Friday, 18 November 2022

The Grim Crime-Scene Dollhouses Made by the ‘Mother of Forensics’

quote [ Glessner Lee’s influence has endured long after her own death. Her dioramas are still used in training seminars today, for their original purpose: “to convict the guilty, to clear the innocent, and find the truth in a nutshell.” ]

Methods for training investigators.
[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+3]
[by Paracetamol@4:30pmGMT]


gendo666 said @ 7:45am GMT on 19th Nov [Score:2]

I started teaching myself miniature photography about 10 years ago.
It was one of the reasons I started buying G.I.Joe and other figures.
(and I will be honest a partial justification) And one of the things I have striven to get are "realistic scenes" - sometimes that means reproducing from life and sometimes it means exaggeration. I see something of this here.

Without Frances Glessner Lee’s work this "striving for reality" in crime scene investigation we might have something akin to it but I get the impression it would have developed later.
We she her hand as well in entertainment.
Without her the CSI and forensics shows of today would not exist.
the whole "building a case based on in situ findings" might still have developed but it's origins might not be as interesting.

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