New Detectives

New Detectives

About the show

World-renowned forensics experts and criminal investigators solve murders and other crimes. New Detectives tells the stories of men and women using science to bring killers to justice - and comfort to their victims' families. The show features the rapidly growing evolution of forensic science as a method to solve the most puzzling crimes. 

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Upcoming episodes

Feb 23rd
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From the Ashes

Arson investigation: Insurance torchings, mob burnouts and arson murders: These crimes are designed to take all clues with them. But a solid case can be built from a heap of ashes. Arson investigators do everything from gathering physical evidence to mounting undercover and sting operations.
Feb 26th
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Living in Terror

Terrorism: Thanks to new technology and, perhaps, the approaching millennium, terrorism is a growing international threat. The oklahoma city explosion and the bombing of the world trade center are just two of the incidents of this growing problem. With the expertise of bomb squads, chemists and tool mark experts, bombs are deactivated and criminals are caught.
Feb 27th
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Lethal Obsessions

Some people will let nothing stand between them and their goals. In their tortured minds, raw desire replaces all reason, and homicide becomes a convenient means to an end. Blinded by love, torn by jealousy, or hungry for power, the obsessive murderer justifies his crimes and is capable of almost anything. While forensic investigators follow the physical evidence, psychologists study the muddled workings of the criminal mind.
Feb 28th
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Traces of Guilt

Sometimes the scales of justice are balanced by just a few milligrams of evidence – a couple of fibers, a tooth filling, or a smudge on a piece of tape. The biggest cases are often solved by the smallest clues.
Mar 1st
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Electronic Witness

George orwell’s concept of big brother remains in the realm of fiction. But as technology becomes more a part of our lives, it’s becoming increasingly more difficult to make a move without leaving behind an electronic trace. Cell phones, surveillance cameras, and atms track virtually every move. When it comes to solving murders, this isn’t such a bad thing.
Mar 2nd
1100a

Dead Wrong

Hiding a body can be difficult; it’s sometimes easier to obscure or disguise the circumstances of the death, turning murder into suicide, or pinning the blame on someone else. The truth is told through subtle clues taken from the crime scene.
Mar 5th
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Lasting Impressions

No matter how chaotic or how clean a crime scene appears to be, the culprit is bound to leave something telling behind. Occasionally, it’s nothing more than a fingerprint or shoe tread. Sometimes that’s all that’s needed.
Mar 6th
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Women Who Kill

Men don’t have a monopoly on murder, but it’s still extraordinary when women kill. Though female killers are as deadly as males, they choose less violent methods. They’re often more cunning, calculating; but thanks to forensics, no more likely to get away with it.
Mar 7th
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Deadly Dealings

For a price, anything’s possible. Contract killings arose out of the need to establish the perfect alibi. By hiring someone else to do the dirty work, a person can deflect guilt, at least in theory. Forensics is changing that, leading investigators from the killers to their employers.
Mar 8th
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Body Count

Some people do get away with murder, at least for a while. Flush with their success, serial killers murder again and again. But each time they kill, they leave behind a few more clues, which ultimately lead to their undoing.