Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 419
- Apr 6, 2020 7:00 pm
- 50:41 mins
Murder in Miniature: How Dollhouses Invented the Field of Modern Forensics Guest: Bruce Goldfarb, executive assistant for the Chief Medical Examiner for the state of Maryland, curator of Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death, and author of “18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee and the Invention of Modern Forensics” Frances Glessner Lee worked tirelessly to create 20 true crime scene dioramas that recreated 20 real homicide cases that were hard to crack. She used these dioramas to help teach investigators how to gather the most pertinant details at a crime scene. Through her work she became the mother of modern forensic science. 18 of these dioramas are still used to teach about forensic science today. American Sherlock Guest: Kate Winkler Dawson, author, "American Sherlock: Murder, Forensics, and the Birth of American CSI" In the first half of the 20th century, Edgar Oscar Heinrich rose to fame as highly skilled and multi-faceted forensic scientist, developing and pioneering techniques that are still used today by criminal investigators.