Catching History's Criminals: The Forensics Story is a Documentary programme.

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Catching History's Criminals: The Forensics Story

Series in which surgeon Gabriel Weston explores the history and development of forensic science. In this second episode, she looks at cases that were solved by examining the smallest traces of forensic evidence, from the first murder case solved in the UK based on fingerprint evidence to the patterns of blood in a bedroom which helped overturn an infamous murder conviction. As well as looking to the past, Gabriel investigates the cutting-edge techniques that are proving vital in catching the killers of today. Amazingly, forensic science can now detect with pinpoint accuracy where someone has walked across an area the size of Scotland, based on nothing more than the soil stuck to the sole of a suspect's shoe. episode 2.

Genre: Documentary

Running Time: 60 minutes (approx)

When is Catching History's Criminals: The Forensics Story next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC 4 Tonight, 11:00pm and on BBC 4 January 23rd, 11:00pm. See more...