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Can Science Stop Crime?

Explore the genetics behind criminal minds, the latest in lie detection, a human corpse "farm," and more.
Runtime: 52:57Topic: Tech + EngineeringTech & EngineeringNova

(Program not available for streaming.) What's the secret to stopping crime? David Pogue gives the third degree to scientists pushing the limits of technology, not only to solve horrific murders but also to try to prevent crimes before they even happen. Pogue learns the latest techniques, from unraveling the clues embedded in a decomposing corpse, to detecting lies by peering directly into a suspect's brain, to tracking the creation of a criminal mind. And we meet a genius crime-stopper who has made some terrifying discoveries, including how easy it is for a bad guy to highjack not just your laptop but your kids' toys, medical devices, even your car.

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