Forensics Science

Events

Earliest record of application of forensic science

201 - 300

3rd century in China

Carl W. Scheele (Swedish Chemist)

1775

Devised a test for detecting Arsenic in corpses

Valentin Ross

1806

German scientist discovered more precise method for detecting small amounts of arsenic

Mathieu Orilla

1814

Published article on detection of poisons and effects

Invention of polarizing microscope

1828

1st use of toxicological evidence in criminal trial

1839

First microscopic detection of sperm

1839

Photographs allowed for more accurate recording

1850 - 1860

1st presumtive test for blood

1863

Alphonse Bertillion introduced Antropometry

1879 - 1903

Will west case with exact physical appearance identifications

Sherlock Holmes

1887 - 1893

jack the ripper

1888

Criminal Investigation by Hans Gross

1893

ABO blood typing discovered by Karl Landsteiner

1901

Questioned Documents by Albert Osborn

1910

Locard's Exchange principle

1913

Los Angeles PD Crime Lab (the first in USA)

1923

University of California at Berkeley Criminalists

1930

FBI National Laboratory opens under J. Edgar Hoover

1932

FBI Forensic Science Research and Training center opens

1981