Guilty person would confess under torture, while God would give an innocent person the strength to resist the pain.
Devised a test for detecting Arsenic in corpses.
Arsenic= The inheritance powder)
Medical advancements allowed MEs to determine cause of deaths.
Valentin Ross discovered more precise method for detecting small amounts of Arsenic
AKA 'Father of Forensic Toxicology'.
Published article on detection of poisons and effects.
Microscopes allowed for the discovery of more physical evidence. Polarizing microscope invented in 1828.
Allowed more accurate recording
He 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 identification for nearly 2 decades.
Replaced by fingerprinting in 1903
The most influential character.
Created by author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; his influence can be compared to that of the modern CSI shows today.
London terrorized by a serial killer "Jack the Ripper"
"Criminal investigation" by Hans Gross published; the 1st book of criminal investigation using forensic science.
Walter McCrone 'Father of Modern Microscopy'
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.