The New Detectives: Case Studies in Forensic Science (TV Series 1996–2005) Poster

Episode List



24 Mar. 1998
Camera Clues
How crime scene photos can provide valuable clues during an investigation.
Double Helix
DNA can be used to convict or exonerate a person, identify criminals and victims, and can be collected in a variety of ways.
Burning Evidence
How forensics can find clues even in charred remains.
Short Fuse
Finding clues in explosions.
Signed in Blood
Handwriting analysis can determine mood, motive, and many other psychological traits.
Trial of the Century
What forensics uncovered during the O.J. Simpson murder trial.
Deadly Target
How ballistics can help identify cause of death, guns, and killers.
Fatal Compulsion
The most famous serial killer (Ted Bundy), who may have killed 40 women, was only convicted because of an odontologist's being able to match his teeth with a bite mark on a victim in Florida. In the home of a Canadian serial rapist-turned-killer, tiny trace evidence was found. Videotapes convicted him, but his wife's participation in torture and sexual abuse was ignored because she turned state's evidence for a 12-year sentence before the tapes were found. A single bloody palm print led to the female serial killer Aileen Wuornos, who confessed to killing six ...
6 Jan. 1998
Lethal Dosage
While drugs can cure diseases and ease pain, they can also be agents of murder. Toxicologists can examine blood and tissue to uncover cases where death is not as natural as it may seem.
13 Jan. 1998
Tools of Death
Sometimes the same tool or weapon used to commit a crime can be used to solve it.
27 Jan. 1998
Infallible Witness
Experimental techniques and computer analysis can give new dimensions to a case.
3 Feb. 1998
From the Ashes
Arson investigators turn ashes into concrete evidence.
24 Nov. 1998
Lethal Obsession
Blind ambition, rage, and desire can lead to murder.
17 Nov. 1998
Traces of Guilt
The smallest clues can solve a case.
29 Dec. 1998
Electronic Witness
As technology becomes more advanced, people can't help but leave electronic traces wherever they go.
8 Dec. 1998
Dead Wrong
Criminals often attempt to change crime scenes to hide a crime. Forensics can detect how.
1 Dec. 1998
Lasting Impressions
Sometimes killers leave behind unintentional traces, like shoe treads and fingerprints.
15 Dec. 1998
Deadly Dealings
Why some killers hire others to kill for them.
22 Dec. 1998
Body Count
The New Detectives examines several disturbing cases of serial killers including the Hillside Stranger (Kenneth Bianchi and Angelo Buono) in Los Angeles, the Trailside Killer (David Carpenter) near San Francisco, and the Interstate Killer (Larry Eyler) who dumped bodies along Interstate 294 in Illinois and Indiana.

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