Forensic Science

Events

Burned Pigs

300

Carl W. Scheele devised a test for detecting Arsenic in corpses

1775

medical enhancements

1800 - 1899

Valentin Ross discovered a more precise method for detecting small amounts of Arsenic

1806

Mathieu Orilla published article on detection of poisons and effects

1814

Polarizing microscope invented

1828

First microscopic detection of  sperm

1839

1st use of toxicological evidence in criminal trial

1839

Photographs

1850 - 1860

1st presumptive test for blood

1863

Alphonse Bertillon introduced the Bertillon's  system

1879

Sherlock Holmes

1887 - 1893

London terrorized by a serial killer "Jack the Ripper"

1888

"Criminal Investigation" by Hans Gross was published

1893

ABO blood typing discovered by Karl Landsteiner

1901

Bertillon's system was replaced by fingerprinting

1903

Locard's Exchange Principle

1913

Los Angeles PD Crime Lab was created

1923

University of California at Berkeley Criminalistics  Department led by Dr. Paul Kirk

1930

FBI National Laboratory opens under Director J. Edgar  Hoover

1932

FBI Forensic Science Research & Training Center opens

1981