First ever record of forensic science being used for a crime scene
People were guilty until proven innocent. So they would be tortured until they confess, while the innocent people will get strength from God to resist.
Carl Scheele, a Swedish chemist, devised a test for detecting Arsenic in corpses also known as the inheritance powder.
Discovered a more accurate way to find small amount of Arsenic in corpses,
Known as the "Father of Forensic Toxicology, published an article about detecting poisons and effects.
The polarizing microscope was invented
First microscopic detection of sperm
The first time use of toxicological evidence in criminal trial
Photographs allowed more accurate recordings.
First ever presumptive test for blood.
Alphonse Bertillon introduced Anthropometry which was a system by identifying people with their physical appearance and was considered the most accurate method for personal identification for 2 decades.
A fictional character that influenced many created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Can be compared to modern day CSI shows.
A serial killer named Jack the Ripper terrorized London by killing prostitutes.
Published by Hans Gross, the first book of criminal investigation using forensic science.
ABO blood typing discovered by Karl Landsteiner.
A case of false identification of two men from the Bertillon's system which were nearly identical. This led to the end of anthropometry.
When two objects come in contact with each other, a cross-material happens that can connect a suspect to the victim or crime scene. Locard also started the first known police crime lab.
Father of Modern Microscopy
First ever crime lab in the US
University of California at Berkeley Criminalistics Department led by Dr. Paul Kirk.
The FBI National Laboratory opens under J.Edgar Hoover.
FBI Forensic Science Research & Training Center opens.