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CAPITAL CRIME IN EARLY AMERICA: Additional Resources

Dr. Duffy- Honors 2306D

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How did we become so obsessed with “true crime”? This multidisciplinary syllabus shows how we view crime as a whole and how those views have changed over time. 

The articles in this syllabus offer a multidisciplinary approach to true crime. The first section of articles are specific examples of true crime stories that explain the crime within its historical context. The next section focuses on the “sciences” of criminal investigation over time, and how those are used and misused in criminology and popular culture today. Finally, the last section offers articles that explore true crime’s impact on society. How do we view crime as a whole, and how has that changed over time?

 Read More: https://daily.jstor.org/a-true-crime-syllabus/ (Scroll down to see a list of crimes- including Lizzie Borden!)

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