This MAIN product is a powerpoint presentation about the figures Conan Doyle used to make his character Sherlock Holmes were some of the great minds of their age in criminology. They were Dr. Joseph Bell, Sir (Dr.) Henry Littlejohn and Jerome Caminada who was a great detective and became head of the Manchester Police Department.
There is also a 20 point multiple choice QUIZ with answer key plus a complete set of FLASHCARDS for reviewing the presentation. The Flashcards could also be used for testing purposes and/or classroom discussion facilitation.
The author is a retired lawyer, instructor and textbook writer.
The following information is EXCERPTED from the main presentation:
Every one of these people was a powerhouse in solving criminal cases in the later 1800s through all of the abilities which would materialize in the fictional Holmes. But, of course, every author embodies himself in his fiction too so we will conclude by looking at Doyle himself. This is a presentation about the foregoing greats in developing criminology and forensics.
Great cases discussed, including:
Bob Horridge was Caminada's Moriarty. When Horridge shot two officers, the authorities sent Caminada after him. He tracked Horridge’s wife to Liverpool and shortly thereafter found Horridge whose walk he could recognize due to his unusual gait.
Alicia Ormonde was Irene Adler. Her specialty was scamming money lenders. She asked a lender for a large amount of cash and, for security, she provided a phony will and gave the lender a lien on her imaginary inheritance.
Eugene Chantrelle’s wife Elizabeth fell ill and died, overcome by escaping gas. Littlejohn attended her. His keen knowledge of poisons alerted him to probable opium poisoning. Chantrelle was charged and convicted of her murder.
Elizabeth Burch a dressmaker posing as "Lady Russell", wrote extremely emotional letters on behalf of needy charities. The truth was there was no inheritance and she kept the donations.
The Cab Ride: a young man took a ride in a Manchester cab with an older fellow. When the cabbie stopped to let them out, the younger man was gone and the older one, John Fletcher, was dead.
Rev. E.J. Silverton, working out of Nottingham, claimed he could cure all diseases, even deafness. He ran into Caminada in 1884 at Manchester’s Free Trade Hall where Silverton was huckstering. Caminada limped up to him for medical help.