Booked.tv Video Podcast
Summary: Real-life crime experts discuss tools used to solve crimes and shair their most exciting on-the-job stories. This video podcast also features interviews with popular crime fiction writers.
Linwood Barclay talks about his new novel, No Time for Goodbye, making the transition from humour columnist to crime fiction author, and how having his book chosen by the UK's Richard and Judy Bookclub helped to launch his career.
Andrew Pyper discusses his career switch from law to writing, how he crafted the complicated plot lines of his latest book The Killing Circle, and whether anyone will let him near a screenplay of one of his novels.
Dr. Richard Jobin talks about a "panty" study he conducted that was used by the prosecution in the Kobe Bryant rape case, and describes just how atypical his typical days can be.
Get an insiders look at a working CSI. Constable Joe Slemko gives an overview of how he moved from beat cop to internationally renowned blookstain analyst and forensic expert.
What do you do in the event of a bomb threat? Explosives Technician Constable Grant Jongejan describes his strategies for dealing with a bomb threat, and shows off some of his high-tech equipment.
What are the techniques used to gather and obtain crime scene evidence? Homicide Detective Cathy Oakden explains some of the techniques used to gather and obtain evidence at a crime scene, such as fingerprints, blood, photographs, and interviews.
What role do anthropologists play in solving crime? Physical Anthropologist Michael Billinger talks about how he creates a biological profile by examining skeletal remains.
How can interviews provide vital information used to solve crimes? Criminal Intelligence Analyst Jonathan Alston reveals ways he can recognize deception.
Is it possible to remove all blood stain evidence from the scene of a crime? Blood Stain Analyst Joe Slemko talks about interpreting blood evidence at a crime scene.
Why do so many women on the street go missing? JoAnn McCartney talks about why prostitutes are frequent victims of violent crime, and some of the challenges faced by the police when investigating these crimes.
What role does the Internet play in crime? Crown Prosecutor Steven Bilodeau talks about the Internet, child exploitation, and prosecuting the bad guys.
How can the study of entomology assist crime investigators? Dr. Felix Sperling talks about maggots, flies, and corpses. A corpse left undisturbed can form the foundation of a fly and insect ecosystem which can be 'read' by an entomologist to uncover facts, such as how long it has been since the time of death.
What role does DNA evidence play in solving crimes? DNA evidence is the strongest and most reliable identification evidence that exists in crime investigation. Dr. Jobin discusses how the technology has advanced, how much DNA is needed for a positive identification, and whether or not DNA evidence can be used for cold cases.
How is odontology used to solve crimes? Odontologists, or forensic dentists, are most often brought in to help to identify victims. Dr. Ron Haines talks about his work in the field and demonstrates how to read a bite mark.
How close is the private investigator, Benny Cooperman, to the real-life Howard Engel? Writers can develop strong relationships with the characters they create, and sometimes the line between author and character becomes blurred. Howard Engel talks about his relationship with the 'soft-boiled' Benny Cooperman, and explains some of the similarities and differences between himself and Benny.