In this month’s Crime Case Study, Elizabeth is joined by Professor David Wilson and Emma Kelly to discuss the murder of Robert Godwin Sr – a case that generated worldwide debate about the use of Facebook by homicide perpetrators. In Researcher Profile, Dr Adam Lynes talks about his work as a criminologist exploring the occupations of serial killers. The BBC documentary series “American Justice” is the focus of this month’s Crime Seen on Screen. Elizabeth talks to criminologists Dr James Treadwell and Mohammed Rahman about their thoughts on the programme.
Links to further information about the topics covered this month…
Elizabeth’s blog about the death of Robert Godwin Sr and the phenomenon of “Facebook Murder” – http://crimebites.co.uk/2017/04/17/the-facebook-killing-of-robert-godwin-performance-homicide-and-the-culture-of-narcissism/
WKYC article covering the funeral of Robert Godwin Sr, including embedded video of the full service – http://www.wkyc.com/news/local/church-service-full-as-family-friends-said-goodbye-to-robert-godwin-sr/433347015
Article by Phillip Morris, “The death of a Cleveland fisherman” – http://www.cleveland.com/morris/index.ssf/2017/04/the_death_of_a_cleveland_fishe.html
Details of Elizabeth’s research with Professor David Wilson – “Making Sense of Facebook Murder” – http://www.bcu.ac.uk/news-events/news/six-faces-of-killers-on-facebook-revealed
Dr Adam Lynes is on Twitter @lynesey89. His book, “The Road to Murder”, is published by Waterside Press – http://www.watersidepress.co.uk/acatalog/Road-to-Murder-9781909976375.html
Follow Dr James Treadwell and Mohammed Rahman on Twitter @James_Treadwell @crimoeology. More information about the BBC series “American Justice” http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08kbrc7
Music for Crime Bites is by Lee Rosevere at Happy Puppy Records http://www.happypuppyrecords.ca/.