-devised a test for detecting Arsenic in corpses
German who discovered more precise method for detecting small amounts of Arsenic.
Spanish man who published article on detection of poisons and effects
-aka known as "Father of Forensic Toxicology"
Polarizing microscope invented
First Microscope Detection of Sperm
1st Use of Toxicological Evidence in Criminal Trial
1850 - 1860
-allowed more accurate recording
1st Presumptive Test For Blood
-French man who introduced Bertillon's System (aka Anthropometry)
-system for identifying people by physical appearance
-considered to be most accurate method of personal identification for nearly two decades
-replaced by fingerprinting in 1903
1887 - 1893
"Jack the Ripper"
London terrorized by serial killer.
"Criminal Investigation" by Hans Gross
-Austrian published the first book of criminal investigation for Forensic Science
ABO Blood Typing
-discovered by Karl Osborn
Will West Case
-two men that had same exact measurements and looked identical
-published by Albert Osborn
-handwriting analysis "forgery"
Locard's Exchange Principle
-by French Edmond Locard
-when two objects come into contact with each other, a cross transfer of materials occurs that can connect a criminal suspect to the victim of the crime scene.
-Locard also started first known police crime lab.
1916 - 2002
-"Father of Modern Microscopy"
Los Angeles PD Crime Lab
-first in United States
University of California at Berkeley Criminalistics Department