Code of A Killer

Code of A Killer

DVD - 2017 | Widescreen
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A three-part British police drama tells the true story of scientist Alec Jeffrey's discovery of DNA fingerprinting in the 1980s and its introductory use by Detective Chief Superintendent David Baker in catching a double murderer.
Publisher: [Silver Spring, Maryland] : Acorn Media, [2017]
Edition: Widescreen
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 140 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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ninanna
Sep 19, 2020

Excellent miniseries based on real events and real characters. There have been, of course, quite a few documentaries and books on the subject of using the DNA as a judicial/criminal evidence admissible at the courts. But this fictionalized series really puts the spotlight on psychology of human behaviour that the police and the investigators have to deal with. Why do innocent people confess? What makes people to give false evidence? Why do people who manage to escape from a serial killer never go to the police and report what happened to them? It is no less fascinating than the discovery and application of the DNA analysis to solve the crime.

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ohooge
Feb 24, 2020

We just finished watching “Code of a Killer” (from the library).

We both thought it very well done.
Another reason for my interest in genetics in library books like:
(1) “The Gene” by Siddhartha Mukherjee

(2)” She has her mother’s Laugh” by Carl Zimmer

Both give an interesting story-telling sort of way the most recent development and history (and perseverance of researchers) on the DNA from the genetics point-of-view (also true story).

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akirakato
Sep 26, 2019

Originally produced as a TV program in 2015, this 3-part British police drama depicts Alec Jeffreys' discovery of DNA fingerprinting and its introductory use by Detective David Baker in catching the double murderer.
This docudrama manages to deliver fact-based presentation without showing naked bodies on a morgue slab.
Yet, the film keeps you at the edge of your seat while you desperately want to know the real killer.

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mrsleuth72
Aug 03, 2019

A good movie, well done. I referenced it during one of my presentations to a group of local writers.

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callig
Mar 26, 2019

For americans and canadians, conditioned to movies with explosions, violence, dramatic larger-than-life characters and confrontations this british 3 part series/movie will probably be hopelessly dull.
For everybody else, bloody well done.

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westcoast11
Sep 04, 2018

Check it out. Based on a true story.
Informative and entertaining, without gruesome or violent scenes.

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Nooksack20
Jun 28, 2018

Fine dramatization of an historical event that changed the way law enforcement investigates ongoing and cold cases. Highly recommended.

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Shellie1_us
May 24, 2018

I remember the first time DNA was used in case in the small city I lived in back in the late eighties. The man had kidnapped, raped and killed a girl he had been stalking. The DNA sealed his fate on death row. Really enjoyed this police show that gives the background on how DNA was discovered and then used in the legal system. First against deadbeat parents and, then criminals.does a good job of explaining the science without being dull. Excellent police show on a serial rapist/murderer. Amazing how the one policeman refused to give up. It took him years to prove his case, but he gave justice to their families.

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xcoalminer
Apr 06, 2018

....I remember reading all about this in Readers Digest many, many years ago. The doctor that found this DNA thing should have been knighted. He was a genius.

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idamama2
Feb 25, 2018

one of the best movies in every way possible.
I loved every single minute of this series.

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