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As Jane Rizzoli on TNT's Rizzoli & Isles, actress Angie Harmon plays a detective who investigates murder scenes and serial killers. In her real life, Angie admits her ideal job is actually the role she plays on television: a homicide detective.

To fulfill her dream, Oprah Show producers sent Angie to the National Forensic Academy in Knoxville, Tennessee. This secluded, wooded area—known as the Body Farm—is protected by layers of razor wire fences and surveillance cameras. Police and detectives from all over the country travel here to study every aspect of violent crime. Student investigators examine bodies in various stages of decomposition, attend autopsies and learn how to read footprints, tire tracks, blood spatters and ballistics.

The body farm is not for the faint of heart, but Angie says she isn't afraid of a little blood and guts. "This is really a chance of a lifetime, and I'm really, really excited about it," she says.

FROM: Tony Danza, Serena Williams, Angie Harmon: Celebrities Take on Dream Jobs
Published on September 27, 2010

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