Thanks to modern technology most crimes these days can be neatly solved in under an hour. At least that's what fictional TV shows like CSI seem to suggest.
We wanted to address the so-called "CSI Effect," caused by the simplification of forensic science in popular culture. CSI and like minded TV shows—with their heroic investigators solving crimes in mere minutes—mislead viewers and affect real court cases. The reality of investigation is much slower and more complex, but no less fascinating.
Hosts Michal Meyer and Robert Kenworthy speak with experts Anna Dhody, a physical and forensic anthropologist, and Lisa Rosner, a historian. They discuss the early days of solving crime and the on-going chemistry of the human body throughout life and death.
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