Forensic Science

Timeline created by brooklynjayde2002
  • 1,250 BCE

    13th century china

    13th century china
    the first case ever recorded using forensic science
  • mathieu orfila

    mathieu orfila
    considered the "father of forensic toxicology
  • william herschel

    william herschel
    used thumbprints on documents to identify workers in india
  • alphonse bertilon

    alphonse bertilon
    father of criminal identification. developed anthropology which used body measurements to distinguish individuals
  • henry faulds

    henry faulds
    uses fingerprints to eliminate an innocent burglary suspect
  • sir authur conan doyle

    sir authur conan doyle
    published his first sherlock holmes story; considered the first CSI featured in four novels and 56 short stories, popularized scientific crime-detection methods
  • francis galton

    francis galton
    published finger prints. conducted the first definitive study of fingerprints and their classification. gave proof of their uniqueness
  • hans gross

    hans gross
    wrote the first paper describing the application of scientific principles to the field of criminal investigation. published criminal investigation
  • karl landsteiner

    karl landsteiner
    discovered the ABO blood groups, later received nobel prize
  • edmond locard

    edmond locard
    incorporated gross' principles within a workable crime lab; became the founder ad director of the institute of criminalistics at the university of lyons, france.
  • albert s. osborn

    albert s. osborn
    published questioned documents. developed the fundamental principles of document examination
  • leone lattes

    leone lattes
    developed a method for determining blood type from dried blood
  • august vollmer

    august vollmer
    established the first crime lab in the united states, located in los angelos.
  • calvin goddard

    calvin goddard
    developed a comparison microscope; first used to compare bullets to see if fired from the same weapon