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Justice & Punishment

The Notorious Case of Dr. Crippen
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The Notorious Case of Dr. Crippen

On 23 November 1910, Dr. Hawley Harvey Crippen was hanged at Pentonville Prison in London. A small unimposing man qualified in homeopathic medicine, he was convicted of the murder and …
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Revengeful Mass Murder by a Mother of Three
2 days ago

Revengeful Mass Murder by a Mother of Three

Four weeks after 43-year-old Jody Herring, a mother of three, lost custody of her 9-year-old daughter she viciously targeted the people she held to blame, prosecutors said at her sentencing …
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A Listener’s Story of Hope
3 days ago

A Listener’s Story of Hope

Many episodes of Sword and Scale have struck an emotional cord in our listeners but very few have hit as close to home for most of our fans as Episode …
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The Lundy Murders: A Father’s Betrayal?
4 days ago

The Lundy Murders: A Father’s Betrayal?

Bludgeoned to death with an axe in an act of unspeakable violence in their own home, the appalling murders of 38-year-old Christine Lundy and her 7-year-old daughter Amber, have been …
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Crime Scene Blood Detection Dogs
6 days ago

Crime Scene Blood Detection Dogs

Within a crime scene, the presence and location of blood can provide vital evidence to forensic investigators as to what has happened. We are all familiar with the use of …
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The Madness of Two
6 days ago

The Madness of Two

Shared psychosis, known to many as folie à deux, is an uncommon psychiatric disorder in which two people feed off of one another’s delusional beliefs or hallucinations. It was first …
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The Murder of Sophie Elliott
1 week ago

The Murder of Sophie Elliott

“Clayton, you are the epitome of evil.” Sophie Elliott’s father told the man who had brutally stabbed his 22-year-old daughter to death. “I hope her screams of agony ring in …
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Knife-Wielding Man Arrested for 131st Time
1 week ago

Knife-Wielding Man Arrested for 131st Time

When a Hartford, Connecticut woman awoke to the sound of glass breaking, her instincts were to flee to safety. Finding a safe room in her home, she locked the door …
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Notorious Crime Gang Trained for Daring Raids
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Notorious Crime Gang Trained for Daring Raids

On 17 March 2017, six men were jailed for a total of 47 years after being uncovered as gang members who stole £3 million pounds worth of jewelry across a …
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Murder Charges Under the Delayed Death Exception
2 weeks ago

Murder Charges Under the Delayed Death Exception

In most cases where charges of murder are brought against an individual, they come after a victim has been found dead. In some cases, no body has been found but …
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