Claudock and Watskim’s Forensic Reality Show — Season 12, Episode 5

*music* (watch these idiotic detectives incompetently
try to solve cases) My name is Claudock Tombs and I have this
net to catch the bad guys! I am Jack Watskim, and I help Claudock Tombs
with any case he needs me to help with! Hmmm. This is a really interesting case. Of course, the police are still investigating
Ms. Quila. She may have killed Mr. Claudin in cold blood. Hmmmm let’s think back. What did Quila claim happened again? She said she was preparing food when he suddenly
attacked her with the knife he was using to cut the food. So she grabbed her gun that happened to be
near her and tried to calm her brother down She then claimed that she was slowly backing down the stairs, when Claudin yelled suddenly, causing her to shoot her gun instinctively,
out of fear. NOOOO *screams* *dead Claudin* the bullet exists her then goes past both
the walls… landed somewhere outside… psst. Claudock. We don’t know what we’re doing. Okay? And we have to seem QUALIFIED. What are we going to do? Yea, we might get fired if not. Ok, maybe we should call in-
I don’t want to be fired. I know, neither do I. I have a mortgage at
home, two kids, that we Oh no- Okay. We should bring in the forensic professors
that we planned to call in next week. They have to be experts because they educate
college students, from crime scene reconstruction to network security, and they probably also conduct their own research
on the side. You know? *tongue clicks* Yea. And they probably help the FBI and like court cases with attorneys and stuff Yea, they smart.
They probably know a lot. They’re way better than us probably. Yea, but we can’t let them know- We can’t tell anyone-
Yea, we can’t- WAIT.
Why are you recording?! WAIT WAIT WAIT- There has been a new development.
We decided to contact a renowned expert in bloodstain pattern analysis, Professor Ralph R. Ristenbatt III from Penn State University. My day-to-day responsibilities during the
school year are instructing students both in class and in laboratory sessions. At Penn State, probably the minimum degree that you need is a masters degree to be able to teach. We use all kinds of laser distance measurers,
3D laser scanners, digital photography equipment obviously is very big as all kinds of instrumental
techniques that are used in laboratories for identifying compounds and chemicals and all
sorts of things uh. There’s lots of technology but your brain
has to be able to understand the results of the tests that you do and the analysis that
you do. It affects society overall in the fact that
when bad things happen to people you want to make sure that the right people are going to jail – you know that they’re paying the price for it. There’s lots of physics involved in so-called
bloodstain pattern analysis and firearm reconstruction. Bullets when travels through air-
blood when it travels through air- they obey the laws of physics. They travel in arched trajectories, you know,
they’re not straight lines. Blood, because it typically has much lighter
mass and is travelling a lot slower than a bullet, has a more arched trajectory than
a bullet per say but even a bullet travelling at a very high
speed has an arched trajectory. It’s all physics. Ok, this is good. That interview was actually useful. But the possibly of a premeditated killing
is also including ballistics, so we should interview another person. Hmm… We have another expert! Dr. Peter Diaczuk, a professor who also used
to work at Penn State but is currently in John Jay College of Criminal Justice. I’ll send him an email. *claudia being weird* Oh my gosh he responded! Finally! My daily activity is teaching forensic science
in the sub discipline of criminalistics and within crime my specialty is firearms, microscopy,
trace evidence and shooting reconstruction. I am also an independent forensic consultant. That means that I am contacted occasionally
by either attorneys or government agencies to review evidence or conduct my own experiments
concerning a case. As an independent consultant I can pick and
choose what cases I take. Casework is maybe only 5% of my work load. Ok, he says that pretty much all academic
teaching in higher ed and professorial positions require a doctorate degree. Certifications: While some crime labs require all analysts
be certified within the first year of employment, that trend may continue. For myself, the one I found most relevant
is the American Board of criminalistics. I am certified through the ABC as a Diplomate
in comprehensive criminalistics. In my case, with the ABC, it’s a 5 year renewal
cycle where the certification holder must obtain 50 points within that time frame or
face losing the certification. Points are offered for attending forensic
meetings, for working in the field, or giving presentations at meetings. In high school I enjoyed chemistry and had
planned to go to college for chemical engineering. In late junior year I took a book out of the
school library entitled Science Against Crime by Stuart Kind. That book modified my career plan from straight
chem to forensic science. Tech has affected my colleagues more than
me but advances in digital cameras and recorders have changed how I take photos at a crime
scene and in the lab. Microscopes are still a staple in my work
with some new tech in 3D imaging. 3D provides a depth perception that was unattainable
a decade ago but I don’t require 3D for every sample I examine. Television has made juries and attorneys expect
more from a forensic analysis that on some cases that are either impractical or unnecessary. Laser scanning is useful for documenting a
crime scene and drones provide an opportunity to get an aerial view for perspective. I’ve been doing some high speed photography
recently which I doubt I would be doing if film cameras were my only choice. Digital high speed cameras have the capability
to “see” a moment in time and allow the viewer to analyze the data frame by frame. Even the lights needed for photography have
now included LED types, as have entered our daily lives in the home, street lights and
in automobiles. I deal with the kinetic energy of a projectile
in flight and when it reaches the target. This becomes paramount in long distance shooting. So the KE formula is necessary. Admittedly we know that bullets do not behave
like a laser beam in straight lines, but when distances are short, such as within an average
room, the deviation from straight is negligible Interesting. That actually was very helpful. mmhmm. Later, we found a bullet about 1800 ft from
the house. *stupid beeping sounds* Claudock! You found it?! Come Watskim! *says Claudia in a weird voice* We shot a .45 mm bullet through different
materials and used a chronometer to track its speed afterwards. We then used physics to conclude that the
angle at which the bullet must have left the house was 12 degrees, which contradicts Ms. Quila’s argument b/c
she said that the bullet travelled at an upwards angle, and if her testimony was true the bullet
should have landed much closer to her house. We also realized that there was something
strange about Ms.Quila’s blood spatter. If this is Ms. Quila’s blood, it’s almost
like the crime scene is too clean. By Jones you’re right! If she had been attacked here the blood would
have been more elongated and splattered, but instead here on the ground it’s just round. You know what this means? She must have not been really panicked or
rushed when she was hurt just as she claimed. She claimed that there was a struggle but
the droplets are so round and this only happens when the person isn’t really moving and
they’re just standing above the place where there is blood. Elementary my dear Watskim, but she still
has slashes on her wrists… why?? Unless, she inflicted the wounds upon herself! *soft gasp* *self-harm to make homicide seem more of a defensive reaction* Let’s make an arrest! *pew*
*pew pew* *pew pew* The truth has been revealed!!! *yee* We need to go find Quila. That killer Quila will never see the light
of day again.
Let’s go! *Note: Ms. Piggy’s matching dress matching stars! ow! OH MY GO- NO WE AREN’T-
AHHAHAH STAHHHP Don’t move Claudia, you’re supposed to be a corpse. Don’t laugh. You’re a corpse.
*laughs anyway* DON’T SMILE-
WHAT KIND OF CORPSES SMILE Is this like a bloopers? kindof. everything hurts. there’s a plug on your face. LOOK AT YOU, you’re also tired. I’m not as tired as yuuu~~~ ohohhho hooo uhooo noooo nooo~~ nohooo~ yell, yell all of a sudden hah!