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

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Infallible Witness
Experimental techniques and computer analysis can give new dimensions to a case.
From the Ashes
Arson investigators turn ashes into concrete evidence.
Living in Terror
Terrorists, armed with bombs and other new technology, are disarmed through the same means.
24 Nov. 2000
Lethal Obsessions
Blind ambition, rage, and desire can lead to murder.
17 Nov. 2000
Traces of Guilt
The smallest clues can solve a case.
Trails of Evidence
In criminal investigations, a simple clue can provide the missing link by placing a suspect at the scene of the crime. Dirt left on shoes, tires or clothes can pinpoint where the crime occurred. But it takes the skilled eye of a forensic investigator to follow the trail of evidence to find the killer.
12 Dec. 2000
For Love or Money
Investigators use forensics to solve relationship tragedies.
To Kill Again
Some people do get away with murder, at least for a while. Thrilled by their success, they tend to kill again and again. But with each crime they leave behind more clues for investigators. In this episode, two serial killers are profiled: Faryion Edward Wardrip who murdered five women in Texas, and landlady Dorothy Apuente, who murdered seven of her tenants.
4 Dec. 2000
Written in Bone
At the scene of a murder, sometimes the only clues to the killer come from the victim. Forensic anthropologists use skeletal remains to decipher the clues written in the bones to bring the murderers to justice.
10 Oct. 2000
False Witness
Often, the eyewitnesses of a crime are also the main suspects. They're able to manipulate the truth to throw off the authorities. When a murder is committed and deceit clouds the evidence, investigators turn to forensics to uncover the truth, expose a murderous lie and capture the killer.
Nov. 2000
Scent of the Kill
In May 1996, Ray and Fleta Holladay were worried about their daughter, Kathy Beadle. She had checked into a clinic in Toronto, Canada for cancer treatment. That was six weeks ago and they hadn't spoken to her since.
21 Nov. 2000
In the Line of Fire
A sniper is brought to justice through ballistic tests; a missing woman is identified through her dental remains; a semen sample is tied to a gunman.
21 Nov. 2000
Approximately 1.8 million Americans are reported missing each year. Some are runaways who find their way home, but others simply disappear. When foul play is suspected, investigators turn to forensics to find the missing.
26 Dec. 2000
Left at the Scene
Police use trace evidence and paint analysis to track a killer of gay prostitutes; a husband is linked to his estranged wife's murder by saliva and ink found at the scene.

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