Forensic Science Timeline

Events

Carl W. Scheele

1775

devised a test for detecting arsenic in corpse

Father of toxicology- Mathieu

1814

introduction of Bertillon's system

Microscope

1828

polarizing microscope invented

Sherlock Holmes

1887 - 1893

Jack the ripper

1888

London serial killer terrorized the streets

first book of criminal investigation

1893

by Hans gross

ABO Blood typing

1901

Karl landsteiner

Will West Case ends Anthropometry

1903

case proved people can have the exact same measurements

Locard's Exchange Principle

1913

Edmond Locard's theory of cross transfer