Modern Marvels: FBI's Crime Lab
To spearhead its fight against crime and terrorism in the 21st century, the Federal Bureau of Investigation relies heavily on the important work being conducted at the FBI Laboratory, the agency's $150 million-plus building in Quantico, Virginia.
Here, nearly 700 highly trained scientists and technicians utilize cutting-edge forensic technology in an attempt to unearth the identities of serious criminal perpetrators. More than one million examinations are carried out at this facility each year, providing crucial information and support to law enments agencies across the country.
In this captivating documentary, The History ChannelÂ® reviews the lab's history - from its humble beginnings in 1932 to the state-of-the-art complex it is today. See how the events of 9/11 and the FBI's new mandate to fight international terrorism have changed the lab forever.