as the specific evolution of the departments and divisions of biology, chemistry, arson and explosion, questioned documents, forensic pathology, odontology and anthropology, toxicology and administration will be reviewed here.
Translated from: Cent ans de sciences judiciaires au Québec : l’évolution des techniques scientifiques depuis 1914 – Journal Vol 47, No. 3, pp 124-169
Visit their website for more information. LSJML