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.
We've all heard that one big sign someone is lying is if they can't look you in the eye. How much truth is there to that? Apparently, none.
Michael J. Tillman says 20 years in the crime-scene cleanup field have taught him how to walk the line between sensitive, personal care for a victim's family and maintaining a sense of remove so he can still come to work the next day.
Why is it yellow? Can you really get two years behind bars for crossing it? What's Locard's Theory of Transfer? Learn more about the origins of crime scene tape.
In a Q&A, Alexis Robie, Executive Producer of The First 48, reveals what he's learned over the course of 14 years of making the show – which includes 584 cases, and 859 arrests – including the worst crime he ever covered.