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The Past, Present, and Future of Forensics

Lecture no. 24 from the course: Forensic History: Crimes, Frauds, and Scandals

The Past, Present, and Future of Forensics

Taught by Professor Elizabeth A. Murray | 32 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

The motives behind crimes haven’t changed, but the methods and technologies used to solve them have. Conclude the course with a look at the history of three essential tools of forensic science that have revolutionized our ability to analyze and compare evidence and help bring criminals to well-deserved justice.

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r********m
December 5, 2019
Fabulous course. The course started off with lurid Jack the Ripper and Black Dahlia episodes (standard fare in forensic shows) but the instructor ended up doing a fabulous job covering the full gamut of forensic topics, including many contemporary issues of huge importance that the general public desperately needs greater awareness of: false confessions, problems with eyewitness testimony, use of anthropology in researching genocide, etc. The instructor is superb--she knows her stuff, tells great stories, and is morally substantive. I've watched many Great Courses over the years and this is one of my all-time favorites. Just don't let the first two episodes turn you off if that kind of crime analysis isn't your thing. There's so much more!

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j********m
July 28, 2019
Information only an expert would know and be able to interpret. Very well presented, enjoyable conversational, story-telling style, less like a lecture.

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t********m
July 28, 2019

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