History of Forensic Science

Events

Carl Wilhelm Scheele

1775

Devised a test to find arsenic.

Valentin Ross

1806

Found a more precise way to find small traces of arsenic.

Mathieu Orilla

1814

Published an article on detection of poison and effects.

Polarized Microscope

1828

Polarized Microscope was invented.

Irst microscope

1839

Microscope that could detect sperm.

Toxicological Evidence

1839

First time toxicological evidence was used in criminal trial.

Presumptive Test

1863

First time use of presumptive test for blood.

Alphonse Bertillon (French)

1879

introduced the Bertillon's System

Karl Landsteiner

1901

Discovered ABO blood typing.

Will West Case

1903

Case that ended anthropometry

Edmond Locard

1913

Locard's Exchange Principle

Los Angeles PD Crime Lab

1923

First irst in the USA.

FBI Forensic Science Research and Training center opens

1981