People got confessions by torturing suspects, and believed that God would give the suspects the strength to withstand the torture.
Chinese used scientific evidence and research to help solve a murder mystery.
Created test for detecting large amounts of arsenic in dead bodies.
Created a test that allowed more accurate method for detecting smaller amounts of arsenic.
Considered "Father of Forensic Toxicology" published a book for detecting poisons and their effects on the body.
See microscopic bacteria and particles in better detail.
Would become standard for all criminal trials to the present.
Allowed for detectives to not need to remember all the details at a crime scene.
Created "Bertillon's System" (Anthropometry), which identified people based on the idea that everyone has their own unique body types and structures. Most accurate method for identifying criminals for nearly 20 years.
Fictional detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and was first example of modern "CSI effect."
First well known serial killer in Western Society.
Published "Criminal Investigation," the first book of criminal investigation using forensic science.
Discovered by Karl Landsteiner and allowed blood types to be used in forensic science.
Two different, unrelated criminals had nearly identical body types, and officially ended the Anthropometry.
Published book "Questioned Documents."
Created Locard's Exchange Principle. This stated that when two different people or objects touch each other, particles only that they have will move to the other person.
This was the first crime lab in the United States.
Originally led by Dr. Paul Kirk, it allows students to study forensic science as a career opportunity.
The department opens under J. Edgar Hoover, and now federal investigators can use forensic science.
Students can train at the FBI for forensic science as a career opportunity.