Forensic Accomplishments

Timeline created by Scherrer31maddie
  • 1300

    Century China

    The first case ever recorded using forensic science. A village had a stabbing and they took all the knives and which ever knife the flies landed on that is the murder weapon.
  • Mathieu Orfila

    Considered the " Father of Forensic Toxicology" , because Orfila worked to make chemical analysis a routine part of forensic medicine, and made studies of asphyxiation, the decomposition of bodies, and exhumation.
  • William Herschel

    Used thumbprints on documents to identify workers in India.
  • Alphonse Bertillon

    " Father of Criminal Identification". Developed Anthropometry which uses body measurements to distinguish individuals.
  • Henry Faulds

    Uses fingerprints to eliminate an innocent burglary suspect.
  • Sir Arthur 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

    Published Finger prints. Conducted the first definitive study of fingerprints and their classification. Gave proof of their uniqueness.
  • Hans Gross

    wrote the first paper describing the application of scientific principles to the field of criminal investigation. Published Criminal Investigation.
  • Karl Landsteiner

    Discovered the ABO blood groups, later received Nobel Prize.
  • Edmond Locard

    Incorporated Gross principles within a workable crime lab; became the founder and director of the institute of Criminalistics at the university of Lyons, France.
  • Albert S. Osborn

    Published Questioned Documents. Developed the fundamental principles of document examination.
  • Leone Lattes

    Developed a method for determining blood type from dried blood.
  • August Vollmer

    Established the First Crime Lab in United States, Located in Los Angeles.
  • Calvin Goddard

    Developed a comparison microscope; first used to compare bullets to see if fired from the same weapon.