China started to use forensic science in solving crimes with pigs
A person was guilty until proven innocent. A guilty person was was tortured until he admitted his crime. If a person was innocent, God would give them the strength to withstand the torture
U.S Postal Inspection Services Laboratories opens
Scheele was a Swedish chemist that devised a test for detecting Arsenic in corpses
Medical advancements allowed MEs to determine the cause of death. Microscopes started to get more usage
Ross discovered a more precise way to detect small amounts of arsenic.
Mathieu Orilla was known as the "Father of Forensic Toxiocology." He published many articles on the detection of poisons and its effects on the body
The polarizing microscope was invented that helped a lot during investigation of crimes
Major crime lab in Britian
This was when the first detection of sperm was seen under a microscope
This was the first time toxicological evidence was used to aid in a criminal trial
The use of photographs in crime scenes really helped investigators keep track of their stuff. Instead of sketching and writing things down, investigators could actually look at the crime scene in actuality again.
This was the first presumptive test for blood
Bertillon introduced the Bertillon system (Anthropometry) which basically took precise measurements of a convicted person.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle published a series of books about Sherlock Holmes who was a private investigator/forensic scientist
London was terrorized by a serial killer known as "Jack the Ripper"
"Criminal Investigation" by Hans Gross was published. This was the first book of criminal investigations using forensic science
McCrone was known as the, "Father of Modern Microscopy."
ABO blood typing was discovered by Landsteiner
There were two convicted felons that had the same measurements. THEY WERE NOT IDENTICAL TWINS. This case led to the end of the Bertillon system
"Questioned Documents" was published by Osborn
Edmond Locard came up with a principle that states when 2 people or objects come into contact with each other, they are bound to transfer materials onto each other.
Major Crime Lab in Canada
The first crime lab was opened in LA
University of California at Berkeley Criminalizes Department was led by Kirk
The first FBI National Laboratory was opened under Director Hoover
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives open
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Laboratories opens