Criminology Speaker Series

The Criminology Speaker Series has proven to be highly popular with audiences over its long history. The Series is open to the public and there is no cost to attend.

Important Information:

Please note that the content presented by our speakers is explicit and suitable for mature audiences only. Seating is limited and is not guaranteed, so please plan to arrive early.

Series Details

Times: 6 p.m. MT
Dates: Tuesdays in late September through October
Location: Felix Pomponio Family Science Center Amphitheater


2021 Series Schedule

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, September 28

Speaker: Dr. David Mirich, Clinical Psychologist

Description: David Mirich, Ph.D., will present on the psychological ramifications of serial killers. Additionally, Dr. Mirich will provide attendees with the opportunity to test Robert Hare’s “Psychopathy Check List,” a diagnostic tool that rates a person’s psychopathic propensity.



Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, October 5

Speaker: Lt. Jon Priest, Homicide Detective (Retired)

Description: During a 30-year career with the Denver Police Department, Jon Priest investigated hundreds of homicides. He will provide a case study on a sexual homicide offender in Denver. This presentation demonstrates the many complications inherent in a homicide investigation.



Prostitutes: Victims of Sexual Serial Killers

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, October 12

Speaker: Dr. Don Lindley, Professor of Criminology

Description: The reality of prostitution is grave and, more often than not, deadly. In this presentation, Dr. Lindley, who worked for many years in the Denver Police Department’s Vice Squad, will present insights into this criminal behavior and how the results can be lethal for most of those involved.



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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.



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.



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