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Forensics [electronic resource]

Scorpion TV
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
In this episode, Dr. Michael Taylor of ESR, a government-owned New Zealand Crown Research Institute, gives host John Watt a crash course in forensic science and explains his own field of expertise: back spatter analysis. Nardia Foote is a grad student who works with Michael to better understand the process of back spatter relating to cranial gunshots. John catches up with Nardia at a firing range where she's set up an experiment to see precisely what happens when a head is shot with different caliber firearms. Using several different guns, some molded gelatin and plastic casing to simulate a head, and a high-speed camera, Nardia sets to work simulating her very own crime scene.
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22 min.
11 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on April 25, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Ever Wondered? (Series 2)
Ever Wondered?
Series Statement
Ever Wondered? Series 2
  • Forensic Science (4:38)
  • Forensics and Computer Modeling (2:17)
  • Forensic Biology: Fingerprint Analysis (3:57)
  • DNA and RNA Studies (3:30)
  • Marine Decomposition (3:56)
  • Underwater Studies (2:34)
  • Credits: Forensics: Ever Wondered? (Series 2) (0:59)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2012.
Publisher no.
  • 53248s Films Media Group
  • 53257 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (22 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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