search for evidence

almost every evening we can watch so-called forensic investigators and forensic pathologists doing their job: in tv series like csi, crossing jordan or quincy we can see them investigating crime cases.

as a result of being exposed to these medial representations, many people have a specific image of typical criminal investigators and their work: very often they are shown as strange characters working alone in dim-lit rooms, using fancy high-tech gadgets that help to determine the cause of death within minutes.

however, if one searches for the reality behind these fictional stereotypes, one soon realizes that tv creates myths and false knowledge completely different from the reality of forensic investigation