History of Forensics

Events

earliest record of application of forensic science

201 - 300

Carl W. Scheele devised a test for detecting Arsenic in corpses

1775

Valentin Ross discovered more precise methods for detecting small amounts of arsenic

1806

Mathieu Orilla published article on detection of poisons and its effects

1814

Polarizing microscope invented

1828

first use of toxicology evidence in criminal trial

1839

Photographs

1850 - 1860

Alphonse Bertillon introduced Antropometry

1879 - 1903

Sherlock Holmes

1887 - 1893

Jack the Ripper terrorizes London

1888

"Criminal Investigation" by Hans Gross published

1893

the first book of criminal investigation using forensic science

ABO blood typing discovered by Karl Landsteiner

1901

fingerprinting gained prominence

1903

Will West Case

1903

Locard's Exchange Principle

1913