How to Get Away With Murder in Yellowstone National Park

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In 2005, a Michigan State law professor published a paper in a law journal where he described a way to commit the perfect crime and get away with it. His article got a lot of attention, because unlike a lot of fictional crime stories with “perfect crimes”, the scenario that law professor Brian C. Kalt described was real and very much possible.

Prof. Kalt’s perfect crime takes place within a 50-square mile area dubbed the “zone of death” situated atop America’s famous supervolcano, the Yellowstone National Park. Inside this lawless oasis, one can commit any major crime, such as homicide, freely admit to it, and still get off scot-free. Here’s how it works:

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