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Thu, Apr 18, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

The Forensics of Finding a Bomber


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FBI crime scene investigators sweep up Boylston Street after placing an evidence marker on April 17, 2013 in Boston.
Darren McCollester/Getty Images
FBI crime scene investigators sweep up Boylston Street after placing an evidence marker on April 17, 2013 in Boston.

Two days after twin bombs ripped through crowds at the Boston Marathon, media outlets were reporting that police had identified a possible suspect thanks to nearby cameras and facial recognition software. What goes into tracking down a bomber? With the remnants of a pressure cooker and hundreds of videos to go by, what will investigators be looking for?

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Anil Jain, professor of computer science and engineering at Michigan State University who has worked on a number of government-funded projects dealing with facial recognition and fingerprinting
  • Richard Esposito, co-author of "Bomb Squad: A Year Inside the Nation's Most Exclusive Police Unit" and senior executive producer of the investigative unit at NBC News
  • Rick Hahn, retired FBI agent and explosives expert

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