Can face recognition stop human trafficking? Has science advanced to the stage when forensic geneticists can accurately pinpoint what a ‘person of interest’ looks like? Crime Science travels to Singapore, India, and the United Arab Emirates to explore how technology in its various avatars can help law enforcement agencies prevent, solve and reduce crime. But in doing so, where do we draw the line between security and privacy? Is digital evidence tamper-proof? How safe are biometric and DNA databases? With a mix of true-crime investigations, forensics casework, training exercises, and future technologies-on-trial, this non-fiction anthology goes behind the scenes to capture investigators, scientists, and technologists innovating together to fight against crime.
Episodes: 3 x 60 mins
Production year: 2020