This real life documentation of Homicide detective cases is a fascinating and detailed study in modern police science that will captivate any true crime buff.
It is like "Cops" with a microscope.
Over ten murder cases are explored in this three DVD set from the original series that appeared on A&E Television. From the initial 911 call reports, the CSI investigations, the insider look at the Homicide bureau internal discussions, the followup forensics chemical, weapon, and cell phone usage evaluations; the coroner's report, the crime scene neighborhood canvassing, and the actual police interviews of witnesses and suspects the series is one of the best compilations of actual Homicide bureau police science we have ever seen on television.
The detectives range from rookie first-year officers to seasoned veterans that serve the Richmond, Virginia and Cleveland, Ohio Police Departments. The production values of each show are outstanding, and utilize the latest in 3D and graphic reproductions of both the crime scene analysis, as well as the forensic lab work performed to solve these difficult cases. The series even includes a yet unsolved random and tragic killing of a Cleveland resident by a perpetrator using an AK-47 high powered rifle......exposing the frustration of these officer's everyday experiences in their job as Homicide Investigators.
The only disappointing aspect of this show that bothered me was that ALL the case studies featured murders involving inner city minority victims and suspects. I would have preferred seeing a wider perspective of homicide cases instead of taking the easy path of covering lower income demographic examples that sadly occur here in America today. The impression left to the viewer is that no one in the more affluent suburbs has ever killed their spouse, their neighbor, or an innocent victim of a robbery or home invasion in an upscale community.
That aside, however, "Crime 360" is like a great book you just can't put down, and I defy any viewer to stop watching until they have seen all the episodes in one sitting. I highly recommend you first watch this complete series on a rainy Saturday afternoon, and be prepared to have your dinner watching disc three at the end of your day.