Crime scene investigation has come a long way since it was first used in 1879, and, as these stories show, the latest forensic techniques are not only used to solve current criminal cases, they are also used in historical investigations. Cutting edge technologies include genetic fingerprinting, blood-spatter analysis, laser ablation, toxicology, and ballistics analysis. High profile cases include that of Madeline McCann, Princess Diana, The Oklahoma City bombings and the Romanovs.
This fresh look at crime scene investigations focuses on gruesome crimes the world over. Most of the cases are modern or have recently been reopened, often as a result of advances in forensic science.