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The classification of fingerprints as we know of today were first used in china around early 700 BC to identify documents.
They found evidence of lies in peoples testimonies.
Fingerprints were first used to determine identify.
Germanic and Slavic societies made law that medical experts must be the ones to determine cause of death in crimes.
Roman attorney Quintilliin shows that a bloody hand print.
First forensic autopsies are done at the University of Bologna.
First pathology reports published.
University of Leipzig offers the first courses in forensic medicine.
First recorded instance of physical matching of evidence leading to a murder conviction (John Toms, England).
German chemist Valentin Ross developed a method of detecting arsenic in a victims stomach.
Tommy Lee Andrews convicted of series of sexual assaults, using DNA profiling.
Britain's Forensic Science Service develops online footwear coding and detection system. This helps police to identify footwear marks quickly.
MSU develops software that automatically matches hand-drawn facial sketches to mugshots in databases.
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