Swedish Chemist, Carl W. Scheele, invented an Arsenic detecting device.
Invented a more efficient way of detecting small amounts of Arsenic
Published an article relating on the detection of poisons and their effects. It was the very first forensics relating article.
The polarizing microscope was invented in 1828. This invention made it possible to observe anisotropic samples.
In this year, the first microscopic observation of sperm was done
The first time the there was a usage of toxicological evidence in a criminal trial
The usage of photographs allowed for a more accurate recording of the scene. This replaced having to hand write details of the crime scene.
First supposed test for blood
Introduced the Bertillon's system (Anthropometry). This was considered the most efficient way of identifying people for nearly 2 decades.
Acted as an influential character for real forensic scientists. The fictional character inspired multiple ideas to officials.
Hans Gross published the 1st book of criminal investigation using
This discovery help classify a human based on their blood type
The end of Anthropometry due to the misidentification of Will West for another person.
Edmond Locard first introduced the theory of cross-transfer. It stated that when 2 objects come into contact, a cross-transfer of materials. This help connects a suspect to the crime scene.
The first crime lab in the United States opened in Los Angeles.
Dr. Paul Kirk led the first class relating to forensic science at the University of California at Berkeley Criminalistics
First National Laboratory in the United States opens under Director J. Edgar
The first FBI Forensic Science Research & Training Center is established in the United States.