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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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 »

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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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Episodes of the series have been used by the United States Department of Justice to help train their personnel. 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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Very interesting.
4 May 2001 | by jaspervanzylSee all my reviews

"Medical Detectives" is an extremely interesting series in which you learn about crimes been solved through the miracle of medical technology. The narrator is excellent and the stories carefully picked. But alas, like all other documentaries some episodes are quite boring, for instance the episode "Killer Fog". But even this episode managed to keep me intruiged in the scientists' brilliant minds. This series will keep me watching until the end of time!


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