The first record of Forensic science was used in China
The guilty would confess under
torture, while God would give the
innocent the will to
Created a test that would detect Arsenic (the inheritance powder) in corpses.
Medical advancements which allowed MEs to determine cause of
deaths and microscopes for the discovery of more physical
German scientist Valentin Ross discovered a better yet more precise
method for detecting Arsenic in small amounts.
Mathieu Orilla published an article on the effects and detection of poisons.
The polarizing microscope was invented.
1st use of toxicological evidence in criminal trial happened ans sperm was first detected on a microscopic level.
Photographs gave more accuracy to forensics scientist.
1st presumptive test for blood.
Alphonse Bertillon (French) introduced the Bertillon's
system, aka Anthropometry
The forensic series Sherlock Holmes creates way for the CSI Effect.
"Criminal Investigation" by Hans Gross was
published and was the 1st book of criminal investigation using
ABO blood typing was discovered by Karl Landsteiner
Edmond Locard comes up with "Locard's Exchange Principle" which states that "When 2 objects come into contact with each other, a cross‑
transfer of materials occurs that can connect a criminal
suspect to the victim or the crime scene." who then was responsible for the the first known police crime lab.
The first in USA, Los Angeles PD Crime Lab, is established.