Template talk:Forensic science

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Was this template intended to appear on the page forensic science only, or on all of the other pages listed (e.g. forensic pathology or forensic anthropology)? -RustavoTalk/Contribs 22:56, 15 May 2007 (UTC)

I'm wondering whether this really belongs on the Forensic Psychology or Forensic Psychiatry pages. While essentially all relate to criminal investigation, the subject matters are substantively different and there really isn't any overlap except in profiling and psych autopsies, which are extremely tiny pieces of the much larger fields. I can be convinced otherwise, but right now, I'm not seeing it. Tamara Young 17:19, 24 July 2007 (UTC)

Gil Grissom[edit]

Is Gil Grissom, a fictional character, really one of the four notable "People of Forensics"? I didn't know that being a character in a popular television series nominated you for "notable" status among other historical figures. There already is a link to "The CSI Effect", isn't that enough? (talk) 20:30, 30 April 2008 (UTC)

External Links Request[edit]

As per the hidden field. I wanted to add an external link to an upcoming ABC TV Catalyst (Science show) dedicated to forensic science - the show is also available for download. It covers DNA testing to solve a 4000 y.o. murder, advances in drug forensics; a collaboration between US and Australian forensics, and a story that will be of enormous interest to Australians on the alleged murder of a national icon. Who will give me permission to add this? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:03, 16 June 2008 (UTC)


This template is very wide. I'd like to suggest {{Vertbox}} conversion. --Geniac (talk) 00:09, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

Bernard Spilsbury[edit]

Why isn't he in the notable persons section? ThuranX (talk) 05:13, 27 May 2009 (UTC)

  • FWIW, I don't know why there is a "People" section in the template at all, especially since there is an extensive listing on the main Forensic Science page. I think this section of the template has very little value and should be removed. — RB Ostrum. 15:44, 11 July 2011 (UTC)

Proposed removal of 'People' section[edit]

Further to my comment dated July 11, 2011, I am requesting feedback about a proposal to remove the 'People' section from the Forensic Science sidebar template.


  1. there is no need to (partially) duplicate information that is given in the main text.
  2. the listing is incomplete and inclusion is subjective. For example, why list only these people? Are they pioneers or significant in some other way? How does one know who should or should not be on the list?
  3. even if the title was to be changed to something more specific (such as 'pioneers' or 'notable persons'), replication tends to produce inconsistency. For example, as of July 28, Juan Vucetich is listed in the sidebar but he is not in the article text.

I was tempted to act on this according to WP:BB. However, as I expect this move to be a bit contentious, I would like some discussion before acting. Any comments? — RB Ostrum. 14:23, 28 July 2011 (UTC)