Gannon criminal justice experts featured on cases in national spotlight
Gannon faculty experts are commonly called upon to weigh in on issues of national importance.
Two Gannon faculty experts in the criminal justice and criminalistics programs were recently featured in popular publications, offering their insight into cases that have grabbed the attention of the country.
Dr. Ted Yeshion, professor of criminal justice and forensic science and program director of criminalistics was featured in Newsweek, commenting on a case in which a 35-year-old woman from Florida who was charged with murder was said to have used Mountain Dew soda in an attempt to remove DNA evidence from her body.
"This would not change a DNA profile but rather make it difficult to detect a satisfactory profile with statistical significance," Yeshion said.
Yeshion has also appeared on local and national news and radio stations, including the History Channel, Court TV, Fox News, and Investigation Discovery. His work was cited during “the trial of the century," People v. O.J. Simpson.
Dr. Jerry Clark, associate professor of criminal justice and criminalistics joined The Fox True Crime Podcast with Emily Compagno twenty years after the infamous Collar Bomb case (also known as the “Pizza Bomber” case), Major Case #203, of which he was the FBI’s lead investigator.
Listen to the podcast here.
Clark has been featured in numerous publications and documentaries, including True Crime on Oxygen, the Netflix Series Evil Genius, and is also the co-author, with Erie Times-News investigative reporter Ed Palattella of four books: including “Pizza Bomber: The Untold Story of America’s Most Shocking Bank Robbery,” which has been optioned by producers and in development for a feature film; "A History of Heists: Bank Robbery in America;” "Mania and Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong: Inside the Mind of a Female Serial Killer;” and "On the Lam: A History of Hunting Fugitives in America.”
Learn from these faculty experts through our criminal justice and criminalistics programs right here at Gannon.