Forensic Science

Events

Carl W. Scheele

1775

Devised a test for detecting Arsenic Corpses.

Valentin Ross discovered more precise method

1806

A more precise method for detecting small accounts of Arsenic

Mathley Orilla

1814

Father of forensic Toxicology

Polarizing Microscope

1828

The polarizing microscope was invented.

First Microscope detection of sperm

1839

Chemical test allowed for detection or concealed evidence.

First use of toxicology evidence

1839

The first use of toxicology of evidence is used in criminal law.

Photographs

1850 - 1860

First presumptive test for blood

1863

The first presumptive test for blood.

Anthropometry

1879

A system of identifying people y their physical appearance.

Sherlock Holmes

1887 - 1893

Published series of forensic science.

''Jack the Ripper''

1888

London terrorized by a serial killer.

''Criminal Investigation''

1893

A novel by Hans Gross first book published of criminal.

Blood type discovery

1901

''ABO'' blood typing discovered by Karl Landsteiner.

''Questioned Documents''

1910

Published by Albert Osborn. They were a handwriting analysis.

Locards Exchange

1913

When two objects came into contact with each other, a cross-transfer of materials occurs that can connect a criminal suspect to the victim or the scene. Also started the first known police academy.

Los Angles Crime Lab

1923

First in the USA

Training Centers Open

1981

FBI and Forensic research centers open