WilmU’s New Criminal Justice Course Tackles Cold Cases

Thirteen years ago, what began as a robbery in Chester County, Pennsylvania, ended in 43-year-old Thomas Ferguson’s murder — and his killer is still on the loose. It’s just one of the nation’s many unsolved cases.   Think you can help crack one of them? Check out Wilmington University’s new Cold Case Investigations (CRJ 323) course, an elective offered by the College of Social and…
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The First State-Run Animal Control Officers Academy

The CJI, in partnership with Delaware Animal Services, created thenation’sfirststate-run Animal Control Officers Academy. In October, a graduation ceremony celebrating the newly minted animal control officers was attended by luminaries such as State Sen.

The True Crime Lecture Series

The Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas Since its inception in October of 2019, the Criminal Justice Institute’s True Crime Lecture Series has welcomed 20 internationally renowned speakers and authors and entertained nearly 4,000 fans. Fortified by their combined 62-year tenure in the FBI, CJI directors Scott Duffey and Dr. Ray Carr utilize their extensive FBI contacts, mostly FBI agents…
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Managing a Media Firestorm

Julie Parker Julie Parker, a nationally regarded police and crisis communications expert, brings her considerable knowledge to the CJI from Nov. 29–Dec. 1, 2023, at WilmU’s Brandywine campus. Parker will teach the course, “Managing a Media Firestorm: Crisis…