In my crime fiction Emily Stone Thriller Series, the main character is an ex-police officer where she had to go toe to toe with a male dominated profession. Certain situations (don’t want to give away any spoilers) dictated that she had to quit her post, but she more than made up for it being a stealthy, vigilante detective hunting down serial killers and anonymously emailing the information to the local detectives in charge of the cases.
In 1811, Francois Vidocq actually gave women their first show at police work when he employed them as paid undercover operatives. Also around the same time in Paris, Edmond Locard was establishing the first private crime lab. It is his principle (Locard Exchange Principle) that crime scene investigation uses today where with any contact between two items, there will be an exchange.
“In 1845, six women were hired by the New York City…
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