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Nuremberg Trials Begin

The Nuremberg Trials, which took place in Nuremberg, Germany, between 1945 and 1949, were a series of trials prosecuting Nazi officials for their participation in WWII and the Holocaust. The first and most famous of these trials, the Trial of the Major War Criminals before the International Military Tribunal, involved 24 of the most important leaders of Nazi Germany, 12 of whom were sentenced to death for crimes against humanity and other offenses. How were the death sentences carried out?



The Dark Figure of Crime

Criminologists and sociologists use the term "dark figure of crime" to describe the number of crimes that go unreported or undiscovered. Researchers agree that official crime statistics have certain limitations: they can be influenced by police discretion and manpower as well as changes in legislation, technology, the economy, and social values. In addition, some crimes are simply not reported to police. Consequently, researchers have turned to alternative measures of criminality, such as what?

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Emilio Pucci

Pucci was an Italian fashion designer known for his signature use of bright colors and bold patterns. The son of an Italian noble, he was a member of the 1934 Italian Olympic ski team and received a skiing scholarship to Reed College. Pucci's fashion ambitions were encouraged when, in 1947, he was photographed by Harper's Bazaar wearing skiwear he had designed. In 1950, Pucci opened a couture house on the Isle of Capri. From 1963 to 1972, Pucci was a member of what government body?

Last updated on Friday, 20th November 2009

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