As part of the Grand Opening celebrations, SFU Surrey
hosts the Mayors’ Public Lecture Series. Lectures are free
and open to the public.
September 28 , 7:00–9:30 pm
“Crime Reduction through Crime Analysis”
with Professor Paul J. Brantingham
Crime is a leading issue for many
communities in the south Fraser
Valley region and crime reduction
a top priority of Mayors and
Municipal Governments. New
models of policing and crime
reduction have been emerging
as the result of criminal analysis. Professor
Paul Brantingham, a recognized and leading
international expert in this field will present an
engaging and highly educational talk on how the
University is working with local authorities to
reduce crime and make our communities safer and
more secure for residents of all ages.
Dr. Paul Brantingham is Professor and holder
of the RCMP Chair in Crime Analysis at Simon
Fraser University. He also is Co-Director of the
Institute for Canadian Urban Research Studies
Laboratory. Dr. Brantingham has been involved in
crime analysis and crime prevention for more than
30 years and is known for developing many of the
key concepts in crime prevention and crime analysis
now used in crime reduction strategies around the
October 12, 7:00–9:30 pm
“Murder & Maggots” and “Bugs & Bones”
with Dr. Gail Anderson and Dr. Lynne Bell
Murder and Maggots: Dr.
Anderson’s presentation will
illustrate the use of forensic
entomology in homicide
investigations. She will explain how
insects can be used to estimate
elapsed time since death, whether
the body has been moved or disturbed, the position
of wounds, and length of time of neglect in living
victims, as well as its use in poaching. A brief
description of recent research on marine discussion
will also be included. Warning: this presentation will
include decomposed bodies and is not for the squeamish.
Not recommended for children.
Dr. Gail Anderson is an Associate Professor
in the Criminology department at Simon Fraser
University. Her major research interests include
forensic entomology, the use of insects in death
investigations. The only full-time forensic entomologist
in Canada, Dr. Anderson is internationally known for
her pioneering work and actively handles forensic
death cases for the BC Coroners Service, the RCMP
and City Police with whom she has been involved in
over 130 homicide investigations.
A Nautical Mystery Solved? The
Mary Rose warship sank suddenly in
calm shallow waters on a sunny day
under the gaze of Henry VIII as she
approached the French Fleet for battle.
Virtually all hands were lost. The
reasons remain elusive and endure
as an unsolved mystery. Her sinking was a medieval
mass fatality equivalent to the loss of a large aircraft
carrier and in monetary terms close to the same. New
‘forensic’ work helps us look deeper into the identities
of all the Kings men, and understand what went fatally
wrong on that day.
Dr. Lynne Bell is an Associate Professor
within the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser
University. She specializes in forensic applications
of mass spectrometry to problems concerning
human identification. She has a particular interest
in understanding and identifying where people lived
during particular periods during their lifetimes. This
type of ‘geographic tracking’ information can be used
as a means of refining missing persons searches.
LOCATION and seating
All lectures will take place in the Westminster Savings
Credit Union Theatre, Mezzanine Level, SFU Surrey,
Central City, 250–13450 102nd Avenue, Surrey.
Reservations are not required, but seating is limited
and early arrival is recommended.