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"crime-technical case" ("Tatortkoffer")

CreatorHans Gross (1847–1915)
Place of OriginGraz; Austria
Datepresumably about 1900
DescriptionDeveloped and used by Hans Gross (1847-1915), this Tatort-Koffer, or investigation case, is an important object in the development of criminology. It dates from around 1900 and contains the necessary instruments which, in Gross’ opinion, were required when working at a crime scene. With the Tatort-Koffer, Gross wanted to place a greater scientific basis on investigations and is regarded as one of the founders of criminal sciences. He also founded the Hans Gross Kriminalmuseum at University of Graz, opened in 1913.
TagsCrime scene case, Criminology
Dimensions158 x 540 x 420
Material/Mediumleather; mixed
Institutional Link to Object
Institutional Link to Online PortalCC-BY-NC-SA
Image LicenseUniversity of Graz
Image Rights HolderUniversity of Graz
Metadata RightsCC-BY-NC-SA