Forensic science has become the focus of many popular TV series, reawakening public fascination with crime fiction. The inaccuracy in these series, which can alter public perception of forensic science, has been dubbed “the CSI Effect”. Enter Cyril Wecht, M.D., J.D., a leading forensic pathologist, medical-legal consultant, attorney, and the author of From Crime Scene to Courtroom (with Dawna Kaufmann). Dr. Cyril Wecht guides us through this extraordinary book, taking us through the real-life forensic evidence for controversial high-profile cases including the Casey Anthony murder trial, Michael Jackson’s death, accusations against former SWAT team cop Drew Peterson for the murder of his third and fourth wives, and Rolling Stone Brian Jones’s “death by misadventure”.
Dr. Cyril Wecht is a certified anatomic, clinical, and forensic pathologist, a Clinical Professor at the University of Pittsburgh Schools of Medicine, Dental Medicine, and Graduate School of Public Health, and holds positions as an Adjunct Professor at the Duquesne University School of Law, School of Pharmacy, and School of Health Sciences. In addition to From Crime Scene to Courtroom, Dr. Cyril Wecht has over 550 professional publications to his name and serves as an editorial board member of over 20 national and international medical-legal and forensic scientific publications. Dr. Cyril Wecht is also the author of Preparing and Winning Medical Negligence Cases and Crime Scene Investigation and the co-author of Cause of Death, Tales from the Morgue, Mortal Evidence, A Question of Murder, Investigation and Prevention of Officer-Involved Deaths, Who Killed Jonbenet Ramsey?, and more. Join us with Dr. Cyril Wecht for a forensic expert’s analyses of the crimes that have captivated America.