Modern forensic : the trace culture
Rodolphe A. Reiss, Fingerprints found on oilcloth, Jost Grand-Chêne case, Lausanne, 25 November 1915.Grand-Chêne, Lausanne, Vaud. Collection de l’Institut de police scientifique de l’Université de Lausane
R. A. Reiss, coll. IPSC
Forensic science and technical police pioneer, Rodolphe Archibald Reiss (1875-1929) defines in the beginning of the XXth century a method and investigation process in which photography is considered like essential.
During the evening, Luce Lebart revisits the founding principles of the modern forensic as they were conceived by Reiss where photography presents itself as a scientific alternative to testimonies. By defending a certain trace culture, Pierre Margot, professor emeritus in forensic science will discuss about some enquiries he did during his career in which image had a leading importance.