How to Commit the Perfect Murder

Published on 9th May 2017 by

A one hour long BBC Horizon episode from 2007 which looks into whether it is still possible in the age of cutting edge forensics to commit the perfect murder without getting caught, the show was produced with the help of some of Britain’s leading forensic scientists and uses real life murder investigations as case studies.

Experts featuring include Pathologist Dr Richard Shepherd who reveals what the key pieces of evidence are to indicate a suspicious death, and Dr Lee Goff who can calculate an accurate time of death by using a few maggots on a corpse, so how can a killer make their job more difficult? And what is the perfect weapon? This documentary questions whether it is possible to use knowledge of forensic science not to catch a killer but to dupe forensic scientists and avoid investigation. Watch more murder documentaries here.

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