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26402261.pdf
Gathering of multiple exhibits focused on murder and law

william hogarth  the four stages of cruelty_ the reward of cruelty 1 february 1751.jpg
The subject, Nero, has been hanged for his crimes. His body has been donated to anatomists for public dissections. A crowd gathers as surgeons take him apart. The dominating figure above oversees the spectacle, his role as chief surgeon or high judge…

Cornell defines actus reus as the act or omission that comprises the physical elements of a crime.

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Death Mask of William Burke.jpg
A plaster mold of the head of William Burke after his public execution in 1829 for the "anatomy murders." Burke was named by his accomplices as the head of the body-snatching, black-market trade that supplied the Edinburgh's medical school with…

Plaster mold (phrenology).jpg
According to the London Science Museum, "Pierre Francois Lacenaire (1800-36) was a notorious French killer. He was executed by guillotine in March 1836. A plaster copy was made of his head after his death. This was collected by Dr Gachet (1828-1909),…

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The 1832 Act published in response to the growing demand for cadavers. "An Act for regulating Schools of Anatomy."

The hardships of the English laws in relation to wives..pdf
The author compares English law to Civil law in instances of a women's abilities in different circumstances. It also includes the author's objections to different laws.

A journal excerpt of the Law and History Review. This excerpt particularly focuses on Guilt in the law of theft in 1750-1800
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