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Historical Treatises & Pamphlets
Includes many legal classics and trial transcripts.
Making of Modern Law
Digital images of legal treatises on US and British law published(1800-1926), trials (1600-1926), and primary sources (1620-1926).
Crime, Punishment, and Popular Culture
Includes historic American and foreign manuscripts, books, broadsheets, and periodicals from 1790-1920.
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Modern Treatises & Books
There are many good books on the history of murder and punishment in both the Law Library and the main Ekstrom Library.
Law Library Catalog
The law library has many current treatises in its general and rare books sections.
Louisville Murder and Mayhem by
Call Number: HV6795.L68 M37 2012
Publication Date: 2012
Life in Louisville in the years following the Civil War, and through the turn of the century, was as exciting as it was dangerous. As Keven McQueen proves in this collection of morbid tales of crime and depravity, life in Louisville had a darker side.
The Elements of Murder by
Call Number: HV6552.E67 2005
Publication Date: 2006
This book is about elements that kill. Mercury, arsenic, antimony, lead, and thallium can be lethal, as many a poisoner knew too well. Emsley explores the gruesome history of these elements and those who have succumbed to them.
The Innocent Killer by
Call Number: KF225.A84 G75 2013
Publication Date: 2014
As Seen on Netflix's Making a Murderer. The story of one of the nation s most notorious wrongful convictions.