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Criminology professor uses blowfly evidence to exonerate American woman imprisoned for 17 years

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At the SFU Centre for Forensic Research’s annual symposium, criminology professor Gail Anderson will talk about a fascinating court case in which her expertise as a forensic entomologist exonerated an American woman who had spent almost 17 years in jail for a murder she didn’t commit.

Stephanie Wiley wins fundraiser debate for United Way

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Congratulations to Stephanie “It’s Willamette” Wiley for winning the Gnome-It-All Award at the 2018 Faculty Smackdown Event.

Graduate student Kylie Reale wins award for research paper

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PhD student Kylie Reale is the recipient of the 2018 Emerald Literati Award for Excellence. Her research paper, “Sadism in sexual homicide offenders: identifying distinct groups” published in the Journal of Criminal Psychology received the Highly Commended Paper Award.

New alumnus a passionate advocate for witnesses and victims

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Soraya Janus understands what vulnerable victims and witnesses face in the Canadian criminal justice system. Her new master’s degree in criminology was influenced by her own history as both an advocate and a vulnerable witness.

Prison tours positively impact undergraduate students

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Danielle Murdoch, lecturer in the School of Criminology, found support for the positive impact of prison tours on her undergraduate students with a study that collected feedback on the value and barriers to this optional field trip.