The First 48
For homicide detectives, the clock starts ticking the moment they are called. Their chance of solving a case is cut in half if they don’t get a lead in the first 48 hours of an investigation. “The First 48” offers an insider’s look into the real-life world of homicide investigators as they tackle a new case. Each episode covers homicides in difference cities covering each alternately, showing how detectives use forensic evidence, witness interviews and other advanced detective skills to identify suspects. While most cases are solved within the first 48 hours, some go on days, weeks, months, or even years after the first 48.