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Friday, June 9
 

12:30pm

Welcome
Welcome to CrimeCon '17!

Friday June 9, 2017 12:30pm - 12:45pm
Grand Ballroom 5-6

1:00pm

Carl Marino
Carl Marino was a deputy sheriff in New York and served on the force for 17 years — but most of you know him from portraying Lt. Joe Kenda in the Investigation Discovery show “Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda”. Carl kicks off the convention by giving us some incite into his everyday life and his experiences on the show — then he'll open up the floor for questions. 

Speakers
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Carl Marino

After attending the United States Military Academy at West Point, Carl Marino served 17 years on the police force as a Deputy Sheriff in New York.  He “fell” into the acting world after later moving to California, making his television debut on the NBC primetime show Trauma... Read More →


Friday June 9, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Grand Ballroom 5-6

1:00pm

Day in the Life: Crime Reporter
They don't call him "Scoop J" for nothing! NBC WTHR's Steve "Scoop" Jefferson is known in the television news industry as one of the best crime reporters across the country by scooping the competition! His sources are deep, his connections are wide, and somehow he often convinces criminals to turn themselves in! Jefferson was the first and only reporter who was tipped off about the Subway spokesperson Jared Fogle's arrest for sexual misconduct with minors. Scoop found himself conducting live interviews with national and international television and radio networks as he broke the case wide open in front of Fogle's Zionsville, Indiana home as he was led away in handcuffs to the shock of neighbors. Jefferson joins his colleague WTHR Channel 13 News Anchor Andrea Morehead to discuss that case and other riveting crime stories he's covered in his 28 year career, and how the media and law enforcement work together to find justice for victims and their families.

Moderators
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Andrea Morehead

Anchor, WTHR NBC 13
Four-time Emmy Award-winning television broadcaster Andrea Morehead anchors the weekday 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts for WTHR NBC 13 in Indianapolis, Indiana.She has been with Channel 13 since 1999 and has field-anchored major events including the 2000 NBA Championships; 2000 Summer... Read More →

Speakers
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Steve Jefferson

Crimebeat Reporter, WTHR NBC 13
Steve Jefferson joined WTHR NBC Indianapolis in June 2002.  He has served as a reporter and anchor for television and radio stations in Ohio, Georgia, South Carolina, Mississippi and Oregon. He was won numerous professional awards including two Emmy's, an Edward R. Murrow, Best... Read More →


Friday June 9, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Grand Ballroom 9-10

2:00pm

Day in the Life: Homicide Detective
Clover Lane Media presents "The Mannina Files."  IMPD Officer Christine Mannina has the unique gift of bringing to life the real cases of her career as a former homicide detective. Her storytelling has captured the attention of television audiences for over 15 years with appearances on Investigation Discovery's Real Detective and The Shift, and Oxygen's Women and the Badge. With over 21 years of law enforcement experience, Mannina has investigated over 700 criminal cases with a 93-percent solve and arrest rate for homicides, earning her the 2005 Detective of the Year Award. Mannina says she likes to "keep It real," offering a no-nonsense glimpse into the reality of police and detective work that is authentic, distinctive and compelling.  From the suspects to the victim's families, she opens up her case files for the first time to discuss some of the most heinous and notorious crimes that captivated the city of Indianapolis and still haunt her every minute of the day.

Speakers
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Christine Mannina

Indianapolis Police Department
With over 21 years of law enforcement experience, Christine Mannina served for nine years as one of the most successful homicide detectives for the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. Her 95-percent solve and arrest rate garnered her the 2005 Detective of the Year Award... Read More →


Friday June 9, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Grand Ballroom 9-10

3:00pm

Cold Case Research 101

If you’ve ever wanted to help solve a cold case, this session is for you. Through a selection of cold cases (both famous and lesser known), you will learn the techniques, investigative methods, means, and actions taken by Sheryl and her team to help solve each case. At the end of the session you'll walk away with the tools, techniques, and working knowledge necessary to lend real help to cold case researchers. 


