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Sunday, April 17, 2016

France 2016
Edmond Locard




COUNTRY: FRANCE
ISSUE DATE: 15 April 2016
CIRCULATION:1 000 320
STAMP SIZE:40.85 x 30 mm
ENGRAVING:Claude Andreotto
DESIGN:
Claude Andreotto






Dr. Edmond Locard (1877 – 1966) was a pioneer in forensic science who became known as the "Sherlock Holmes of France". He formulated the basic principle of forensic science: "Every contact leaves a trace". This became known as Locard's exchange principle.



Forensic science is the application of science to criminal and civil laws. Forensic scientists collect, preserve, and analyse scientific evidence during the course of an investigation.






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