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.
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.
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.