Forensics timeline

Timeline created by Donny_D
  • Karl Landsteiner

    Karl Landsteiner
    first discovers human blood groups that adapts the technique to type stains.
  • Henry P. Deforrest

    Henry P. Deforrest
    Pioneers the first systematic use of fingerprints in the United States by the New York Civil Service Commission.
  • Professor R.A. Reiss

    Professor R.A. Reiss
    Reiss Sets up one of the first academic curricula in forensic science.
  • Theodore Roosevelt

    Theodore Roosevelt
    Roosevelt established the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
  • Victor Balthazard

    Victor Balthazard
    Victor publishes the first article on individualizing bullet markings.
  • J.J Thomson

    J.J Thomson
    J.J. builds the first mass spectrometer known as the hyperbola spectrograph.
  • Albert Schneider

    Albert Schneider
    First uses a vacuum apparatus to collect trace evidence.
  • Edmond Locard

    Edmond Locard
    First suggests 12 matching points as a positive fingerprint identification.
  • Georg Popp

    Georg Popp
    Pioneers the use of botanical identification in forensic work.
  • Charles E. Waite

    Charles E. Waite
    Is the first to catalog manufacturing data about weapons.
  • Edmond Locard

    Edmond Locard
    Enunciates the Locard's Exchange Principle.
  • Luke May

    Luke May
    One of the first American criminalists, pioneered striation analysis in the 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.