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Inside True Crime: from crime scene to mug shot

From Weegee, chronicler of crime in 1930s-40s NYC to the tucked away files of the LAPD archives, we take a look at true crime photography. Take a look vintage mugshots; explore the miniature chrome scenes created by the criminologist Frances Glessner Lee, who is said to have revolutionized crime scene investigation; and gaze into facial reconstruction sculptures depicting suspected murder victims. Plus, we talk to a forensic photographer about life on the job.

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    Photographer Unearths a Wealth of True Crime Photos from the LAPD Archives

    Photographer Unearths a Wealth of True Crime Photos from the LAPD Archives

    Morgue, man with floral tattoo, 1945 © LAPD. Courtesy of Fototeka. From Weegee to L.A. Confidential, both real and fiction crime stories have been well …

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