It was a very Informative session. It showed the women empowerment in the field of Forensics. Thanks to the organizers for this session.
Forensic science plays a crucial role in criminal justice. In the last few years, due to technological advancements and the effect of crime-based TV shows, movies, and podcasts, the interest in forensic science has increased manifolds, both among students and professionals. Women too are in the race, and now, worldwide, we have numerous successful women forensic scientists.
Some of the influential women in the forensic field include:
Frances Glessner Lee: She had contributed a lot to the development of forensics in the USA and is now regarded as “the godmother of forensic science." She used the miniature art in an unconventional way to train police officers and investigators involved in handling crime scenes. She revolutionized police work and was the most famous criminologist of her time.
Clea Koff: She is famous for her great contribution to the identification of victims from Bosnia, Kosovo, Croatia, and the Rwanda Genocide. Because of this, she is known as the “Bone Woman”, based on the title of her book.
Laura Pettler: She is one of the world’s leading crime scene staging and domestic violence homicide experts. She is the founder of an institute that offers educational programs and also represents the only victim-centered scientific death investigation firm in the world.
Jan Carla Garavaglia: She is a famous medical examiner in the USA who was the protagonist of the reality TV show “Dr. G," where she shared the surprising results of her investigations.