Episode 3 – DNA and Blood Forensics
Dr Peter Smith joins Lynda and Cass to unravel how the arrival of DNA analysis transformed forensics.
For an author like Lynda La Plante, it changed crime writing more than anything else in her long career.
For bloody pattern analysis expert Dr Peter Smith, it meant retraining in a whole new skill: using different tools to find bodily fluids, identifying new types of evidence and ultimately understanding how DNA could be made to stand up in court.
In this episode, Lynda and Cass unravel the scientific breakthrough that changed criminal investigation forever.
Discover more at: www.lyndalaplante.com/listening-to-the-dead/
This podcast was made by Bonnier Books UK
Director: Jon Watt
Assistant Director: Laura Makela
Producer: Chris Attaway
Theme music: Game Over by Magic in the Other
Interview music: Sweeney by Mike Relm