Speakers
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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... Read More →


Friday June 9, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Grand Ballroom 5-6

3:00pm

OJ vs. Iron Mike: Tyson's Prosecutor Speaks

Barbara Trathen, co-prosecutor in the Mike Tyson rape trial (which took place in Indy), will talk about these two famous cases and explain her view as to why one athlete went to prison while the other walked free. 

Trathen will take the audience inside what it's like to be a prosecutor in a high-profile case involving a celebrity and will explain how she and her team were able to complete a trial in just a fraction of the time it took for the OJ case. 


Speakers
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Barbara Trathen

Director of Training, Marion County Prosecutor's Office
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... Read More →


Friday June 9, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Grand Ballroom 9-10

4:00pm

Day in the Life: The FBI Crime Scene Dive Team

Arguably one of the most portrayed and dramatized role in law enforcement is that of the Crime Scene Investigator. From real world cases, such as the O.J. Simpson trial, to the fictional CSI television franchise, the role of collecting and examining evidence has itself been put on trial. However, within this already highly specialized world exists an even more elite group of investigators who conduct forensic investigations in places no one even knows about and no one has ever seen.

In this session Bobby Chacon will describe how the FBI’s underwater forensic divers are sent into some of the most dangerous places to conduct their crime scene investigations. Operating in a space that is hostile to human life, these investigators must follow all the procedures of their dry land counterparts, but must do so while on life supporting breathing equipment and in a place where things are constantly moving around and where hostile marine life may be present.

Bobby will explain what goes into becoming a forensic diver in the FBI and how this might differ (greatly) from what many people know about recreational diving. Bobby will also describe some of the more high profile cases that FBI divers have been involved in, such as the 1996 TWA Flight 800 crash, the 2003 Space Shuttle crash, the Laci Peterson case, the recent San Bernardino terror attacks, and others.


Speakers
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Bobby Chacon

Special Agent (Ret.), FBI
In 1999 Bobby Chacon, an FBI Agent in New York City, was tasked by the FBI Laboratory in Quantico to establish the FBI’s Underwater Search and Evidence Response Team (USERT) Program. Bobby was already the first full time FBI diver in the Bureau’s history, but he then spent several... Read More →



Friday June 9, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Grand Ballroom 9-10

4:00pm

Jim Clemente: Inside Criminal Minds
From NYC Prosecutor to FBI Profiler to Criminal Minds Writer/Producer, Jim Clemente has made a career out of fighting crime, hunting serial offenders, and now telling the world all about it. In this behind the scenes session, attendees will hear fascinating case stories about chasing bank robbers in New York City, wild undercover experiences from “skid row” to Wall Street and White House mysteries, leading up to more than a decade as an FBI Profiler hunting serial killers and child abductors. Then a dramatic transition to telling his stories of danger and intrigue to millions around the world as a Writer/Producer. Jim will leave plenty of time for Q & A so bring your Inquisitive Criminal Minds!

Speakers
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Jim Clemente

President, X-G Productions
Jim Clemente, a Writer/Co-Producer for Criminal Minds, is a retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent/Profiler and former New York City Prosecutor. During his 22-year career with the FBI, he has investigated cases from Bank Robberies to Serial Killers.  He has also investigated Public... Read More →


Friday June 9, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Grand Ballroom 5-6

5:00pm

Protecting Yourself from Cyber Crimes
Forensic scientists Robert Price and Erin Wimpy demonstrate the value and difficulties that “metadata”, volatile, unallocated data can have on a case. Witness first-hand how a laymen can determine a location where a specific picture has been taken based on the associated Geo-location information.

Speakers
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Robert Price

Forensic Scientist, Digital Evidence, North Carolina State Crime Laboratory
Robert currently serves as a Forensic Scientist within the Digital Evidence Section of the North Carolina State Crime Laboratory, where he is the Technical Leader and Training Officer for the Computer Forensics discipline. He has been involved in collegiate-level digital forensics... Read More →
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Erin Wimpy

Forensic Scientist, Digital Evidence, North Carolina State Crime Laboratory
Erin currently serves as a Forensic Scientist within the Digital Evidence Section of the North Carolina State Crime Laboratory. Previously, she worked as an intern within the IRS – Criminal Investigation Unit assisting with digital forensic investigations into financial crimes... Read More →


