History of Forensic Science 1900-2000

  • Henry

    The United KingdomHome Secretary Office conducted an inquiry into Identification of criminals by measurement and fingerprints
  • U.S. Army

    The United States Army start using fingerprints, DC to provide a centralized reference collection of fingerprint cards
  • Fingerprint card

    The first official fingerprint card was developed
  • 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.
  • Edmond Locard

    Edmond Locard suggested that there was 12 matching points as a positive fingerprint identification
  • FBI

    J. Edgar Hoover,who been appointed acting director less than two months earlier, quickly formed a Division of identification
  • Frank Lundquist

    Frank Lundquist develops the acid phosphatase test for semen
  • Max Frei-Sulzer

    Max Frei-Sulzer develops the tape lift method of collecting trace evidence
  • James Watson and Francis Crick

    James Watson and Francis Crick published a landmark paper identifying the structure of DNA
  • R.F. Brokenstein

    R.F. Brokenstein, Captain of the Indiana state police, invented the Breathalyzer for field sobriety testing
  • Mocker and Stewart

    Mocker and Stewart developed skeletal growth stages
  • 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.
  • (SIR) Alac Jeffreys

    Alec Jeffreys developed the first DNA profiling test.
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    History of Forensic Science

  • DNA evidence

    Mitochondria DNA evidence is used in court for the first time in the U.S.
  • NDIS

    An FBI DNA database,NDIS(National DNA Index System), is put into practice