History of Forensic Science 1900-2000

Timeline created by michaelpineda
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Timeline Henry The United KingdomHome Secretary Office conducted an inquiry into Identification of criminals by measurement and fingerprints
Timeline U.S. Army The United States Army start using fingerprints, DC to provide a centralized reference collection of fingerprint cards
Timeline Fingerprint card The first official fingerprint card was developed
Timeline Palm print identification First palm print identification is made in Nevada.Bloody palm print, found on a letter left at the scene was later identified to Ben Kuhl.
Timeline Edmond Locard Edmond Locard suggested that there was 12 matching points as a positive fingerprint identification
Timeline FBI J. Edgar Hoover,who been appointed acting director less than two months earlier, quickly formed a Division of identification
Timeline Frank Lundquist Frank Lundquist develops the acid phosphatase test for semen
Timeline Max Frei-Sulzer Max Frei-Sulzer develops the tape lift method of collecting trace evidence
Timeline James Watson and Francis Crick James Watson and Francis Crick published a landmark paper identifying the structure of DNA
Timeline R.F. Brokenstein R.F. Brokenstein, Captain of the Indiana state police, invented the Breathalyzer for field sobriety testing
Timeline Mocker and Stewart Mocker and Stewart developed skeletal growth stages
Timeline AFIS Computer data base of fingerprints was developed, which came to be known as the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS). Present day, there are nearly 70 million cards, or nearly 700 million individual fingerprints entered in AFIS.
Timeline (SIR) Alac Jeffreys Alec Jeffreys developed the first DNA profiling test.
Timeline DNA evidence Mitochondria DNA evidence is used in court for the first time in the U.S.
Timeline NDIS An FBI DNA database,NDIS(National DNA Index System), is put into practice
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History of Forensic Science