History of Forensics

Events

Carl W. Scheele(Swedish Chemist) devised a test for detecting Arsenic in corpses

1775

Valentin Ross discovered more precise method for detecting small amounts of Arsenic

1806

Mathieu Orilla published article on detection of poisins and effect

1814

Polarizing microscope invented

1828

irst microscopic detection of sperm

1839

1st use of toxicological evidence in criminl trial

1839

Potographs (allowed more accurate recordings)

1850 - 1860

1st presumtive test for blood

1863

Intro of the Bertillon's system

1879

Sherlock Holmes

1887 - 1893

London terrorized by serial killer Jack the Ripper

1888

ABO blood typing discovered

1901

Locard's Exchage Principles

1913

LA PD Crime Lab

1923

Cal Berkley Criminalistic Department

1930

FBI national lab opens

1932

FBI Forensics Science research and trainin center opens

1981