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True Crime Conference

SUNY Brockport True Crime Conference for November 1st and 2nd, 2023 Hosted by Drake Memorial Library

True Crime Conference

The True Crime Conference is scheduled for Wednesday, November 1st and Thursday, November 2nd. 

An event schedule will be posted the first week of October.  

The conference will feature guest speakers, activities from campus clubs, poster sessions, online puzzles and more.  

Guest Speakers

Gary Craig Public Safety Watchdog Reporter

Gary Craig is a member of the Democrat and Chronicle’s Watchdog team and focuses on public safety and criminal justice. He has worked at Rochester newspapers since 1990, covering City Hall, politics and federal courts before joining the newspaper’s investigative team. 

Gary is the author of "Seven Million." He has won more than two dozen regional, state and national awards for writing and investigative reporting, and has been reporting on the Brink's heist and its alleged IRA connections since 1993.

Books by Gary Craig 

Michael Benson - Author

Michael Benson is one of today’s most popular true-crime writers. His books—including Betrayal In Blood, Murder In Connecticut, Killer Twins, The Burn Farm, Mommy Deadliest, A Killer’s Touch, Evil Season, and The Devil at Genesee Junction—tell vividly of today’s most heinous criminals, and the clever and stalwart lawmen who bring them to justice.

He is currently a regular commentator for two true-crime series, Evil Twins and Evil Kin, on the Investigation Discovery (I.D.) channel, and had also made guest appearances on that channel’s Evil Stepmoms, Deadly Sins, Southern Fried Homicide, and On the Case with Paula Zahn. Benson’s most recent crime book, The Devil at Genesee Junction, tells the story of his return to the scene of a childhood trauma. Two of his friends were murdered and mutilated near his rural home south of Rochester, N.Y. when he was nine. Those murders were never solved. As an adult and veteran true-crime writer, Benson teamed up with the mother of one of the victims and a local private investigator to heat up that cold case and propel it in a startling new direction.

Benson has a B.A. with honors in Communication Arts from Hofstra University, and currently lives in Brooklyn, N.Y. He is the winner of an Academy of American Poets award.

Michael Benson - Kensington Books PublishingBooks by Michael Benson