Crime Science - S1E3: Murders, Drug Hunters & Smart Cops
Can new forensic technologies solve a sensational murder case? Is smart policing worth the cost of sacrificing privacy? And can isotope hunters stop the proliferation of new, illicit drugs?
Can facial recognition stop human trafficking? Has science advanced to the stage when forensic geneticists can accurately pinpoint what a "person of interest" looks like?
Crime Science travels to Singapore, India, and the UAE to explore how technology in its various avatars can help law enforcement agencies prevent, solve and reduce crime. But where do you draw the line between security and privacy? Is digital evidence tamper-proof? How safe are biometric and DNA databases?
Crime Science is also a reality check on the “CSI effect” that projects technology as a magic bullet, giving us an up-to-date view of where technology stands in the fight against crime. With a mix of true-crime investigations, forensics casework, training exercises, and future technologies-on-trial, this non-fiction anthology series goes behind the scenes to capture investigators, scientists, and technologists innovating together, one upgrade at a time.