Friday June 9, 2017 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Grand Ballroom 9-10

5:00pm

Aphrodite Jones Presents: The Secrets Behind Scott Peterson

Having covered the Scott Peterson murder trial for Fox News gavel-to-gavel, Jones will give the audience her insider view into media coverage of the case, and will touch on the behind-the-scenes antics of the high profile attorneys involved. In contrast to the public image of Scott Peterson as an indifferent husband, Aphrodite Jones will expose Scott Peterson as not only a calculating killer – but as someone who planned to kill again…  Using a unique power-point and mixed-media presentation, Jones will present courtroom evidence that will reveal little-known details about the trial and will cover the 41 clues that allowed the prosecution to win an entirely circumstantial case. Ultimately, the audience will learn how an embattled jury came to their final decision: a death row sentence for a killer trapped by his own lies. 


Speakers
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Aphrodite Jones

Aphrodite Jones is a national television host and bestselling true crime author whose expertise in the courtroom, as a public speaker, and in the media, is world-renowned. Jones has hosted and produced shows for Investigation Discovery (True Crime with Aphrodite Jones) and USA (The... Read More →


Friday June 9, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Grand Ballroom 5-6

6:00pm

Day in the Life: True Crime TV Producer
From Serial to Making a Murder, true crime shows are hotter and more relevant than ever. But have you ever wondered how your favorite crime shows are made?

Come and pick the macabre brains of the producers behind shows like Snapped, She Made Me Do It, Cold Case Files, Betrayed, Unusual Suspects, Murder Book, Blood Relatives, Three Days to Live and Killer Kids. Hear some of the craziest stories from the true crime trenches. Find out how producers get grief stricken families, tight-lipped detectives, and ruthless killers to share their deadly stories.

You’ll also get to see some of the letters and artwork that some of their most notorious subjects have sent to them over the years.

*Will have exclusive gifts, prizes and giveaways.

Speakers
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Karen Daniel

Karen is a TV veteran, having worked as a producer in production and program development of some of the most recognizable shows on television. She’s worked for FOX, ABC, NBC, CBS, Oxygen, OWN, TVOne, Lifetime, TLC and more.  The daughter of a police officer, her passion is true... Read More →
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Bethany Jones

Bethany has produced hours of true crime TV for networks like Oxygen, A&E, LMN, CNN and Discovery. She has interviewed leading government officials, federal agents, US Attorneys and law enforcement officers across the country, and has established relationships with the Department... Read More →
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Adriana Padilla

Producer, Plan Z Productions
A producer with almost a decade working in documentary production and development, Adriana has worked for networks such as HBO, CNN, PBS, TLC, Travel Channel, Oxygen and Discovery ID. As the former Director of Production at Peter Greenberg Worldwide, Adriana produced and oversaw... Read More →


Friday June 9, 2017 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Grand Ballroom 9-10
 
Saturday, June 10
 

11:00am

Jon Ronson: The Psychopath Test

Jon Ronson will recount the adventure of a lifetime - the funny, terrifying and utterly compelling events that led to his internationally bestselling book The Psychopath Test. Is it true that psychopaths rule the world? Or have we gone labelling-crazy? 


Speakers
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Jon Ronson

Fascinated by madness, strange behavior and the human mind, Jon Ronson has spent his life exploring mysterious events and meeting extraordinary people. In his bestselling book The Psychopath Test he explores the concept of psychopathy and how we define sanity, insanity and eccentricity... Read More →


Saturday June 10, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Grand Ballroom 5-6

12:00pm

Harold Schechter

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Speakers
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Harold Schechter

Harold Schechter is a professor of American literature and culture. Renowned for his true-crime writing, he is the author of the nonfiction books The Mad Sculptor, Man-Eater as well as Fatal, Fiend, Bestial, Deviant, Deranged, Depraved, and The Serial Killer Files. He lives... Read More →


Saturday June 10, 2017 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Grand Ballroom 5-6

12:00pm

The Mannina Files LIVE
Highly-acclaimed former homicide detective Christine Mannina opens up her most riveting and compelling homicide cases that have haunted her for years. She takes you on a minute-by-minute ride from the beginning of the dispatch call to the guilty verdict. In the middle, is the blow by blow story as compelling characters are introduced along the way. Like Mannina, you will be asking, “Are You My Suspect or My Witness?” as you try to solve the crime.

