Barbara Peters: The CSI Effect

What most of us know of post mortems comes from television crime dramas, with equipment so cutting edge it borders on science fiction. Good-looking forensic pathologists and gothic looking mortuary technicians obtain conveniently swift results from unrealistic cases – the ‘CSI Effect’.

As part of Death on the Fringe, fully qualified mortuary technician, Barbara Peters, will explain what actually happens in a forensic post mortem. She will compare the bad examples of television with the real-life workings of a mortuary and dispel any myths about the profession.


St John’s Episcopal Church
12 Aug 2019 4pm