Homicide Forum

Boston College Homicide Forum

Saturday, October 14, 2017
Boston College Newton Campus
Newton, MA

Check in at 8:00 am
Welcome Address at 8:30 am
Sessions end at 5:00 pm



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Boston College Connell School of Nursing, in collaboration with Boston College Law School and Northeastern University Atypical Homicide Research Group, presents a multidisciplinary conference on homicide. This is a great opportunity to learn from and network with experts in the field, who will be presenting on a range of topics including forensics, mass murder, gang homicide, cybercrimes, updates in technology, and more.

Additional information to be posted soon.

Program Director: Ann Wolbert Burgess, D.N.Sc., APRN, FAAN

Keynote Address:

Henry C. Lee, Ph.D.
Forensic Criminologist and Director of the Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Sciences
The Case Files of Henry C. Lee



8:00 – 8:30          Check-In                             

8:30 – 8:40          Welcome 

8:40 - 9:00             TBD

9:00 – 10:00        The Case Files of Henry C. Lee   

  • Henry C. Lee, PhD, Forensic Criminologist, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences

10:00 -10:15       BREAK                                 

10:15 – 10:45     An Atypical Serial Killer

  • Ann Wolbert Burgess, D.N.Sc., APRN, FAAN, Professor, Boston College School of Nursing

10:45 – 11:15     Parents Who Kill             

  • Phillip Resnick, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Division of Forensic Psychiatry, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

11:15 – 11:30     BREAK

11:30 - 12:00     Weapons of Mass Murder: Beyond the Statistics

  • Jack Levin, PhD, Co-Director, Brudnick Center on Violence and Conflict, Northeastern University

12:00 - 12:30     LUNCH BREAK                                  

12:30 – 1:30        Fungal Deaths: The NECC Meningitis Murders   

  • George P. Varghese, Assistant U.S. Attorney, USAO District of Massachusetts
  • Amanda Strachan, Assistant U.S. Attorney, USAO District of Massachusetts

1:30 – 2:00          MS-13 Gang      

  • Jeff Wood, Boston FBI
  • Mario Millett, MA State Police

2:00 – 2:15     BREAK

2:15 -2:45         Crime Scene Evidence: CraigList Killer   

  • Kevin Kosiorek, Criminalist IV, Boston Police Crime Laboratory Unit

2:45 – 3:15          Elder Sexual Homicide

  • Mark Safarik, Retired FBI, Forensic Behavioral Services

3:15 - 3:30           BREAK  

3:30 - 4:00          Use of Emerging Technologies in Homicide                             Investigations      

  • Trooper John Fanning, State Police Detective Homicide Unit assigned to the Norfolk County DA's Office           
  • Trooper Yuri Bukhenik                          
  • Trooper Brian Tully                 

4:15- 4:30            TANC: Overcoming the Challenge of Cold Cases through Education,                                 Legislation, and Collaboration               

  • Erin H. Kimmerle, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of South Florida
  • Cpl. Thomas C. McAndrew, M.A.                      

4:30- 5:00            Law Reforms and Best Practices for Identifying and Remedying                                 Wrongful Convictions

  • Sharon L. Beckman, Associate Clinical Professor, Boston College Law School, Director, Boston College Innocence Program


*  Subject to change

This conference will allow participants to earn up to 8.0 nursing contact hours.

This program is Joint-Provided by the Boston College Connell School of Nursing Continuing Education Program and the Boston College Law School. Boston College Connell School of Nursing is the provider of the CNE program and the BC Law School is the Joint-Provider of the program. The program is planned in conjunction with the Northeastern University Atypical Homicide Research Group.


The Boston College Connell School of Nursing Continuing Education Program is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Association Massachusetts, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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