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Criminology is a true crime podcast that takes a deep dive into some of the most famous cases in the annals of crime. Hosts Mike Ferguson and Mike Morford will give you every details of these infamous crimes. Each season is a new case told over 8-10 episodes.

Criminology is a true crime podcast that takes a deep dive into some of the most famous cases in the annals of crime. Hosts Mike Ferguson and Mike Morford will give you every details of these infamous crimes. Each season is a new case told over 8-10 episodes.
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Criminology is a true crime podcast that takes a deep dive into some of the most famous cases in the annals of crime. Hosts Mike Ferguson and Mike Morford will give you every details of these infamous crimes. Each season is a new case told over 8-10 episodes.

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English


Episodes

S4 Ep8 - Christy Mirack

11/17/2018
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In this final episode of season 4, we discuss the 1992 murder of 25-year-old school teacher Christy Mirack in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. We also examine the investigation and the genetic genealogy that, years later, would help identify her killer. We wrap up the episode by talking about a few other cases that were solved in 2018 using this incredible new technology. You can help support the show by going to patreon.com/criminology Support the show.

Duration:01:01:57

S4 Ep7 - Holly Cassano, Michella Welch, and Jennifer Bastian

11/10/2018
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In this episode, we are profiling more cases solved in 2018 through the use of DNA and genetic genealogy. We discuss the 2009 murder of 22-year-old Holly Cassano in Mahomet, IL. We also discuss two cases somewhat connected in Tacoma Washington. 12-year-old Michella Welch was murdered in March of 1986. 5 months later, 13-year-old Jennifer Bastian was murdered. The murder of Holly Cassano and Michella Welch were solved this year using DNA and genetic genealogy. Jennifer's murder was solved...

Duration:00:52:10

S4 EP 6 Joseph Newton Chandler, Buckskin Girl, and Lyle Stevik

11/3/2018
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In this episode of Criminology, we discuss 3 different cases where identities were matched after many years using genetic genealogy. The cases of Joseph Newton Chandler, Lyle Stevik, and Buckskin girl prove that DNA and genetic genealogy are being used to identify more than just killers. All 3 of these matches occurred in 2018. You can help support the show by going to patreon.com/criminology Support the show.

Duration:01:11:54

S4 Ep6 - Joseph Newton Chandler, Lyle Stevik and Buckskin Girl

11/2/2018
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In this episode of Criminology, we discuss 3 different cases where genetic genealogy was used to determine the true identity of individuals using fake names or who were previously unidentified. You can help support the show by going to patreon.com/criminology Support the show.

Duration:01:11:58

S4 EP5 - Robert Eugene Brashers

10/27/2018
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Robert Eugene Brashers began murdering in 1985 as he drifted from state to state. Police had his DNA but he never made their radar since he wasn't in any database. His murderous ways ended in 1999 when he died in a stand-off with police. But it wouldn't be until 2018 that Brashers would be tied to his murders through the use of Genetic Genealogy. Support the show.

Duration:00:49:03

S4 Ep4 - April Marie Tinsley

10/20/2018
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In 1988, 8-year-old April Marie Tinsley was abducted and murdered in her hometown of Fort Wayne Indiana. The senseless murder rocked the entire town of Fort Wayne. Investigators struggled to find April's killer even though he left DNA behind. Her killer would terrorize the town through the years through his writings, some of which he put in the bicycle baskets of little girls. It would be 30 years before investigators, using a combination of DNA and genetic genealogy, would identify the man...

Duration:01:09:48

S4 Ep3 - The Murders of Jay Cook and Tanya Van Cuylenborg

10/13/2018
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In 1987, 20-year-old Jay Cook and 18-year-old Tanya Van Cuylenborg were murdered on a trip from Victoria British Columbia to Seattle Washington. Police investigated the case for years but could not solve it. They had DNA evidence but no suspect to match it up to. It wasn't until 2018, with the help of forensic genealogy, that they were able to find out who left that DNA over 30 years ago. You can help support the show by going to patreo.com/criminology Support our sponsors: Madison Reed...

Duration:00:51:21

S4 Ep2 - Genealogy Meets Science

10/6/2018
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We continue to explore the new DNA and forensic genealogy technics that are being used to solve cold cases. We're laying the groundwork, giving you all of the information you need ahead of the cases we'll be covering this season. In this episode, we talk to Colleen Fitzpatrick who has an extensive resume in using DNA and forensic genealogy to help give police names to aid in their investigation. We also talk to Steve Armentrout, the CEO of Parabon Nanolabs, whose company has been...

