This course will survey some of the most significant crimes from the past, and the controversies that still surround them. We will analyze carefully the social and political forces at play, and their influence on the administration of justice. Each crime we study will include a look at relevant forensic evidence and its significance in determining suspects’ guilt or innocence. With the exception of Jack the Ripper, the crimes discussed will have been committed within the United States.
Facilitator: Bill Krause holds the following degrees: A.A.; B.S.; M.S.; MBA; as well as MT(ASCP) certification. He has more than 25 years of experience in education (academic, clinical laboratory and industrial settings). He has co-authored scientific papers and a book-length text (First Responder, 7th ed., Prentice Hall). He is currently an adjunct faculty member of the Senor Institute/Continuing Education Program at CCBC and of Osher at Towson University.
Tuesdays, November 6, 13, 20, 27 AND December 4, 11 and 18
10:30 a.m. - noon