The earliest record of application of forensic science
Guilty person would confess under torture, while God would give an innocent person the strength to resist the pain.
Devised a test for detecting Arsenic (the inheritance powder) in corpses
Allowed ME's to determine cause of deaths
Discovered more precise method for detecting small amounts of Arsenic.
'Father of Forensic Toxicology'; published article on detection of poisons and effects.
Allowed the discovery of more physical evidence.
Located in Britain
Allowed ore accurate recording.
Introduced Bertillon's system (Anthropometry); a system for identifying people by their physical appearance and was considered the most accurate method of personal identification for for almost 20 years. Was replaced by fingerprinting in 1903.
The most influential fictional character created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. His influence can be compared to that of modern CSI shows today.
London was terrorized by serial killer 'Jack the Ripper'.
The first book of criminal investigation using forensic science.
Father of Modern Microscopy.
Discovered by Karl Landsteiner.
Case of misidentification of two men who's Bertillon's measurements were almost identical, leading to the end of Anthropometry.
Published by Albert Osborn
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.
Located in Canada. Centre of Forensic Sciences (Toronto). The Institute of Legal Medicine and Police Science (Montreal).
First crime lab in USA.
Led by Dr. Paul Kirk.
Opened under Director J. Edgar Hoover.
Analyze drugs seized in violation of federal laws.
Located in Fort Gillem, Ellenwood, GA.
analyze alcoholic beverages, weapons, and explosive devices.