Forensic miniatures

There was an interesting post in “Murder is Everywhere” on crime-scene miniatures

that were constructed by Frances Glessner Lee, the first female US police captain and “mother of forensic science”, who precisely reproduced murder scenes for detectives to study. 

She was apparently a great lover of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries and loved solving murder puzzles.  She came to believe that studying a crime scene would enable a detective to make large strides towards solving the case by picking up appropriate clues – just as the fictional Holmes did. 

Michael Sears’ fascinating blog post is here, and there are photos (such as the above), a video, and a VR exploration on the gallery’s exhibition page, here.


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