A suspected guilty party would have to confess under torture, while "God" would give a supposedly innocent party the strength to
This marked the discovery of the fact that death by asphyxiation cause the inside of the lungs to be blackened. Happened in China during the third century.
Carl W. Scheele created a test for finding Arsenic in corpses due to its recent rise in popularity in assassinations.
Allowed ME's to determine the cause of deaths and microscopes were invented which allowed for the dicovery of more physical evidence.
A German woman by the name of Valentin Ross discovered a more precise way to find trace amounts of arsenic
A Spanish man by the name of Mathieu Orilla published an article on the detection of poisons and their effects
Polarising microscopy involves the use of polarised light to investigate the optical properties of various specimens. it had recently become more widely used in medical and biological research fields.
The first time someone looked at sperm under a microscope
The invention of cameras allowed more accurate recording
Introduced by Alphonse Bertillon and was a system for identifying people by their physical appearancewas considered to be the most accurate method of personal identiication for nearly 2 decades
The most influential fictional character created by author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; his influence can be compared to moder CSI shows like NCIS.
Local London Terrorizer
An Austrian man named Hans Gross published the first book of criminal investigation using forensic science.
Discovered by Karl Landsteiner
Father of Moder Microscopy
Became officially recognized because of 1903 Will West case
Case of misidentification of two men whose
Bertillon's measurements were nearly identical.
It led to the end of Anthropometry.
First look at hand writing analysis
Created by Edmond Locard this principle states that whenever two things come into contact with each other there is an exchange in materials whether it be hair or something else.
Los Angeles PD Crime Lab
Led By Dr Paul Kirk
Opens Under Director j. Edgar Hoover