C.S.I. and other television crime shows have captured the public’s imagination but TV may not reflect what really goes on in the lab. Results aren’t provided in the time it takes to air three commercials; bodies aren’t always so easy to read; and crime sites aren’t usually littered with evidence. Forensic scientist Marilyn Miller (Virginia State University) goes behind the scenes of a criminal forensic investigation.

Also: Anthropologists Donna and Cliff Boyd (Radford University) analyze human bones discovered in Virginia and explain that remains can give us significant insight into our recent American past.

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