All bones tell a story—you just have to know how to read them. Forensic anthropologists can tell if found bones are from a human or an animal, are male or female, and how a person lived and died. Discover the techniques forensic anthropologists are using to solve both modern and ancient crimes!
To a trained forensic scientist, blood spatter at a crime scene tells a clear story about what happened. The DNA in the blood can narrow down a list of suspects—clearing the innocent or helping send the guilty to prison. Discover how blood spatter analysis and DNA fingerprinting began, how they are used now, and how they have solved decades-old mysteries.
No two people in the world—not even identical twins—have the same fingerprints. For this reason, detectives and forensic scientists have been using fingerprint evidence to catch criminals for more than a hundred years. Find out the techniques scientists use to collect fingerprints and to identify criminals with these fascinating stories about how fingerprints helped solve crimes!
For trained firearm investigators, a bullet, casing, or trajectory can tell a story. Where was the shooter standing? Did the bullet come from his gun? From early cases like the St. Valentine's Day Massacre to present day war crimes in Croatia, discover the techniques that firearms investigators have developed and utilized to solve crimes!
Footprints . . . fingerprints . . . clothing fibers . . . hair. Wherever you go, you leave some evidence, or pick some up and take it with you. For this reason, detectives and forensic scientists have been using trace evidence to catch criminals for more than a hundred years. Find out the techniques scientists use to collect and analyze evidence with these fascinating stories about how trace evidence helped solve crimes!