Unlike what’s seen on TV crime shows, forensic science often requires weeks or months to produce results, and – although it’s far from boring – it rarely involves confronting a suspect.
This program debunks pop-culture stereotypes and illuminates the real-world chemistry, biology, and physics of criminology.
Exploring three main forensic science disciplines – field work, lab analysis, and medical examination – the program shows how:
- crime scenes are defined and protected
- blood, DNA, fingerprints, cloth fibers, spent ammunition, and other forms of physical evidence are gathered and studied
- autopsies, dentistry, toxicology, and psychology come into play
Viewing time: 27 minutes. Closed-captioned. 2007. Purchase options: DVD, 3-year Streaming, or DVD and 3-year Streaming; please see the Product Options box above when ordering.
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