Real Crime Scenes: The Evidence Speaks

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Course has disappeared? Terrific 1st lecture, unfortunately the rest have been taken off for some reason. What a shame.
Date published: 2021-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fascinating topic with great instructor-get it! I heartily recommend this course for anyone interested in the science and procedures of forensic analysis. For anyone writing novels where crime scenes are part of the plot, this course is superb for learning how things are actually done in the field and in the lab. The instructor combines knowledge of the field with a presentation style that I thoroughly enjoy. I watch Great Courses DVDs when I work in the kitchen, and this one actually makes me look forward to doing the dishes. I will watch many of the lectures more than once.
Date published: 2020-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very will presented Dr. Murraiy is an excellent speaker. Every word is clearly understood and she seldom hesitates or stumbles. The mix of subjects is very interesting.
Date published: 2020-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding The Professor was extremely knowledgeable in the subject matter and presentation was excellent. Interesting to learn how television gets it wrong and then learn the correct procedure. Really enjoyed the sample cases!! Highly recommend if you are interested in forensics.
Date published: 2020-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Covers a lot of material accurately. Enjoying the lectures. Topics addressed well presented.
Date published: 2020-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very informative This course is a bit dry but that is expected from a detailed science course. I learned a fantastic amount about forensic science, scientific method, genetics, biology and chemistry from the course. I had no idea how hard and important forensic evidence is to gather and process, at least correctly. I am going to have to view the course several times to absorb it all. I am definitely going to purchase the teacher's other courses.
Date published: 2019-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding Overview of Forensic Science This is an excellent course to gain insights into the world of Forensic Science. The Professor, Dr. Elizabeth Murray is the BEST you are going to get for this type of course. Greatly enjoyed Dr. Murray's presentation style and Exemplar status as a forensic scientist. In my career, I have worked in Law enforcement, 20 years in emergency disaster planning and response, and as an emergency first responder, and I thoroughly enjoyed everything about the course. I learned much from it! Dr. Murray's presentation style exudes a swagger typical of an expert seasoned scientist working in a very emotionally charged arena. I have purchased well over 300 lecture sets and this course is in the top 10%!
Date published: 2019-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Info, Well Presented Dr. Murray is a very good teacher, who's clearly an expert in her field. She obviously spent a great deal of time and effort developing this course. Her presentation is smooth and consistently engaging. There's a lot of good information in this very well presented course.
Date published: 2019-03-17
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Real Crime Scenes: The Evidence Speaks
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Real Crime Scenes: The Evidence Speaks
1: Real Crime Scenes: The Evidence Speaks

Uncover the secrets of forensic science in this absolutely fascinating program that teaches you how science is used to solve criminal mysteries.

32 min
Elizabeth A. Murray

With nearly 30 years in the field, I guess I was 'forensic' before it was cool! I find forensic science to be a fascinating subject that incorporates law, ethics, psychology, history, and technology, as it aids our global community.


University of Cincinatti


Mount St. Joseph University

About Elizabeth A. Murray

Dr. Elizabeth A. Murray is a forensic anthropologist and also Professor of Biology at Mount St. Joseph University, where she teaches doctoral-level human gross anatomy and undergraduate-level anatomy and physiology, as well as forensic science. She earned her bachelor's degree in biology from Mount St. Joseph University and her master's degree in anthropology and Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Biology from the University of Cincinnati. Most of Professor Murray's forensic casework has been in Ohio and Kentucky, where she has participated in hundreds of investigations. She is one of fewer than 100 anthropologists certified as a Diplomate by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology. Professor Murray has been honored with the Sears-Roebuck Foundation Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award, and she twice earned the Clifford Excellence in Teaching Award. She has served as an instructor for numerous organizations, including the U.S. Department of Justice, the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, and the International Association of Coroners & Medical Examiners. Her television appearances include National Geographic's Buried Secrets, Discovery Health's Skeleton Stories, The New Detectives, and Forensic Files. Her book Death: Corpses, Cadavers, and Other Grave Matters was named one of the top ten summer titles for students by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Her 2012 book, Forensic Identification: Putting a Name and Face on Death, was recently selected as one of the outstanding books of 2012 by the prestigious National Science Teacher's Association.

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