Experience the Life of a Criminologist

Introducing the Criminology Speaker Series.


Interested in hearing straight from criminologists about their day-to-day work? Wondering what it takes to make a career out of understanding the criminal mind? Join us for our Criminology Speaker Series, held on Tuesday evenings throughout the fall.

Throughout its long history, the Criminology Speaker Series has proven to be highly popular with Regis students, staff and the larger community. Series events are free and open to the public, however, please be aware that the content presented by our speakers is explicit and suitable for mature audiences only.

Here are just a few examples of upcoming speaker events:

Using Investigative Genetic Genealogy to Solve Cold Cases
Time: 6 p.m.
Date: Tuesday, October 19
Speaker: Mitch Morrissey, Denver District Attorney (Retired)
Description: Mitch Morrissey is a retired Denver District Attorney who will present homicide case studies in which DNA resulted in both convictions and the proven innocence of suspected offenders.

County Medical Examiner: Death in the Extreme
Time: 6 p.m.
Date: Tuesday, October 26
Speaker: Elizabeth Ortiz, Death Investigator, Arapahoe County
Description: Elizabeth Ortiz, a death investigator for Arapahoe County, will present on the homicides she has covered. Her work includes difficult-to-solve cases.

If you’re inspired by the Criminology Speaker Series and want to begin your own journey as a criminologist, we’ve got you covered. We offer both undergraduate and graduate degree programs in this growing field, which can be combined in a bachelor’s to master’s pathway via our FastForward program.

As a criminology major, you can help prevent crime and protect your community by understanding the motives and methods of criminal behavior. Our criminology courses give you the knowledge and experience needed to shine a light on the dark side of society.

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