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Death in a Diorama: The Work of Frances Glessner Lee

In the 1940s, Frances Glessner Lee built 20 dioramas of real crime scenes. Called her Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death, they were used to teach the science of crime scene investigation.

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Crime of the Century: The Brides in the Bath

Detective-Inspector Arthur Neil knew the deaths were not accidental. He just didn’t have any proof. Staring at the bathtub where his victim had drowned, he thought, “If anyone can get drowned in a bath like this, it’s a marvel.”

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Speech, Crime, and Son of Sam Laws

Crime can pay, but Son of Sam laws attempt to prevent criminals from cashing in on their crimes. Various states and the federal government have such laws on their books. Learn about these laws in this post.

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4 Heinous Wrongful Convictions in American History

Unfortunately, wrongful convictions—when an innocent person is convicted of a crime—are not a rarity in American history. Countless people, perhaps more than we will ever know, have gone to jail or even been executed for crimes that they did not commit.

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Crime of the Century: The Case of Timothy Evans

Thomasina was fed up with her son, Timothy. She had learned that Timothy had left London, returning to his hometown in Wales, where he was staying with his aunt and uncle. Before he had left London, Timothy had quit his job and sold his furniture. When Thomasina heard this, she was furious.