Today's famed television series Bones, CSI and NCIS demonstrate the capabilities of a scientific laboratory. Whether forensic or physical evidence, it always ends up in the lab. For us in the 21st century, the tiniest bit of evidence can make or break a case. Even past evidence can be screened and scrutinized to the point of uncovering critical information. Yet, it has not always been this way.
|Special Agent Charles Appel|
The Birth of the FBI’s Technical Laboratory—1924 to 1935
John F. Fox, Jr. FBI Historian