1920
Dr. Wilfrid Derome’s work "Précis de médecine légale" is published.

1922
First time the results of a blood alcohol test are admitted into evidence at a trial.

1928
"Le Lieu du Crime" published

1929
"Expertise en Armes à Feu" published

1931
Death of Dr. Wilfrid Derome.

1932
Second forensic science laboratory in Canada established by the Attorney General of Ontario. The laboratory to conduct autopsies, blood tests and the examination of seminal stains, hairs, fibres and plant material.

Blood alcohol analysis introduced to Ontario courts by L.J. Rogers. Rogers found alcohol in the stomach of a man who had died after consuming moonshine.

1937
A RCMP scientific laboratory is established in Regina, Saskatchewan. It is followed over Read More
1920
Dr. Wilfrid Derome’s work "Précis de médecine légale" is published.

1922
First time the results of a blood alcohol test are admitted into evidence at a trial.

1928
"Le Lieu du Crime" published

1929
"Expertise en Armes à Feu" published

1931
Death of Dr. Wilfrid Derome.

1932
Second forensic science laboratory in Canada established by the Attorney General of Ontario. The laboratory to conduct autopsies, blood tests and the examination of seminal stains, hairs, fibres and plant material.

Blood alcohol analysis introduced to Ontario courts by L.J. Rogers. Rogers found alcohol in the stomach of a man who had died after consuming moonshine.

1937
A RCMP scientific laboratory is established in Regina, Saskatchewan. It is followed over the years by:
  • 1942 RCMP Crime Detection Laboratory Ottawa established in Rockliffe, Ontario.
  • 1957 RCMP Crime Detection Laboratory opens in Sackville, New Brunswick.
  • 1963 RCMP Crime Detection Laboratory opens in Vancouver, British Columbia.
  • 1967 RCMP Crime Detection Laboratory opens in Edmonton, Alberta.
  • 1970 RCMP Crime Detection Laboratory opens in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
  • 1978 RCMP Crime Detection Laboratory opens in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
  • 1979 RCMP Counterfeit and Document Examination Sections are established in Montreal, Quebec.
1947
First time the results of a spectrographic paint analysis are admitted into evidence at a trial.

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"Le lieu du crime"

Coverage of a publication by Wilfrid Derome, 1928.

Musée de la civilisation
c. 1928
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"Expertise en armes a feu"

Book by Wilfrid Derome, 1929.

Musée de la civilisation
c. 1929
© Musée de la civilisation


Learning Objectives

The learner will:
  • Develop enthusiasm and continuing interest in the study of science
  • Identify and appreciate the way history and culture shape a society’s science and technology

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