Expert Takeover with Dr Laura Pettler
Sep
24
to Oct 7

Expert Takeover with Dr Laura Pettler

About Laura Pettler:

Laura Pettler is a Private Investigator, Charter Member of the Cold Case Accountability Act of 2020 Change.org Petition Drive, former District Attorney's Investigator and Deputy Coroner; Co-Executive Producer and Host of International Academy of Web Television Awards 2017 Nominee "Notorious: True Crime Stories with Laura Pettler”; The Dr. Oz Show's Forensic Criminologist on True Crime Tuesdays.

President of North Carolina based firm Laura Pettler & Associates Death Investigations that specializes in solving cold case and hot case staged murders specifically related to intimate partner and domestic violence homicide, such as suicides, accidents, naturals, undetermined, missing persons, intimate partner serial homicide cases and sexual homicides. Laura and her team analyze the physical and behavioral evidence in death cases, conduct interviews, reconstruct bloodstain patterns, bullet paths, wound paths from evidence in the scene combined with personality traits, emotionality, cognition, and behaviors of those involved.

Laura is the author of the first book in the world on crime scene staging entitled, Crime Scene Staging Dynamics in Homicide Cases, and is currently working on the second edition along with her Memoir.

Laura is also the inventor of The Kaleidoscope System Shooting and Bloodstain Crime Scene Reconstruction System sold in more than 30 countries. Laura was the Director of North Carolina's first and only Crime Scene Reconstruction and Behavioral Analysis program in history based in Prosecutorial District 20A and was the Director of its former Cold Case Task Force until 2010.

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Expert Takeover with Dr Kimberlie Massnick
Oct
8
to Oct 19

Expert Takeover with Dr Kimberlie Massnick

More information coming soon...

 

About Kimberlie Massnick:

Kimberlie Massnick, PhD is a criminologist who specializes in sexual offenders and serial killers. She is an assistant professor of criminal justice at Indian River State College where she believes that learning needs to get out of the classroom. She stages crime scenes instead of giving traditional exams, takes her students out to assist law enforcement with searches and participates in countless opportunities with the homeless, addicted and juveniles in need. Massnick believes that to be a great professor one needs to be a lifelong learner.

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Crime Conversations with Dr. Natalie Schilling
Oct
22
12:00 AM00:00

Crime Conversations with Dr. Natalie Schilling

Crime Conversations with Dr. Natalie Schilling:

In this Insider exclusive interview, Dr. Natalie Schilling takes you on a deep dive about Forensic Linguistics and explains how she uses her expertise to help investigators solve crimes.

More information coming soon.

 

About Natalie Schilling:

Natalie Schilling is a Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. She is internationally recognized for her research on language variation and change. She regularly teaches Sociolinguistics (language and society) and Forensic Linguistics and has given more than 100 presentations at U.S. and international academic conferences, university academic departments, and forensic linguistics training workshops on the scientific analysis of language evidence. Her audiences have ranged from the FBI (NCAVC, BAU-1) to incarcerated persons in maximum security prison. She has served as a forensic linguistics expert in cases ranging form authorship attribution to speaker profiling. 

Natalie has been played on TV twice--once in Criminal Minds (the character Alex Blake was partly based on Natalie) and once in the recent Manhunt: Unabomber series, where 'Natalie Rogers' was based on the real Natalie.

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Medical Toxicology with Dr Leslie Dye
Nov
5
to Nov 16

Medical Toxicology with Dr Leslie Dye

Learn all about poisoning, crime and more from Medical Toxicologist Leslie Dye.

More information coming soon..

 

About Leslie Dye:

Dr. Leslie R. Dye, MD is board certified in emergency medicine and medical toxicology. Dr. Dye graduated from the University Of Kansas School Of Medicine and completed her residency in Emergency Medicine and her fellowship in Medical Toxicology and Hyperbaric medicine at the University of Cincinnati. She was an associate professor in emergency medicine and Pharmacology/Toxicology at Wright State University. She is the immediate past president of the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) and is a fellow of ACMT and of the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology (AACT). Dr. Dye is the Editor-in-Chief, Emeritus of the Journal of Medical Toxicology, the official journal of ACMT and the Editor-in-Chief of Point of Care Content for Elsevier. She also practices addiction medicine. In addition to numerous book chapters and other extensive publishing in the scientific literature, Dr. Dye is the senior editor for the textbook, “Case Studies in Medical Toxicology.” She is a true crime follower and is particularly interested in crimes that involve poisoning. She lives on a farm in rural Ohio with her husband and two German Wirehaired pointers. Her husband is very nice to her.. and sleeps with one eye open.