Speakers
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Christine Mannina

Indianapolis Police Department
With over 21 years of law enforcement experience, Christine Mannina served for nine years as one of the most successful homicide detectives for the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. Her 95-percent solve and arrest rate garnered her the 2005 Detective of the Year Award... Read More →



Saturday June 10, 2017 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Grand Ballroom 2 (Podcast Studio)

1:00pm

48 Hours Presents: Stalking--A New Twist On An Old Crime
There’s been a rise in the number of stalking cases in the United States as stalkers continue to find high-tech tools to prey on more victims. 48 Hours and CBS News Correspondent Erin Moriarty is leading the charge in exposing the new kinds of tactics stalkers are using to avoid detection and apprehension.

Speakers
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Erin Moriarty

Correspondant, CBS News
Erin Moriarty, a CBS News journalist for three decades, has been correspondent on 48 HOURS since 1990. In addition to reporting for 48 HOURS, Moriarty’s work is featured on all CBS News broadcasts and platforms. At CBS News, Moriarty has covered some of the biggest crime and justice... Read More →


Saturday June 10, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Grand Ballroom 5-6

2:00pm

Kirk Nurmi: High Profile Trials in the Social Media Era

As Jodi Arias' defense attorney, Kirk Nurmi saw firsthand the powerful and unpredictable things that can happen when social media and traditional media work in tandem to scrutinize a trial. In this session he will share his concerns about maintaining the purity of the American Justice System in the social media era. 


Speakers
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Kirk Nurmi

Kirk is most commonly known as the attorney who represented the infamous Jodi Arias, but this is not where his legal career began.  Prior to the Arias trial Kirk had worked as a criminal attorney for over a decade defending the constitutional rights of those accused of major felony... Read More →



Saturday June 10, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Grand Ballroom 5-6

3:00pm

Ken Kratz: False Confessions: Reality -vs- Myth

Wrongful conviction activists claim that false confessions occur in up to 25% of overturned cases. The “epidemic” of suspects providing made-up inculpatory statements is most often attributed to coercive or physically abusive police interview tactics. But are these incendiary claims true?

Attorney Ken Kratz examines the current legal issues surrounding custodial confessions, and challenges the accuracy and motives of many popular innocence crusaders, making claims of wide-spread interrogation abuses. Kratz uses real-life interrogation examples, including the confession of Brendan Dassey, when he asks his audience to take a critical look into this common criminal justice fallacy.


Speakers
avatar for Leah Kratz

Leah Kratz

In his 25-year prosecution career, Attorney Ken Kratz handled many complex and high-profile cases, including homicides, sexual assaults, child abuse, and property crimes.  Widely considered one of the state of Wisconsin’s best criminal trial attorneys, Kratz dedicated his career... Read More →


Saturday June 10, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Grand Ballroom 5-6

4:00pm

Nancy Grace: Crime Victim to Crime Fighter

On television Nancy is a force to be reckoned with—but, in person, her warmth, wit, and candor make for a memorable and uplifting program rich in anecdotes, humor, and genuine emotion. Nancy tells a story as inspirational as it is devastating: her fiancé was shot and killed, shattering the image she held of her future. Determined to help others affected by violence and to keep criminals off the street, she abandoned her plan to become an English professor and instead attended law school, becoming a Law Review graduate of Mercer Law School and earning her LLM from New York University. With her extraordinary conviction rate as a prosecutor and years of TV work, she has achieved many times over her dream of making the world a little safer—and sparing others the pain of losing a loved one to senseless violence. She also addresses questions of overcoming obstacles, including what felt to her like insurmountable grief.


