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U.S. pays tribute to 'mother of forensic science'A homicide detective trains on the job for years, but one woman's pioneering miniature crime-scene replicas are still used more than half a century after her death to teach police investigators from across the United States. Starting in the 1940s, Frances Glessner Lee, known as the "mother of forensic science," subverted traditionally feminine crafts to make breakthroughs in a male-dominated field of criminal investigation that was then still in its infancy.Although the solution to each crime scene remains a secret as they are still used for training, visitors to the Renwick were encouraged to make their own findings, flashlight in hand.Forbidden by her wealthy parents from attending college, Lee was made to marry at age 19 and had three children.
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