How Sherlock Changed The World
The fictional Sherlock Holmes was a scientist who used chemistry, bloodstains and minute traces of evidence to catch criminals. In an era when eyewitness reports and "smoking gun" evidence were needed to convict criminals, Sherlock Holmes' crime-scene methods were revolutionary. Forensic scientists, crime historians and Sherlockian experts reveal for the first time the astonishing impact Arthur Conan Doyle's creation had on the development of real-life criminal investigation and forensic techniques. With a mix of interviews, dramatic reconstruction and archives, the program tells the story of the impact and legacy of the most famous crime fighter in history. [116 minutes]
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Sherlock Holmes was years before his time with many discoveries, including the study of ballistics. Discover some... 02:24
According to Sherlock Holmes, even the most minute details can help solve a criminal investigation. Crime scene... 01:00
Consulting detective William Fleisher explains how Sherlock's art of looking at the whole crime scene for forensic... 01:49
Criminal profiler Brent Turvey describes how Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's best-selling Sherlock Holmes stories were a... 00:46
Forensic scientist Dr. Henry Lee reveals how Sherlock Holmes' method of deductive reasoning affects the way crime... 01:34
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