Friday, 7 February 2020

Killer Women Festival of Crime Writing & Drama

Now in its fourth year, Killer Women Festival of Crime Writing & Drama (15th March 2020) is the perfect way to stay up-to-date with all the latest crime fiction, TV dramas and cultural debates around justice, prisons, gangs, toxic masculinity, true crime and more.
London’s only friendliest and only author-led crime leads the way with festival firsts:

An exclusive competition in honour of CSI pioneer and mother of forensic science Frances Glessner Lee, who created the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death: 20 miniature crime scenes made for the purpose of training homicide detectives, many still in use today.

Learn what makes a good police dog, and why TV dramas always get canine policing wrong with Sniffer pup Bob, Riley, explosive detection, and master drug dog Stan.

Explore what the brain does when disaster strikes, and how we can best survive it, with former police and military psychologist Emma Kavanagh.

Britain's only black chief constable and Chief Inspector of the CPS Michael Fuller (Kill the Black One First); Alison Levitt QC, chief counsel to the CPS during the Savile Enquiry, and barrister Sarah Langford (In Your Defence) discuss whether the criminal justice system is fit for purpose.

ANN CLEEVES IN CONVERSATION WITH DAISY BUCHANAN FOR YOU’RE BOOKED LIVE. Ann Cleeves, acclaimed writer of Shetland and Vera, in conversation with Daisy Buchanan for a live YOU’RE BOOKED, the podcast for literary nosy parkers who would like the chance to snoop around their favourite authors’ bookshelves.

Discussion of the psychopathic mind with TV criminologist Professor David Wilson (My Life with Murderers), Dr Shubulade Smith, Head of Acute Forensic Psychiatry at the Maudsley, and Kerry Daynes, forensic psychologist (The Dark Side of the Mind.).

The full programme can be found here.

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