Listening to the Dead - Forensics uncovered
Author: Lynda La Plante and Cass SutherlandSubscribed: 346Played: 4,799
This series will look at the latest developments, the famous cases and how the forensic scientists are meeting the challenge laid down by a criminal who is forensically aware.
Lynda La Plante has always been fascinated by criminality and the people that solve crime. Her books are celebrated for their authentic depictions of crime scenes and police procedures – something she achieves through meticulous research with her colleague, CSI Cass Sutherland.
Over six episodes, Lynda and Cass will investigate six branches of forensics: discussing their own experiences, talking with experts, hearing how real life crime scenes are worked, exploring the latest innovations and demonstrating how CSI fact is even more thrilling than CSI fiction.
Episodes will reveal how plant regrowth can be used to track a killer’s path months after a crime was committed; how a fly on the wall can be more than an observer; why the ‘sibling defence’ can unravel DNA evidence; and why a dog’s nose can sniff out cases of arson that the scientists miss.
A murderer is 20% more likely to be convicted if forensic evidence can be presented in court by the prosecution. Yet fingerprints are currently recovered from only 40% of crime scenes, and DNA at a mere 10%. Now more than ever, forensic scientists are under pressure to improve their success rate – their challenge is to advance their crafts and uncover the hidden clues that are left at every crime scene.
Join author Lynda La Plante and former detective Cass Sutherland for a series that reveals the real secrets of CSI.
S3 Ep7: Forensic searches and the murder of April Jones
S3 Ep6: Fibre analysis and Operation Airlines
S3 Ep5: DNA and the cases of Colin Pitchfork & Colette Aram
S3 Ep2: Fingerprinting and the Great Train Robbery
S3 Ep4: Handwriting and the Yorkshire Ripper Hoax
S3 Ep1: Season 3 Trailer
S2 Ep8: Live at Crime Con
S2 Ep7: Cause of Death – Unknown
S2 Ep6: Cause of Death – Poisoning
S2 Ep5: Cause of Death – Strangulation
S2 Ep4: Cause of Death – Gunshot Wound
S2 Ep3: Cause of Death – Terrorism & Mass Disaster
S2 Ep2: Cause of Death - Blunt Force
S2 Ep1: Season 2 - Coming Soon!
S1 Ep8: Forensic Fibre Analysis
S1 Ep7: Pathology
S1 Ep6: Digital Forensics
S1 Ep5: Forensic Entomology
S1 Ep4: DNA and Blood Forensics
Sounds like a great podcast!