How Dollhouses Led to the Birth of Modern Forensics
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 1112 , Segment 2
Episode: The Hunt for a Victorian Era Serial Killer
- Jul 30, 2021 7:00 pm
- 21:03 mins
Frances Glessner Lee worked tirelessly to create 20 crime scene dioramas that recreated 20 real hard to solve homicide cases. She used these dioramas to teach investigators how to gather the most pertinent details at a crime scene, becoming the mother of modern forensic science. Eighteen of these dioramas are still used to teach about forensic science today. 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"