A&E Real Crime talks to real bloodstain pattern analysts about how the science works and why some people, including those in the BPA field, are skeptical about how it's used in criminal cases.
Cracking a murder case commonly draws on forensic evidence and eyewitnesses, but occasionally victims themselves—either before they die or after—are playing a role in helping find their suspected killers.
Working as a real-life crime-scene investigator is far different from the way it's often portrayed in crime dramas. A&E Real Crime clears up some of the biggest misconceptions about being a CSI, according to actual crime-scene experts.
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.