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True Crime Series

SUNY Brockport True Crime Series for November 2023 Hosted by Drake Memorial Library

True Crime Series Events

The True Crime Series is scheduled for the end of October through early November.  

The series will feature guest speakers, activities from campus clubs, online puzzles and more.  

Clueless @ Drake

Join us for a unique adventure as we present a live game of Clue.

Most successful crime movies in North America 1980-2018

Published by Statista Research Department, Jan 5, 2023

The statistic presents the most successful crime movies at the box office in North America from 1980 to 2018. According to the source, Inception, released in 2010, achieved a lifetime gross of 292.58 million U.S. dollars at the North American box office.

True Crime Series 2023 Event Schedule


Jack the Ripper Murder Mystery

Monday, October 30th @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm

The History Forum is hosting an intriguing murder mystery based on the terror known as Jack the Ripper. Drake Memorial Library, Room 214.


The Challenges and Ethics of Reporting True Crime Cases

Wednesday, November 1st @ 4pm

A panel discussion featuring Democrat and Chronicle reporter, Gary Craig, local Channel 10 News reporter, Jennifer Lewke, and Brockport journalist student and accomplished reporter, Madison Scott.  Bring your curiosity and questions.  Fannie Barrier Williams LAB McQue Auditorium


Michael Benson – True Crime Author

Thursday, November 2nd @ 4pm

Join us as Michael Benson discusses the difficult task of writing true crime.  His books feature the local western New York area, including an investigation into the murder of his own childhood babysitter. Drake Memorial Library, Kiefer Room OR on Zoom


Flash Fiction & Hot Tea

Monday, November 6th 6pm – 8pm

Join the English Club at Drake for hot tea and flash fiction. Using prompts the participants will write their own flash fiction.  Event is in-person @ Drake or on online.  Drake Memorial Library, main floor


Crime Film Genres: Factual and Fictional 

Wednesday, November  8th @ 4pm

Dr. Carter Soles, Brockport University Film Professor, takes a look at the Hollywood's portrayal of crime.  What of true crime is fictional and what fictional crime stories have some truth to them. Drake Memorial Library, Kiefer Room


Clueless @ Drake

Monday, November 13th 6pm – 8pm

Join the Drake staff as we attempt to unravel the mystery of who stole the treasured book.  Immerse yourself in the mystery as you solve clues provided by character actors.  All participants receive a rubber duckie.  Drake Memorial Library, main floor