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Episode List


Season 7

18 Sep. 2001
For homicide investigators, it's a race against time when they track their deadliest foe: a serial killer who murders to feel alive.
25 Sep. 2001
Deadly Intentions
Murder victims are often lured to their death by someone they trust, someone with "Deadly Intentions." Examples: a responder to a newspaper ad in Virginia; a "girl" that a Texas Aggie student met in an Internet chat room; and a California family member with an ulterior motive.
28 Aug. 2001
Deadly Aim
When a killer turns a gun on a victim, ballistic analysis is key to cracking the case. Each shot fired leaves behind its own clues, allowing scientists to target murderers with deadly aim.
18 Dec. 2001
Deadly Smile
Investigators rely on forensic odontology - the examination of dental evidence - to identify a body from a single tooth and to catch two ruthless killers from their bite marks.
Military Justice
Examining crimes committed by military personnel, including the case of a Marine Corps sergeant who reported his wife missing and found himself charged with murder; and a sailor killed with his own gun.
The Unforgotten
Some homicide cases go unsolved for years. It takes diligence and cutting-edge technology to catch suspects who believe their crimes have been forgotten.
5 Mar. 2002
Tainted Blood
Forensic scientists find clues written in blood as they investigate the murders of three women who were killed by men who once loved them.
19 Mar. 2002
Proof of Innocence
Three men wrongly convicted of crimes are ultimately set free by DNA analysis.
Drawing Conclusions
A teenager is abducted on a shopping trip. Two hikers go missing on the Appalachian Trail. A grandmother never returns home from work. Forensic artists turn witness statements into pictures to recreate the face of their killers.
10 Sep. 2002
Stranger Than Fiction
A millionaire is murdered for a stash of buried treasure. A young woman dates violent men, only to be killed by her best friend. A decomposed body is found but the victim's organs look as if he had died the day before. When real crimes are stranger than fiction, forensic science can sort fact from fantasy.
21 May 2002
Predators and Parasites
For the forensic entomologist, insects that nest in corpses are like witnesses to the crime. By studying their behavior, scientists learn everything -- from when a murder was committed to what sort of weapon was used.
11 Jun. 2002
In the Camera's Eye
Photography has long been a fundamental tool in homicide investigations. A single image can hold enough information to identify a suspect and preserve vital clues long after a witness's memory fades.
25 Jun. 2002
Wasted Youth
Investigators dispute the innocence of teens involved in murders.
Collective Justice
Two heads are better than one. When killers are cunning and truth elusive, a private think-tank called the Vidocq Society can provide investigators with fresh perspectives on cold cases.

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