News Releases

REF NO.: 163

SUBJECT: Noted anthropologist and homicide expert to explore crime scene investigation process
DATE: Feb. 25, 2004

If the ratings for such TV police dramas as CSI and NCIS are any indication, there's a big fascination out there for crime scene investigation practices. But do the investigation procedures depicted on those shows bear any resemblance to reality? CSI and NCIS fans and other amateur criminologists will have the opportunity to find out, Tuesday, March 9 at 7:45 p.m., when Dr. Elliott Leyton, world renowned researcher on serial killings and author of the international bestseller, Hunting Humans, presents CSI St. John's: Myth and Reality of Criminal Investigation Procedures. The lecture will take place in the D.F. Cook Recital Hall, located in the Music Building on Memorial's St. John's campus. Tickets are available at a cost of $15. Dr. Leyton's presentation will feature portions of an episode of CSI to provide a comparison for what takes place on TV and what transpires in real life police. To order tickets, please call 737-7979.

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