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. 


Upcoming episodes

Jan 29th

Tools of Death

Tool marking: A tool used to commit a crime can often be the same tool used to solve it. The pattern a machine leaves on an item, the unusual way a tool crimps a wire, and even something as innocuous as the shape of a wood chip can lead to a killer.
Jan 29th

Out of the Grave

New forensic techniques used to solve old cases: Advancement in science and technology are encouraging people to revisit the past in hopes of answering questions that have remained unanswered, and solving crimes that seemed unsolvable. Techniques from the 20th century are applied to cases from as far back as ancient times.
Jan 29th

Infallible Witness

High tech forensics: Investigators are always on the cutting edge of new forensic techniques that can help them solve cases more accurately. An experimental "brain fingerprinting" technique has already won the acquittal of a police officer accused of a drug charge. Solving crimes by computer and robotic police offers provide investigators allow crime-solving to take on a new-age dimension, and provide safer and more efficient ways to capture an embezzler, a drug-dealer or a killer.
Jan 29th

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.
Jan 30th

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.
Jan 31st

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 1st

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.
Feb 2nd

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.
Feb 3rd

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.
Feb 3rd

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.