Historical Timeline

Events

Microscopes

1828

Polarizing microscope invented

toxicological evidence

1839

First use of toxicological evidence in a criminal trial

Photographs (allowed more accurate recording)

1850 - 1860

Blood Testing

1863

1st persumative test for blood

Bertillon's  system (aka Anthropometry)

1879

A system for identifying people by their physical apperance

Jack the ripper

1888

London terrorized by serial killer

Criminal investigation

1893

1st book of criminal investigation using forensic science