Chinese autospy chemist would test pigs lungs and intestine for verification of smoke ingestion. This would use to determine cause of death for humans in china.
Guilty person would confess under torture, while god will give the strength for innocent people to resist torture
Swedish Chemist devised a test for detecting Arsenic in corpses (the inheritance powder)
Valentin Ross (German) discovered more precise method for detecting small amounts of Arsenic
Mathieu Orilla aka Father of forensic toxicology published article on detection of poisons and effect
Polarizing microscopes invented
First microscopic detection of sperm
First-time toxicology was used as evidence in criminal court trial
Pictures were used to detail and record accurate crime scenes
Presumptive test for blood
Alphonse introduced the Bertillion method aka (anthropometry)
A system used to identify people by their physical appearance and was considered most accurate method for personal identifcation for nearly two decades. Was replaced by fingerprints in 1903
The most inluential fictional character created
by author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; his inluence
can be compared to that of the modern CSI shows.
Led to the creation of forensic movies and shows.
London terrorized by a serial killer who targeted prostitutes because of the embarrsement of his gentials
Hans Gross (Austrian) published; the 1st book of criminal investigation using
Father of microscopy. Walter was able identify almost every object inside a microscope. He was the expert of microscopes and helped forensic scientists examine different object during criminal cases
Discovered that blood types range from A, B, AB, O that is classified in all individuals
Case of misidentiication of two men whose
Bertillon's measurements were nearly identical between these two criminals.
It led to the end of Anthropometry
published by Albert Osborn, the question docuemnts are essentially handwriting analysis that was used to examine indivudials unique handwriting
When 2 objects come into contact with each other, a cross‑
transfer of materials occurs that can connect a criminal suspect to the victim or the crime scene. Locard also started the first known police crime lab.
The first ever crime lab was built in USA
Criminalistics Department led by Dr. Paul Kirk
Opens under Director J. Edgar Hoover, one of the largest and most comprehensive crime labs in the world. Operating out of a state-of-the-art facility in Quantico, VA
FBI Research and Training Center opened to train and teach young forensic scientist skills needed in real life criminal scenes