in 700 a.d the Chinese used fingerprints to identify documents and sculptures
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 he wrote about the detection of poisons and there affect on animals
Sir Francis Galton "the father of fingerprinting"whites book fingerprints explaining how fingerprints can be used to uniquely identify individuals
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 by Song Ci in china is writen about using medicine and entymology to solve crime
the earlyest use of a lie detector using blood presure isinvented by Cesare Lombroso
First school of forensic science founded by Rodolphe Archibald Reiss, in Switzerland.
Edmond Locard opens first crime lab in the attic of a police station
Leone Lattes discovers a method of determining blood type from a dried blood sample
the comparison microscope is is invented to compare compare ballistics evidence side by side
Calvin Goddard establishes the Bureau of Forensics Balistics
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 to aid a criminal investigation
Tommy Lee Andrews convicted of a series of sexual assaults, using DNA profiling.