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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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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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