FREE CSI Seminar in Denver
It’s that time of year again for the 7th Annual CSI seminar at Regis University in Denver. The seminar is October 12th and 13th and is free to those who register at this link. Here is a listing of the seminars. If you are a local crime author I think it would be well worth your time to attend.
Friday, October 12th
Doors to the Mountain View room will open and light hors d’oeuvres will be served in the new Claver Hall Cafe. Walk-ins and additional guests are welcome as long as space is available.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Detective Sergeant Jon Mattsen, Kings County Sherriff’s Office, Washington State
Det. Sgt. Mattsen was one of the five original members assigned to the Green River Killings case after Gary Ridgway (a.k.a. Green River Killer) was identified through DNA. Sgt. Mattsen became a lead investigator and one of four primary interviewers of Ridgway when Ridgway entered into an agreement with the King County Prosecutor’s Office. Ridgway was responsible for killing 49 females in the 1980s and 1990s – mostly prostitutes in Washington State – and dumping their bodies in and around the Green River.
Sgt. Mattsen will explore and help attendees understand the dynamics, attitudes, investigatory efforts and consequences of this violent, nationally-recognized crime.
Saturday, October 13th
More than 20 different speaker presentations will be taking place throughout the day beginning at 8:45am, 10:15am, 1:45pm, and 3:45pm. At 12:00pm, Officers from the Denver Police Department K-9 Unit will introduce their canine partner through an exciting demonstration attendees might only see on T.V. The demonstration will take place on the Lowell campus Quad, in front of the Student Center.
Also during the lunch period, an all-you-can-eat brunch featuring fresh, local foods will be available in the Student Center for $9.25 (plus tax) following the K-9 demonstration. Many great restaurants are also located near the campus (44th, 38th, and 32nd & Lowell) – just ask a volunteer for recommendations.
Former Denver Chief Deputy District Attorney, current contract Attorney for the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Criminal Justice Program and Denver’s #1 animal advocate, Diane Balkin, will be returning this year to present on the Link Between Cruelty to Animals and Violence Towards Humans.
Internationally recognized retired Denver Police Lieutenant Jon Priest offers a unique perspective and a dynamic case review as a primary investigator in one of Denver’s most violent sexual assault homicides.
Other event presentation topics include:
- Cybercrime & Computer Forensics
- Advanced investigative techniques
- First-hand survivor accounts
- Abuse and other violent crimes
- High-profile cases
- New directions in Criminological Research
A detailed schedule of Saturday’s presentations and registration will be available soon.
If you are not already on the Criminology Event distribution list and are interested in being added, please contact Melissa Piper (firstname.lastname@example.org).