FORENSIC SCIENCE

Forensics is the examination, through physical evidence, of a criminal event or incident. Learn about the various types of forensic disciplines and how they are used to bring the guilty to justice.
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How do investigators determine if a wildfire was caused by arson?

Investigators quickly determined that the wildfire that killed five firefighters and burned more than 40,000 acres in Esperanza, CA, was the result of arson.

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  • How Mummies Work

    How Mummies Work

    They stick around long after death and compete with the likes of Dracula, Frankenstein's monster and the Wolfman as one of the great figures of classic horror movies. Are you brave enough to unravel the history of these real-life, tangible ghosts? See more »

  • Morgues, Forensics and Autopsies Quiz

    Morgues, Forensics and Autopsies Quiz

    Nobody wants to be on the receiving end of the services offered through morgues. In this quiz, you'll test your knowledge of who's doing what to your body between your death and your grave. See more »

  • What do bugs have to do with forensic science?

    What do bugs have to do with forensic science?

    When a corpse is found, the presence of insects gets a lot of attention during the investigation. But which bugs show up for the flesh feast? And how much can these bugs reveal about death? See more »

  • What is the difference between a medical examiner and a coroner?

    What is the difference between a medical examiner and a coroner?

    While watching television shows like 'Law and Order,' sometimes you hear about medical examiners and other times you hear about coroners. Are they one and the same? See more »

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