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His impact on real-life criminal and forensic investigation. Sherlock Holmes, the most famous fictional detective in the world, was also the first Crime Scene Investigator. Based on a real surgeon, Holmes was a scientist who used chemistry, bloodstains, and minute traces of evidence to solve the crime. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle added his own knowledge of fledgling forensic techniques to create the fictional sleuth and his revolutionary crime-scene methods, set in an era when eyewitness reports and smoking gun evidence were needed to convict criminals, and when police incompetence meant that Jack the Ripper stalked the streets freely. Forensic scientists, crime historians, and Sherlockian experts reveal for the first time the astonishing impact the fictional detective had on the development of real-life criminal investigation and forensic techniques. Using a mix of interviews, dramatic recreations, and archival footage, HOW SHERLOCK CHANGED THE WORLD details the impact and legacy of the most famous crime fighter in history.
3.5 stars out of 4 - Mixing forensics, true crime science, and a bit of literary history, this engaging documentary should have wide appeal, especially with fans of the popular series Sherlock and Elementary. Highly recommended. --Video Librarian
I used this for my 7th graders for a 3 week project on Sherlock Holmes mysteries and how science has evolved due to Sherlock Holmes to help solve crimes. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
Good essay into how a fictional, highly popular character influenced the mindsets of a century of criminologists. Overly redundant. Perhaps,veven, belaboring the theme?Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Lots of great information about how forensic investigators today use the methods of Sherlock Holmes (aka - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Charles Lyons, Ph.D.
It was entertaining and informative to see how Sherlock Holmes' methods were the forerunners for modern forensics.Published 9 months ago by my
Very repetitive. Had high hopes for the content due to my appreciation of the recent series. This essentially repeated the same phrases over and over, simply using different... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Samuel Clemens
This is a wonderful program for anyone interested in forensics. And who isn't nowadays?Published 10 months ago by Old Timer