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What Criminology Students Have to Learn from Studying Crime Novels

A new class at the University of St. Thomas this fall will focus on the genre of the crime novel. What makes it unusual? It’s required for criminology students. To learn what criminology students have to learn from crime fiction, Michael Hagerty talked with English professor Dr. Connie Michalos, who says real crime tends to […]

Crime Novel MontageA new class at the University of St. Thomas this fall will focus on the genre of the crime novel. What makes it unusual? It’s required for criminology students.

To learn what criminology students have to learn from crime fiction, Michael Hagerty talked with English professor Dr. Connie Michalos, who says real crime tends to happen in a narrative, and that’s almost like what happens in a novel.

MORE: Crime Novel Course Investigates Murder as the Ultimate Crime (Univ. of St. Thomas, June 9, 2016)

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