Episodes Of Crime Insiders: Forensics You Might Have Missed

It’s been a fascinating first year for Crime Insiders: Forensics, from analysing the letters written by The Unabomber to convicting a killer by examining carpet fibres under a shoe.

If you haven’t had a chance to listen yet, what better place to start than with some of the podcast’s most downloaded episodes:

How Persistence & Polyester Convicted A Killer

When the body of Frances Tizzone was found, the only physical evidence located at the scene was tiny fibres found on the soles of her shoes. Distinguished Professor Claude Roux explains how his research linked these tiny fibres to one major suspect that led to the conviction of a killer.

Making An International Cold Case Breakthrough

In 1994, the lifeless body of a man known as ‘The Gentleman’ was discovered by German police floating in the North Sea. For 28 years, the case baffled authorities, until a small team of forensic scientists and students in Perth, Australia, made a bombshell discovery no one saw coming. Brendan Chapman, director of the team, talks about what they found that shocked Australia.

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The Unabomber

Ted Kaczynski, the Unabomber, terrorised the US for almost 20 years. World-class forensic scientist Max Houck discusses what it was like to work on the case and forensically analyse the letters written by the twisted genius.

Why A Homicide In Hawaii Is So Hard To Solve

When two men are found dead off a main road in Honolulu, Hawaii, forensics decide the state of the bodies is suspicious by nature, but there’s something that makes one of them almost impossible to identify. Dr David Carter worked on the case and discusses how humidity, rain and unique wildlife can affect body decomposition. 

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