March 16, 2016 — Watching criminal investigations and police procedurals on television could lead anyone to believe that criminals are caught in neat little 1 hour time slots.
In fact, many crimes require weeks and months — and sometimes years — of evidence-collection, detail work, research and inspiration.
The F.B.I, which serves as the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States, is at the forefront of criminal investigations for crimes committed on American soil. They have instituted techniques and methodologies that have changed the face of crime detection. They are usually at the forefront of technological and scientific advancements that help to solve crimes.
The FBI Files demonstrates those techniques, recreating some of the service’s most interesting cases. Through interviews, re-enactments and behind-the-scenes footage, each of the cases is illustrated and the evidence is examined and explained.
James Kallstrom, the former head of the FBI’s New York office, hosts the program with an unparalleled level of access and insider understanding.
The FBI Files ran from 1998-2006, for 121 episodes. It included several high profile cases: the murder of Polly Klaas and the conviction of her killer, the conviction of mob boss John Gotti, the investigation and discovery of the Unabomber; the investigation into the first World Trade Center bombing and more.
Watch The FBI Files and see how the professionals really solve crimes.