Part 1 of South Florida Crime History, with Dr. Paul George, of HistoryMiami.

(08-21-2017) An impenetrable South Florida topography hindered access, so it was a haven for deserters and criminals during the Civil War.

In the 1880’s, only Federal Marshals enforced laws. North Miami became a center for booze, gambling and prostitution, and Miami’s first serial killer made his mark.

This is Part 1 of a three-part series on Crime History in South Florida.