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PBS’s Documentary “The Poisoner’s Handbook”

PBS’s documentary The Poisoner’s Handbook traces the history of how forensic science was introduced into the courtroom. The film focuses on the pioneering work of two doctors—Charles Norris and Alexander Gettler. In 1918, Charles Norris became New York City’s first Chief … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On April 6, 1931, nine African American youths were put on trial after being falsely accused of raping two white women on a train.  An all-white jury in Scottsboro, Alabama, found them guilty. To learn more about this infamous case you … Continue reading

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