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Forensic history, crimes, frauds, and scandals, Elizabeth A. Murray ; studio director, Jim M. Allen

Label
Forensic history, crimes, frauds, and scandals, Elizabeth A. Murray ; studio director, Jim M. Allen
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Bibliographical references included in course guidebook
Characteristic
videorecording
Main title
Forensic history
Medium
videorecording
Oclc number
902998200
Responsibility statement
Elizabeth A. Murray ; studio director, Jim M. Allen
Runtime
720
Series statement
The great courses. Science & mathematics. Biology
Sub title
crimes, frauds, and scandals
Summary
This course is a journey through time and place from the perspective of forensic science and criminal history. It examines technical advancements and politics and legal issues regarding criminal investigations. The course includes Dr. Murray's own forensic casework
Table Of Contents
The Infamous Jack the Ripper -- Analyzing the Black Dahlia murder -- Dissecting Hollywood deaths -- Decomposition and confusing interpretations -- Lizzie Borden and the Menendez brothers -- The Tylenol murders -- Copycats and hoaxes -- Frauds and forgeries -- Blood doping and other sports scandals -- Bad boys of U.S. politics -- Criminals of the wild, wild West -- Investigating incredible bank heists -- How reliable is eyewitness testimony? -- The truth behind false confessions -- Crooked cops and bad convictions -- Guilty until proven innocent -- Political assassinations -- Mysteries of the Romanov family -- Forensics of genocide -- The Nazi's and the witch of Buchenwald -- The spies have it -- Motive and kidnapping -- Identification matters -- The past, present, and future of forensics
Technique
live action
Classification
resource.filmdirector
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