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2020 Writers' Police Academy Presents


August 6 - 7, 2020 · Live from Sirchie Headquarters, North Carolina

2020 MurderCon is Going Virtual

You couldn’t come to us, so we’re bringing the event to you! The 2020 MurderCon event is going virtual, beginning with an opening address by Dr. Katherine Ramsland, followed by two full days of live breakout sessions taught by Sirchie’s renowned expert instructors. Each class concludes with an interactive Q&A period.

MurderCon is a rare opportunity for writers to participate in virtual, live and interactive, "for law enforcement eyes only” training. This incredibly detailed, cutting-edge instruction has never before been available to writers, anywhere. Until now.

"How to Catch a Serial Killer" - Special Presentation by Dr. Katherine Ramsland

Katherine Ramsland is a professor of forensic psychology at DeSales University in Pennsylvania, where she also teaches criminal justice and serves as the assistant provost. She holds a master's in forensic psychology from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, a master's in clinical psychology from Duquesne University, a master's in criminal justice from DeSales University, and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Rutgers. She has been a therapist and a consultant. Dr. Ramsland has published over 1,000 articles and 66 books.

Dr. Ramsland's background in forensics positioned her to assist former FBI profiler John Douglas on his book, The Cases that Haunt Us, to co-write a book with former FBI profiler, Gregg McCrary, The Unknown Darkness, to collaborate on A Voice for the Dead with attorney James E. Starrs on his exhumation projects, and to co-write a forensic textbook with renowned criminalist Henry C. Lee, The Real World of a Forensic Scientist.

For seven years, she contributed regularly to Court TV's Crime Library, and now writes a column on investigative forensics for The Forensic Examiner and a column on character psychology for Sisters in Crime; offers trainings for law enforcement and attorneys; and speaks internationally about forensic psychology, forensic science, and serial murder.

Why Should You Attend the 2020 Writers' Police Academy - MurderCon?

"When writers graduate from MurderCon, they’ll have the knowledge to describe what really happens—and doesn’t happen—in a homicide investigation." ~ Dyer Bennett, Vice President of Sirchie’s Product Development and Training
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