Speakers
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Nancy Grace

An outspoken, tireless advocate for victims’ rights and one of television's most respected legal analysts, Nancy Grace is known as the powerful force behind CNN Headline News’ (HLN) top-rated Nancy Grace. She is currently the founder and publisher of CrimeOnline.com. A former prosecutor with an unparalleled record of success, Nancy has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The View, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Nightline, 20/20,  Dr. Phil and Larry King Live, among others, dispensing her firebrand take on the modern justice system. T... Read More →


Saturday June 10, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Grand Ballroom 5-6

5:00pm

Josh Mankiewicz: 25 Years of Dateline NBC

Dateline NBC correspondent Josh Mankiewicz will discuss his career with Dateline NBC, currently in its 25th season . Mankiewicz will go “behind-the-scenes” of the longest-running series in NBC primetime history.

 


Speakers
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Josh Mankiewicz

Josh Mankiewicz is a Dateline NBC correspondent based in Los Angeles.  He began reporting for Dateline in February 1995, and since then, he has contributed a mix of breaking news stories, news analysis, investigative reports and clever features to the broadcast. Over the last... Read More →


Saturday June 10, 2017 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Grand Ballroom 5-6
 
Sunday, June 11
 

9:00am

How I Solved a Homicide

What happens when a true crime journalist got so frustrated with writing unsolved murder stories with no endings that he started solving the murders himself?

Billy Jensen will present some of his methods--which combine old-fashioned shoe leather work, marketing, geo-profiling, social media targeting, and scotch—as he walks the crowd through one of his recent cases that resulted in an arrest, as well as one of his active investigations, where the crowd can put its collective heads together to try and get some answers.

Along the way Jensen will speak to the feature stories he has written and filmed that have large citizen detective components—like Luka Magnotta (Rolling Stone), Maura Murray (Boston Magazine) and the Allenstown 4 and Caledonia Doe (Crime Watch Daily). He will also present a peek at his plan for how police forces can begin to use civilian volunteers to assist them in cold case investigations. 


Speakers
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Billy Jensen

Henchman, Bill Jensen Industries
Billy Jensen is a true crime journalist focused squarely on unsolved murders and missing persons. In 2016, he had gotten so sick and tired of writing stories with no endings that he decided to try and solve the murders himself. In the last 6 months he has solved or helped solve... Read More →


Sunday June 11, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
Grand Ballroom 9-10

10:00am

Day in the Life: Innocence Project Attorneys

The Wisconsin Innocence Project, a group that seeks to exonerate the wrongfully convicted, has been at the forefront of some of the most talked about cases in recent years. But what is it really like to be an attorney working on cases that often take years (or even decades) to conclude?

In this session, two attorneys from the Wisconsin Innocence Project (the same project that was instrumental in the exoneration of Steven Avery after his first conviction) will talk about their work and identify three of the main things they look for when considering whether to take on a new case.

They’ll then take the audience inside two murder convictions they are currently investigating—The State of Texas vs. David Wood and The State of Wisconsin vs. Eric Peterson—explaining what drew them to these cases initially and what’s next in terms of the legal process.

 Audience Q&A will end the session, so bring your best questions about false confessions, jailhouse snitches, eyewitness testimony, forensics, or anything else on your mind!


Speakers
avatar for Carrie Sperling

Carrie Sperling

Co-Director, Wisconsin Innocence Project
Carrie Sperling joined the University of Wisconsin Law School in August 2013 where she now serves as the Interim Director of the Frank J. Remington Center and Co-Director of the Wisconsin Innocence Project. Sperling has a broad range of practice, teaching, and management experience... Read More →
avatar for Greg Wiercioch

Greg Wiercioch

Clinical Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison
Greg Wiercioch is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison. Since 2009, he has served as lead counsel for Texas death row inmate David Leonard Wood.   Greg received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and his law degree from Washington... Read More →


Sunday June 11, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Grand Ballroom 9-10

11:00am

F. Lee Bailey: Trial by Media

As a long time defense attorney, F. Lee Bailey discusses the impact of media on cases and what steps need to be taken by defendants once the news media "adopt" a case for coverage.


Speakers
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F. Lee Bailey

Legendary defense attorney F. Lee Bailey is one of the best-known and most controversial figures in the practice of law. He has been involved with many of the most high profile trials in America. In 1971, when F. Lee Bailey represented Captain Ernest Medina in his court-martial for... Read More →


Sunday June 11, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Grand Ballroom 5-6

1:00pm

Closing
Sunday June 11, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Grand Ballroom 5-6