A man named corner solved a case where a woman was suspected of killing her husband. The woman claimed he dies in died in a a fire but then corner found out the the body was already dead before the fire. He found this out by making an experiment on two pigs. During one while alive and the other while dead. This was how he detected that the man was already dead before during.
People would get tortured and would get torched to get the truth token out of them.
Swedish chemist who developed a test for detecting arsenic in corpse
Medical advancements allowed MEs to determine cause of
deaths. Microscopes allowed for the discovery of more physical
German Chemist who developed a more precise test foe detecting arsenic in the walls of victims stomach
Spaniard who is considered the father of toxicology. Published article on detection of poisons and
first microscopic detection of sperm
allowed more accurate recording
Alphonse Bertillon (French) introduced the Bertillon's
system (aka Anthropometry)
a system for identifying people by their physical appearance
was considered to be the most accurate method of personal
identiication for nearly 2 decades
replaced by ingerprinting in 1903
The most inluential ictional character created
by author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; his inluence
can be compared to that of the modern CSI shows
Infamous murderer Jack the Ripper killed London female prostitutes in 1888. Never captured, his identity is one of English's most famous unsolved mysteries.
Developed principles of criminal investigation. His book criminal investigation detailed how investigators could use physics microscopy, chemistry in an investigation.
ABO blood typing discovered
'Father of Modern Microscopy'
Case of misidentiication of two men whose
Bertillon's measurements were nearly identical.
It led to the end of Anthropometry.
Questioned Documents 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 irst known police crime lab.
Los Angeles PD Crime Lab (the irst in USA)
University of California at Berkeley Criminalistics
Department led by Dr. Paul Kirk
FBI National Laboratory opens under Director J. Edgar
FBI Forensic Science Research & Training Center opens