One day a Physician decided to run a trail on pigs to to see what the difference was in their lungs if they were killed by smoke inhalation or killed before. He tested this out and found a difference and compared it to a accident that occurred.His evidence proved that a women strangled her husband and lit their house on fire instead of the house accidentally catching a fire.
Arsenic Test created
A Swedish chemist, Carl W. Scheele, created a test that would allow you to be able to detect Arsenic in the form of inheritance powder presence in corpses.
A German that discovered a better way of detecting small amounts of Arsenic.
Father of Forensic Toxicology
Mathieu Orilla wrote about poisons and different ways to detect them and the effects.
Polarizing Microscope Invented
This microscope being created allowed for the detection of sperm.
1850 - 1860
People started using photographs to take pictures of crime scenes which made records more accurate.
1850 - 1860
People started using photographs to take pictures of crime scenes.
Alphonse Bertillon created a system that measures a persons physical appearance to identify people.
First criminal investigation book
Published by Hans Gross in Australia.
Father of Modern Microscopy
Walker McCrone was ale to identify mostly everything with a look under the microscope.
ABO blood typing discovered
Will West Case
Two twins that were arrested on separate occasions were misidentified because of Anthropometry. This identification because of their extremely similar features led to the end of Anthropometry.
Locard's Exchange Principle
Edmond Locard discovered that when you come in contact with something, you cross- transfer material.
Los Angeles PD Crime Lab
First Crime lab in the USA
First Criminalistics department
Dr. Paul Kirk was the first to start this department at the University of California