forensics timeline

Events

Chinese use fingerprints

700 a.d

in 700 a.d the Chinese used fingerprints to identify documents and sculptures

john toms convicted for crime

1784

john toms was convicted and tried for the murderof Edward Culshaw based on a piece of paper found at the crime scene that matched a piece of paper found in his pocket

Mathieu Orfila is born

April 24th 1787

Mathieu Orfila is born he wrote about the detection of poisons and there affect on animals

book Finger Prints written

1853

Sir Francis Galton "the father of fingerprinting"whites book fingerprints explaining how fingerprints can be used to uniquely identify individuals

the Bertillion system invented

1879

Alphonse Bertillon invented the Bertillion system to distinguish one individual person from another based on certain body mesurments

the book of Xi Yuan Lu written

1887

the book of Xi Yuan Lu written by Song Ci in china is writen about using medicine and entymology to solve crime

lie detector created

1895

the earlyest use of a lie detector using blood presure isinvented by Cesare Lombroso

learning about forensics

1909

First school of forensic science founded by Rodolphe Archibald Reiss, in Switzerland.

first crime lab opened

1910

Edmond Locard opens first crime lab in the attic of a police station

method detereming blood type from a dried sample

1915

Leone Lattes discovers a method of determining blood type from a dried blood sample

the comparison microscope is is invented

1920

the comparison microscope is is invented to compare compare ballistics evidence side by side

Bureau of Forenics Ballistics established

1925

Calvin Goddard establishes the Bureau of Forensics Balistics

first nation crime system

1967

FBI established the National Crime Information Center, a computerized national filing system on wanted people, stolen vehicles, weapons, etc.

DNA is used for the first time in criminal investigations

1986

DNA is used for the first time to aid a criminal investigation

DNA catches the crime

1987

Tommy Lee Andrews convicted of a series of sexual assaults, using DNA profiling.