History of forensics

Events

3rd century (China)

200 - 299

the first application that was recorded of forensic science

17th century

1600 - 1643

The person who was guilty would be tortured until they confess, but if the person was innocent god would give them the strength to not feel the pain

Carl W. Scheele

1775

he made a test for detecting arsenic in dead people (corpses)

19th century

1806

a German named Valentin Ross discovered a precise method for detecting a small amount of arsenic

19th century

1814

a Spanish man named Mathieu Orilla who was also called the "father of forensics toxicology" made an article for detecting poisons and the effects they have

19th century

1828

the first polarizing microscope was invented

19th century

1839

first microscope detecting of sperm

19th century

1839

The first use of toxicology used as evidence in a criminal trial

19th century

1850 - 1860

they allowed photographs so they could have a more accurate recording of the crime scene

19th century

1863

the first presumptive testing for blood

19th century

1879

a french scientist named Alphonse Bertillon introduced anthropometry which is a scientist a system for identifying by their physical appearance which was the second most accurate method of identifying for nearly 2 decades

19th century

1888

London was introduced to a serial killer named "jack the ripper"

19the century

1893

a criminal investigation by opened up and published by Hans gross which was the first criminal investigator book using forensic science

19th century

1901

ABO was discovered by Karl Landsteiner

20th century

1901

Walter McCrone which is the "father of modern microscopy"

19th century

1903

they replaced anthropometry with fingerprinting

19th century

1910

a publisher published an article called "questioned Documents"

19th century

1913

a french guy named Edmond Locard made a principle Locard exchange which is when 2 ojects make contact a cross transfer of materials occur which can help the case with connection the suspect to the crime scene

20th century

1923

LAPD crime lab was the first in the U.S to open up

20th century

1930

Berkeley criminalistics was led by DR.Paul Kirk

20th century

1932

Director J,Edgar Hoover opens up the FBI national Laboratory

20th century

1981

FBI forensic science research & training center opens