Catching Killers Episodes

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Catching Killers Season 2 episodes

Plant Evidence Season 2, Episode 7

The history of forensic botany, which began during the 1935 trial of Bruno Hauptmann, who was accused of kidnapping Charles Lindbergh's baby. Also: a case that relied on plant evidence found in a man's truck to convict him of a murder. read more

Cause of Death Season 2, Episode 6

A look at the important role that autopsies play in investigations. read more

Trace Evidence Season 2, Episode 5

The work of forensic-science pioneer Edmond Locard (1877-1966) is recalled, including a 1912 murder case that relied on trace evidence. Also: the role that trace evidence played in the capture of the "I-5 Strangler," Roger Kibbe. read more

Blood Spatter Season 2, Episode 4

The use of bloodstain pattern analysis is examined. Included: the 1954 murder of a prominent doctor's wife. read more

Criminal Profiling Season 2, Episode 3

The work of criminal profilers is examined. Included: the 1957 capture of New York's "Mad Bomber"; a 1982 serial killer case. read more

Cyber Forensics Season 2, Episode 2

The evolution of digital forensics is examined via two cases. The first recalls how investigators snared a West German computer hacker in 1986; the second details how the Boston PD captured the "Craigslist Killer" suspect in 2009. read more

Fire Investigation Season 2, Episode 1

The Season 2 premiere examines advances in arson investigation. Included: a 1990 case in Jacksonville, Fla., that was a turning point; and a later case that involved an honors student. read more

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Premiered: June 17, 2012, on Smithsonian
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: Landmark criminal investigations that used forensic tools to solve the cases are recalled.

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