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Podcasts That Take A Closer Look At The Science Of Crime

While an intense true crime case is undoubtedly fascinating, it’s our belief that an underrated aspect of true crime is the science.

Homicide detectives are obviously a valued resource and fundamental part of catching the criminals, there are layers upon layers of science that helps put the guilty behind bars. 

We have put together a list of some of our favourite podcasts that breakdown the science behind the crimes and the investigations. 

Killer Psyche 

There’s a reason murders are often referred to as ‘senseless’, because they leave the families and friends of the victims and sometimes even investigators asking why. 

In the podcast Killer Psyche, retired FBI agent Candice DeLong uses her many years of experience to take a closer look at why criminals do what they do – using advanced profiling techniques to reveal interesting details about what drives people to commit crime. 

Crime Insiders: Forensics – Blood spatter analysis 

For fans of the show Dexter, you’re probably already aware that blood spatter can play a big part in solving a crime. What you might not know is the full extent to which blood spatter analysts go to solve the puzzle.

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In this episode of Crime Insiders: Forensics, forensic practitioner professor Adrian Linacre, who specialises in body fluid dynamics and blood pattern analysis, reveals what exactly blood patterns can tell us and how we can read them. 

Anatomy of Murder 

Sometimes, to fully understand a murder, you need to dissect the case piece by piece, looking closer at the victim, the crime and the investigation.

In the podcast Anatomy of Murder, Anna-Sigga Nicolazzi and Scott Weinberger dive deeper into investigations and look at the cases from an insider’s perspective. 

A Matter Of Crime 

While most crime podcasts focus in on the crimes and the investigations, this podcast from the Griffith Criminology Institute takes you past the crimes and into the legal system itself. 

Some of Australia’s leading criminologists and legal scholars take a look at why laws are made and how we should respond when they are broken.