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Murder in America: 3 Infamous Crime Scenes

Scattered throughout the American landscape are crime scenes that live in infamy. Each of these notorious locations have their own unique homicidal story. Here are three such stories. Holmes Murder Castle It was 1893, and Chicago was hosting the World’s … Continue reading

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Fatal Women: 4 of History’s Most Ruthless Female Criminals

After looking through my past blog posts, it hit me – most of the criminals mentioned are men. Well, that doesn’t seem fair. Granted, most criminals are men (sorry, guys.) Still, there certainly has been some notoriously ruthless females throughout … Continue reading

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Social Order: The Historical Evolution of Policing

Throughout civilized history, it has been vital for society to maintain some semblance of order with respect to crime. And, although, in ancient times, there existed no official, organized police function, people still managed to keep crime somewhat under control. … Continue reading

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4 Influential Figures in the History of Forensic Psychology

Forensic psychology is a fascinating specialty that focuses on researching human behavior, as it relates to the law.  To that end, forensic psychologists utilize their research, experience and skills to consult within the legal system – in both civil and … Continue reading

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Antiquity to Modernity: A Timeline of Criminal Justice and Criminology

Our modern notions of crime and punishment are the result of millennia of human advancement. From antiquity to modern times, criminal justice and criminology have evolved due to significant contributions from a diverse array of civilizations. Here is a brief … Continue reading

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7 Pivotal Events in the History of American Criminal Justice

The American Criminal Justice system has a long and storied history. It has undergone a vast array of reforms, and has experienced significant milestones. Here are seven key moments that have helped shape the system we know today. Advent of … Continue reading

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9 Historical Innovators and Leaders in Forensic Science

Forensic science is in a continuous state of evolution. Here are nine individuals who have had a significant role in shaping the past, present and future of this fascinating science.  Bernard Spilsbury (1877 – 1947) Famed for bringing forensic science … Continue reading

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