Michael J. Almasy
Criminal Justice 211-04 Police Operations
July 13, 2010
The development of Law Enforcement originated with the need to protect Humans, and property. Once organized systems were put into place, August Vollmer, the first Town Marshall for Berkeley, and later the Chief of Police and Crimininalist for Berkeley California is credited as being instrumental in many facets of Law Enforcement which are still used today and have been enhanced and improved several times over the past decades. His contribution were immediately implemented and respected by many large departments in the United States. August Vollmer served as Chief of Police for the Los Angeles Police Department, and during his two-year tenure before returning to Berkeley, he implemented many of the applications and procedures which are still used today successfully.
Vollmer worked extensively with Professors and Leaders at the University of Berkley in his efforts to establish a professional model of policing and the investigative aides such as the Science of Criminology. One of his major contribution to the Criminal Justice system is Investigations where in 1907 he enlisted the help of University Chemistry Professor Loeb to help identify a suspected poison during a murder investigation (peak 2009) which led to the scientific analysis process of blood, fibers and soil evidence. This process of investigation still practiced today and has advanced since then with the aid of technology, and is used in solving or acquitting persons implicated in crimes. One of the most famous cases in America would be the OJ Simpson murder trial of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman. This case would use several criminology techniques to establish, gather and preserve evidence and one of the key pieces of the trial would be the leather gloves. These gloves contained blood samples from OJ Simpson, Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman which would be later used for DNA testing to