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The Netflix original documentary, Making a Murderer, became an enormous hit and captured the viewing public’s attention. The 10-part documentary details the life of Steven Avery, a rural Wisconsin man whose three-decade battle with the justice system is at the heart of the film. Steven was originally convicted of chilling crime in 1985 that he [...]

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Can’t Touch This

On February 9, 2011 By Rachel Purcell

Law school has all but ruined my love for the prime-time law drama. No one ever follows the rules. Not only do these shows run fast and loose with the law, but they take great liberties with forensic science. Detectives solve complicated, outrageous crimes quickly and neatly, usually after some geek in a lab coat [...]

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The story unfolds like a hybrid horror or science fiction film: a serial killer called the Grim Sleeper preys on prostitutes and drug addicts, murdering them and disposing of their bodies in dumpsters and alleyways in a south Los Angeles neighborhood. The deranged man kills at least seven women in the mid-1980’s and then [...]

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