Catching History's Criminals Previous Broadcasts

Instruments Of Murder (Episode #103H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Feb 8, 2018 -- 7:00 PM

Most murderers use a weapon. One of the top-priority tasks for detectives is to find that weapon. It can lead to the killer but it can also reveal so much more. Using cutting-edge forensic techniques, the murder weapon can now give us an insight into the mind of the killer. This episode examines the murder weapon that until 150 years ago left no trace, how 3D crime-scene modelling is revolutionising gun crime investigations, and why, until recently, much of what we knew about fire analysis and arson was wrong.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Feb 12, 2018 -- 3:00 PM
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Feb 9, 2018 -- 1:00 AM

Traces of Guilt (Episode #102H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Feb 1, 2018 -- 7:00 PM

Blood, hair, fibre - these tell-tale signs are often the key to catching the most careful of killers. This second programme looks at blood-spatter analysis and what it can reveal about the killer, the soil on a suspect's shoe that solved one of history's ugliest crimes, and the conviction of a killer based only on a small piece of cord and a single hair.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Feb 5, 2018 -- 3:00 PM
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Feb 2, 2018 -- 1:00 AM
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