Presentation on theme: "CALVIN GODDARD KIM & ODALIS (1891-1955). About Calvin Goddard He was a physician before he enlisted in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, and then in the U.S."— Presentation transcript:
About Calvin Goddard He was a physician before he enlisted in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, and then in the U.S. Army gunnery reserve At 34 years old, he decided to pursue guns as a career, so he joined the Bureau of Forensic Ballistics, which was at the time the only laboratory with the purpose of examining firearms and bullets used in crimes in the U.S. He was the commander of the Armys second ever forensic laboratory, which was located in Japan, after World War II He became a pioneer in the development of the branch of forensic science that is forensic ballistics (firearm identification)
Achievements Calvin Goddard was the founder of the science of Firearms Identification. During the Valentines Day Massacre, he was the one who cleared the police of being guilty of having shot a gang in cold blood. He compared the bullets and the guns to prove that the markings left were not the same. He helped prove that someone had impersonated the police to do the shooting. Later on he discovered that one of Al Capones men had been a shooter of Morans gang. He had also done this before in the Sacco -Vanzetti case. The case had caused so much controversy. On June 3, 1927, he offered his services to the defense to test out if one of the bullets came from Saccos gun. He proved that the bullet had come from there by shooting the gun into cotton balls and comparing it to the markings of the crime scene. He proved that Sacco and Vanzetti were guilty of murdering a security guard and stealing money.
Achievements(cont.) He set up a lab in Northwestern University where he worked on the Massacre and later was used to analyze fingerprints, blood and trace evidence. Goddard also supported identifying fired bullets and cartridge cases under a microscope. This is how he compared most of the bullets for cases. With the help of Charles Waite, created one of the most extensive ballistics databases in his time The FBI created its ever first crime lab under his guidance in 1932
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