Video: What do crime scene investigators actually do?

What do crime scene investigators actually do? (video)
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Television crime dramas have huge audiences, but their popularity has come with some unexpected consequences.

They have generated interest in , but they've also distorted our expectations of the forensic profession and what's going on in the lab.

Reactions explains what it's really like to be a with a little help from analytical chemist Dr. Raychelle Burks:


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