Tag: Real Crime videos
Move over fingerprints—an exciting new field of forensics has emerged: DNA phenotyping, where investigators interpret DNA left behind at a crime scene to make predictions about what the perpetrator might look like. We spoke with Ellen Greytak, a bioinformatics expert, to learn more about the use and limitations of this new science.
James Atkinson, who has spent decades designing and installing listening devices for the FBI, CIA and other agencies, tells A&E True Crime about some of the dangerous undercover work he's done and unusual things he's bugged.
Lori Orr Kovach, daughter of serial arsonist and murderer John Orr, who was 17 when her father was arrested, spoke with A&E True Crime about when she started doubting her father's innocence, testifying at his trial to help him avoid the death penalty and how his actions affected the rest of her life.
Some criminals get their crimes tattooed on their bodies, write 'fictional' books detailing murders they've committed or turn their own wanted posters into profile pics on Facebook. We talk to an expert to better understand why some criminals implicate themselves in their crimes by communicating about them.
A&E True Crime spoke with David Hall, a Florida-based forensic botanist who has worked on hundreds of criminal cases, to discuss the information plant life leave behind. And watch a video on how tree DNA helped solve a murder.