Forensic Science 1912-(1920's)

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  • 1912

    Masaeo Takayama developed another microscopic crystal test for hemoglobin using hemochromogen crystals
  • 1913

    Victor Balthazard, professor of forensic medicine at the Sorbonne, published the first article on individualizing bullet
  • 1915

    Leone Lattes, professor at the Institute of Forensic Medicine in Turin Italy, developed the first antibody test for ABO
    blood groups. He first used the test in casework to resolve a marital dispute. He published L’Individualità del sangue
    nella biologia, nella clinica, nella medicina, legale, the first book dealing not only with clinical issues, but heritability,
    paternity, and typing of dried stains.
  • 1915

    International Association for Criminal Identification, (to become The International Association of Identification
    (IAI), was organized in Oakland, California.
  • 1916

    Albert Schneider of Berkeley, California first used a vacuum apparatus to collect trace evidence.
  • 1918

    Edmond Locard first suggested 12 matching points as a positive fingerprint identification.
  • 1904

    Locard published L'enquete criminelle et les methodes scientifique, in which appears a passage that may have given
    rise to the forensic precept that “Every contact leaves a trace.”
  • 1920

    Charles E. Waite was the first to catalog manufacturing data about weapons.
  • 1920s

    Georg Popp pioneered the use of botanical identification in forensic work.
  • 1920's

    Luke May, one of the first American criminalists, pioneered striation analysis in tool mark comparison, including an
    attempt at statistical validation. In 1930 he published The identification of knives, tools and instruments, a positive
    science, in The American Journal of Police Science.
  • (1920's)

    Calvin Goddard, with Charles Waite, Phillip O. Gravelle, and John H Fisher, perfected the comparison microscope
    for use in bullet comparison.
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