Parents' Guide to

The Great American Manhunt

By Lien Murakami, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Fascinating look at forensic evidence -- without the gore.

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age 9+

Based on 1 parent review

age 9+

great show for kids 9 and up.

This program shows critical thinking, team work, and productive disagreements in the service of a team goal. There's mystery and it's fun to play along and try to figure out what the target will really be like.

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While not as fast paced as a forensics mystery show, THE GREAT AMERICAN MANHUNT is a fascinating look at how experts might go about tracking down a target. The experts form a theory and then go into the field to test their theories. Sometimes their hunches don't match up with the clues as more information on the theory is explored. Not only do viewers learn about forensics and psychology, but also about various other occupations and activities and how they leave clues on a person's body. Some occupations and activities, such as boxing, leave obvious clues while, other activities such as being in a band, firefighting, or motorcycle racing are revealed to have surprising effects and injuries as well. It's possible to fracture your pelvis surfing, who knew?

It's fun to follow along with the mystery and form theories while viewing. The Great American Manhunt is a fun and educational show for mystery lovers, and a great choice for kids interested in forensic science, but who are too young or sensitive to handle the violence and gore that normally accompanies these televised investigations.

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