The Evolution of Forensic Science over Time

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  • 2208 BCE

    Detection After Cleaning

    Detection After Cleaning
    Scientists found a way to visualize fingerprints even after they have cleaned, relating too how fingerprints can corrode metal surfaces.
  • 2201 BCE

    Dental match

    Dental match
    Japanese researches a dental x-ray matching system. The system can automatically match dental x-rays in a database and matches someones teeth in less then a four seconds
  • 2200 BCE

    Footwear marks

    A development occurred in 2007 and the data called Footwear Intelligence Technology contains thousand of footwear prints which can be used to identify the footwear that caused the marks
  • 2181 BCE


    Mathieu Orfilla, known as father of Forensic
    Toxicology, published the first scientific treatise on the detection of poison.
  • 2005 BCE

    Fortunato Fidelis and Paolo Zacchia

    Italian surgeons Fortunato Fidelis and Paolo Zacchia laid the foundation of modern pathology by studying the changes in the structure of the body due to a disease.
  • 1198 BCE

    Biggest leap of Forensic Science

    The mid 1980's brought the biggest leap for forensic science since the analog fingerprinting DNA matching
  • 1191 BCE

    Edmond Locard

    Edmond Locard
    Edmond Locard formulated the basic principle of forensic science every contact leaves a trace.
  • 1189 BCE

    Criminal Fingerprinting

    Criminal Fingerprinting
    The Henry classification system developed by Sir Edward Henry was adopted as the standard for criminal fingerprinting techniques worldwide.
  • 1188 BCE

    First Technique of fingerprinting matching

    Sir Francis Galton developed the first technique of fingerprinting matching
  • 1183 BCE

    Henry Goddard

    Henry Goddard became the first to connect a bullet to a murder weapon using physical analysis.
  • 1067 BCE

    Chemical Test Invented

    Chemical Test Invented
    Swedish chemist, Carl Wilhelm Scheele, first developed a chemical test to detect arsenic in corpses.
  • 1040 BCE

    The book Xi Yuan Lu

    The Book Xi Yuan Lu by Song Ci in China became the earliest available literature to help determine the cause of death
  • 1020 BCE

    Roman Physician

    Roman Physician
    A Roman Physician Antistius performed the first officially recorded autopsy on the slain body of Roman politician Julius Caesar.
  • 200 BCE

    Forensics used for innocent Victims

    Forensics used for innocent Victims
    Roman Crater and jurist Quintilian used basic Forensics to acquit an innocent.
  • 100 BCE

    Practice of Examination

    The practice of removal and examination of the internal organs of humans after death by the Egyptians can be cited as the earliest example of autopsy.