Forensics: The Anatomy Of Crime

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0120141110

By Val McDermid. The dead talk. To the right listener, they tell us all about themselves: where they came from, who they are, how they lived, how they died - and who killed them. Through forensic medicine, a corpse, the scene of a crime or a single hair can reveal the secrets that hold the truth and allow justice to be done. But how much do we really understand about forensics? What is it like to be a SCO (Scene of Crime Operative)? Attend an autopsy? Where did it come from? How reliable are its proofs?

Bestselling crime author Val McDermid, author of The Wire in the Blood and The Vanishing Point, delves into medical archives including interviews with scientists to answer these questions, exploring as far back as the murder of Julius Caesar and early recorded forensic science in thirteenth century China as well as famous modern cases.

Read by Val McDermid

Abridged by Sian Preece

Produced by Allegra McIlroy.

0420141113

By Val McDermid. Today we hear about the use of Anthropology, Facial Reconstruction and Digital Forensics in Crime Scene Investigations - from 'The Sausage King of Chicago' in 1897 to the investigation of contemporary war crimes.

Bestselling crime author Val McDermid, author of The Wire in the Blood and The Vanishing Point, is fascinated by forensic science - the secrets it can reveal and the way it has altered the processes of justice. Val delves into medical archives and interviews scientists, exploring as far back as the murder of Julius Caesar and early recorded forensic science in thirteenth century China as well as famous modern cases.

Read by Val McDermid

Abridged by Sian Preece

Produced by Allegra McIlroy.

05 LAST2014111420141115 (R4)

By Val McDermid. Today Val reveals her personal interest in forensic science and how her research connects with her fiction.

Bestselling crime author Val McDermid, author of The Wire in the Blood and The Vanishing Point, is fascinated by forensic science - the secrets it can reveal and the way it has altered the processes of justice. Val delves into medical archives and interviews scientists, exploring as far back as the murder of Julius Caesar and early recorded forensic science in thirteenth century China as well as famous modern cases.

Read by Val McDermid

Abridged by Sian Preece

Produced by Allegra McIlroy.