Historical Timeline 4n6 Assignment

Events

Earliest Record of Application of Forensic Science

201 - 300 A.D.

Carl W. Scheele (Swedish Chemist)

1775

devised a test for detection of arsenic in corpses.

Valentin Ross Discovers Precise Method In Detecting Small Amounts of Arsenic

1806

Mathieu Orilla

1814

published article on detection of poisons and their effects.

Polarizing Microscope Invented

1828

1st use of toxicology evidence in criminal trial

1839

First microscope detection of sperm

1839

Photographs

1850 - 1860

1st presumptive test for blood

1863

Alphonse Bertillion introduced Antropometry

1879 - 1903

Sherlock Holmes

1887 - 1893

Jack the Ripper Murders Occured

1888

Criminal Investigation by Hans Gross

1893

ABO Blood Type discovered by Karl Landsteiner

1901

Will West Case

1903

Questioned Documents

1910

Locard's Exchange Principle

1913

Los Angeles PD Crime Lab

1923

University of California at Berkeley Criminalistic Department

1930

FBI National Laboratory opens under J. Edgar Hoover

1932

Walter McCrone

1960

FBI Forensic Science Research and Training Center Opens

1981