History of forensic science

Events

Carl W. Scheele

1775

devised a test for detecting Arsenic in corpses
(the inheritance powder

valentin ross

1806

discovered more precise 
method for detecting small amounts of Arsenic

Mathieu Orilla

1814

aka 'Father of Forensic 
Toxicology' published article on detection of poisons and 
effects

polarizing microscope invented

1828

1st use of toxicological evidence in criminal trial

1839

first microscopic detection of sperm

1839

photographs

1850 - 1860

1st presumptive test for blood

1863

Alphonse Bertillion introduced Antropometry

1879 - 1903

sherlock holmes

1887 - 1893

Jack the Ripper

1888

Criminal Investigation

1893

Hans gross

ABO blood typing discovered by Karl Landsteiner

1901

Will West Case

1903

questioned documents (hand written analysis) published by albert Osborn

1910

locards exchange principle by Edmond locard (French)

1913

los angeles pd crime lab

1923

University of California at berkeley criminalistics by dr. paul kirk

1930

FBI national laboratory opens under j. edgar hoover

1932

FBI forensic science research and training center opens

1981