A series featuring detailed accounts on how notable crimes and diseases were solved through forensic science.

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Peter Thomas Peter Thomas ...  Narrator 390 episodes, 1996-2011
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Storyline

Police increasingly utilize scientific laboratory analysis to solve crimes. This program reviews and re-enacts dramatic cases from around the world in which forensic scientists find and examine previously undetectable evidence. Through their hard work, criminals are brought to justice and the innocent are set free. Written by Anonymous

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No Witnesses. No Leads. No Problem.

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Documentary | Crime

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Official Sites:

Official site | Tru TV

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mystery Detectives See more »

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Medstar Television See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Forensic Files is the longest lasting criminology television show on T.V. See more »

Goofs

Several episodes of "Forensic Files" explain inductively coupled plasma (ICP) as a means for detecting metals according to their rate of evaporation. In fact, ICP is a spectrophotometric technique that measures the intensity of specific wavelengths of light emitted by each trace metal as they are heated to a very high temperature by a plasma. It has nothing to do with evaporation. See more »

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Referenced in NCIS: One Shot, One Kill (2004) See more »

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interesting insight into the minds of criminals and the investigators who find them
26 August 2006 | by james-1997See all my reviews

This show is well put together and on a few occasions as I viewed an episode I could recall reading about the case in the newspaper not long before. This made for an even more interesting watch. Unfortunately every time I view this program I cant help but to think that someone else out there watching is taking notes on what not to do if they are to commit a similar crime and get away with it. In this respect the content of the show is a bit unnerving because it reveals too many of law enforcements methods. I can imagine this program giving someone false hope in thinking that they could outsmart the investigators who would later try to piece together their actions. Even if that person is ultimately proved guilty, they still may have committed a crime that wouldn't have otherwise taken place had they not watched this show. I think on one hand the show is well intentioned and shares some very impressive forensic methods but on the other hand in doing so may be a little too thought provoking.


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