Real World Forensics
TV shows like CSI, NCIS, Bones, and Criminal Minds dramatize forensics and criminal investigations, but how do the script writers figure out how to accurately portray different scenes? They ask the experts.
Learn about the weird and wacky questions crime writers sometimes ask in Forensics and Fiction: Clever, Intriguing, and Downright Odd Questions from Crime Writers as well as Murder and Mayhem: A Doctor Answers Medical and Forensic Questions for Mystery Writers, both by D.P. Lyle.
If forensic work piques your interest, read more about the experts and their profession:
- Blood Secrets: Chronicles of a Crime Scene Reconstructionist by Rod Englert, with Kathy Passero
- Death's Acre: Inside the Legendary Forensic Lab the Body Farm, Where the Dead do Tell Tales by Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson
- Beyond the Body Farm: A Legendary Bone Detective Explores Murders, Mysteries, and the Revolution in Forensic Science by Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson.
What happens after a forensics team finishes their investigation and leaves the scene? Read about one of the jobs
they didn't tell you about in high school:
- Mop Men : Inside the World of Crime Scene Cleaners by Alan Emmins