Katie Zejdlik, a biological anthropologist and collections and facility curator at a forensic body farm, tells us why researching dead bodies is important and why you might find a kebab skewer in the lab among the calipers and microscopes.
Bestselling true-crime writer Suzy Spencer tours a body farm at Texas State University, where researchers study body decomposition in different settings to help those in forensic science and law enforcement fields.
Over the last few decades, a major trend in forensic science has been the rise of doubts about previously rock-solid methods, raising serious concerns about the justice system's ability to protect the innocent and punish the guilty.
Forensics has revolutionized law enforcement in the last several decades. We talk to the experts to see how these advancements have helped to close tough cases.