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Crime Conversations with Prosecutor Barbara Trathen
Nov
19
12:00 AM00:00

Crime Conversations with Prosecutor Barbara Trathen

Crime Conversations with Prosecutor Barbara Trathen

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About Barbara Trathen:

Barbara spent over twenty years as a prosecuting attorney, including four years with a specialty in the investigation and trial presentation of homicide cases. Prior to that she was the lead prosecutor in several high-profile murder cases, as well as the co-prosecutor in the Mike Tyson rape trial. Barbara was also a technical advisor for the crime drama Close to Home, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, which was based in part on her early years as a prosecutor. 

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Jessica Chambers Deep Dive, from Legal Analyst Beth Karas
Sep
17
12:00 AM00:00

Jessica Chambers Deep Dive, from Legal Analyst Beth Karas

Jessica Chambers Deep Dive, from Legal Analyst Beth Karas

Legal Analyst Beth Karas will be taking you on a deep dive into the still unsolved horrifying murder of Jessica Chambers. 

We’ll be looking at every detail of this case, leading up to the live premiere of Oxygen's new limited series “Unspeakable Crime: The Killing of Jessica Chambers” airing Saturday, 9/15 at 7/6c. If you miss the premiere, you can catch-up right on your CrimeCon app any time starting Monday, 9/17 and watch episode 2 before it premieres next week.

Follow along closely and join us on our search for justice for Jessica.

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Crime Scenes with Kelly O'Donnell
Aug
20
to Aug 31

Crime Scenes with Kelly O'Donnell

Retired Crime Scene Investigator Kelly O'Donnell teaches Insiders valuable lessons from her experience with crime scenes and provides insight into what it's like to be a real-life CSI, as opposed to what you see on television. 

Over the course of two weeks, you'll explore a number of different topics, including:

  • Encountering a crime scene
  • Crime scene preservation
  • Clean up procedures
  • Evidence destruction

About Kelly O'Donnell:

Kelly O'Donnell has over 10 years of Law Enforcement Experience as a Crime Scene and Background Investigator as well as a Criminal Justice and Use of Force Instructor. O'Donnell helps to develop and implement evidence destruction policies. She is also a Consultant for the Public Defender’s Office.

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Alina Burroughs on Casey Anthony & Investigating Crime Scenes
Aug
6
to Aug 17

Alina Burroughs on Casey Anthony & Investigating Crime Scenes

The murder of two-year-old Caylee Anthony has haunted us for years. Alina Burroughs was a crime scene investigator heavily involved in the Casey Anthony investigation. Now retired, Alina can speak freely about the investigation and will share her opinions and experience working the case with Insiders.

She'll also provide insight into her current role as a Forensic Trainer and share a few valuable lessons that she's learned along the way.

About Alina Burroughs:

Alina Burroughs holds a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Florida.  Alina is a former Senior Certified Crime Scene Analyst and instructor of Forensic Science at the college level.  Alina is a published author in the Journal of Forensic Identification and has received awards for Investigative skill from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI.  Alina joined FARO as an Applications Engineer to support the Public Safety vertical and is currently a Senior Applications Engineer Expert for Public safety, specializing in training Focus Laser Scanner & Scene software.

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Crime Conversations with Kimberlie Massnick
Aug
1
12:00 AM00:00

Crime Conversations with Kimberlie Massnick

Crime Conversations with Kimberlie Massnick:

Learn all about criminology and victimology in this Insider exclusive interview with CrimeCon attendee and Criminal Justice Professor, Kimberlie Massnick. She discusses her unique approach to teaching and the real-life cases she's investigated in the classroom. Through her stories she explains how we can better understand and empathize with the fear victims experience at the hands of their abusers and killers. You don’t want to miss this gripping story.

 

About Kimberlie Massnick:

Kimberlie Massnick, PhD is a criminologist who specializes in sexual offenders and serial killers. She is an assistant professor of criminal justice at Indian River State College where she believes that learning needs to get out of the classroom. She stages crime scenes instead of giving traditional exams, takes her students out to assist law enforcement with searches and participates in countless opportunities with the homeless, addicted and juveniles in need. Massnick believes that to be a great professor one needs to be a lifelong learner.

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Cold Cases with Sheryl McCollum
Jul
16
to Jul 27

Cold Cases with Sheryl McCollum

Follow along with Sheryl McCollum as she deep dives into two current cold cases, giving Insiders extensive background information and insight into the cases. You can theorize and discuss the case with fellow Insiders and get Sheryl's opinions and answers by submitting thoughts/questions through the form at anytime. Experience what it's like to work a cold case first-hand by exploring the following topics:

  • Victimology
  • Case timeline
  • Photos from the crime scene
  • Reports and statements
  • Means, motive, and opportunity analysis

About Sheryl McCollum:

Sheryl McCollum is a CSI for a metro Atlanta Police Department as well as the Director of the Cold Case Investigative Research Institute, a collaboration between universities and colleges that brings researchers, practitioners, students and the criminal justice community together to advance techniques in solving cold cases. Some of the high-profile crimes Sheryl and her students have worked on include: Tu Pac Shakur, Chandra Levy, Natalee Holloway and The Boston Strangler

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