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Friday, June 9

1:00pm EDT

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. 

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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 EDT
Grand Ballroom 5-6

5:00pm EDT

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. 

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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 EDT
Grand Ballroom 5-6
Saturday, June 10

11:00am EDT

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? 

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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 EDT
Grand Ballroom 5-6

2:00pm EDT

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. 

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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 EDT
Grand Ballroom 5-6

3:00pm EDT

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.

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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 EDT
Grand Ballroom 5-6

4:00pm EDT

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.

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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 EDT
Grand Ballroom 5-6

5:00pm EDT

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.


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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 EDT
Grand Ballroom 5-6
Sunday, June 11

11:00am EDT

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.

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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 EDT
Grand Ballroom 5-6