Work, Work, Work

Posted by Abdel Kadz on Monday, December 03, 2007 with 2 comments

Yesterday we did NOTHING (see blog entry below), and now work seems to be catching up on us on days that we've been enjoying downtime. Good thing though the files are interesting, and we need that to keep us awake the entire shift. The videos we're working on is Discovery Channel's "The New Detectives: Case Studies in Forensic Science."

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This is real-life CSI. Here, we'll see how the police, the FBI, and forensic experts solve cases and bring the assailants, some serial killers, to prison and even to the death chamber. We'll also learn, like in "Seeds of Destruction," how the disciplines botany, geology, and--in "Fatal Compulsion"--odontology and psychology are used to help in the investigation and the subsequent resolution of the featured murder cases. Bits and pieces of evidence left on the crime scene where the bodies of the victims could not be found are also explored--the episode "Bodies as Evidence"--in this documentary.

I have only seen three episodes so far, as mentioned above, because these were the files that I have worked on. And with 11 more waiting to be finished, these are enough to keep the team "productive," what with news of downtime projected for this month. Hopefully, the morning shift gets to leave some files for us to do tomorrow night.

Sidenote: Serial killers featured worth further reading: Theodore "Ted" Bundy, whose victims had resemblance to a former girlfriend; couple Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka, who videotaped the sexual assault done on three of their victims, one being the sister of Karla herself; and Aileen Wuornos, a prostitute who killed middle-aged men on the highway and whose life has been put to film, "Monster", top-billed by Charlize Theron in an Oscar-winning performance.