Duration:00:56:33

S4 Ep1 - A new era in crime fighting

9/29/2018
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Forensic genealogy has ushered in a new era in crime fighting. Season 4 of Criminology is all about cases solved in 2018 using forensic genealogy techniques and databases to match old DNA to suspects. GedMatch and Parabon are names that have been in the news lately as they have been used to solved cold cases. We will be covering these cases in depth over the course of Season 4. In this first episode we lay the ground work by diving into how law enforcement is using this public information...

Duration:00:51:33

02 - Charles Horvath

9/15/2018
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Charles Horvath went missing in 1989 while backpacking across Canada. His mother, Denise Horvath-Allan, has been searching for him for 29 yearsSupport the show.

Duration:01:06:16

01 - The San Francisco Witch Killers

9/1/2018
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We're discussing the case known as the San Francisco Witch Killers. It’s an interesting case in which mental illness, drugs, and the twisted beliefs of Jim Carson and Susan Barnes converge and leave a trail of murder victims along the way. In addition to the details of the case, in this episode you will hear from the daughter of one of them and she tells us what it was like having to grow up with all of this in her life, and what it was like knowing her own father was a serial killer. You...

Duration:01:19:12

S3 Ep4 - Ted Bundy Part 4

8/25/2018
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In this fourth and last episode of our Ted Bundy series, we close it out by talking with some Bundy experts and authors. They are able to provide some amazing insight into the infamous serial killer. You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology Support the show.

Duration:01:44:07

S3 Ep3 - Ted Bundy Part 3

8/18/2018
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Ted Bundy was an infamous American serial killer who targeted young females. In this third episode, we discuss Bundy's murders in Florida including those he committed at the Chi Omega sorority house. We dive into his capture and eventual execution. Bundy gave a number of interviews before he was executed and these allow us to analyze him, or do they? Who was the true Ted Bundy behind the mask, showing people what they wanted to see, and telling them what they wanted to hear?Support the show.

Duration:01:26:56

S3 Ep2 - Ted Bundy Part 2

8/11/2018
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Ted Bundy was an infamous American serial killer who targeted young females. In this second episode, we dive further into the murders committed by Bundy and the methods he used to lure his victims. We also discuss his life in politics. As the number of murders and sexual assaults he committed rose, victims came forward with his description. Once that was put out into the public, people who knew Ted Bundy started to come forward to police that he looked very much like the composite sketch....

Duration:01:03:04

S3 Ep1 - Ted Bundy Part1

8/4/2018
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Theodore Bundy was an infamous American serial killer who targeted young females. He is responsible for murdering more than 30 women and girls in the 1970s. Bundy was charming and handsome, and he used these attributes to his advantage in luring his victims. In this first episode on Ted Bundy, we focus primarily on his childhood and talk about some of the early warning signs that he exhibited. We'll discuss his love life, his relationship with Ann Rule, and his first murder. You can help...

Duration:00:58:33

The Murder in My Family Invite

7/14/2018
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A promo for Morf's new podcast The Murder In My Family.

Duration:00:02:11

The Murder in My Family Invite

7/14/2018
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A promo for Morf's new podcast The Murder In My Family.Support the show.

Duration:00:02:11

The Murder in my Family Preview episode

6/10/2018
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Mike ‘Morf’ Morford co-host of Criminology invites you to check out his brand new true crime podcast, The Murder In My Family featuring a single murder case in each episode, and an interview with a family member of the victim. You can subscribe on iTunes right now at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-murder-in-my-family/id1396717244?mt=2 Support the show.

Duration:00:01:16

S2 Ep15 - The Golden State Killer

6/2/2018
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In this final episode of season 2 we take a look at the background and timeline of the arrested suspect Joseph J. DeAngelo. We have multiple interviews with people who interacted with DeAngelo, one man who worked with him for many years. He sheds insight on the man that he knew and tells stories of DeAngelo through the years. We have a fascinating interview with the Sacramento DA Anne Marie Schubert. And we unveil the long awaited post-arrest follow up interview with Paul Holes. An...

Duration:01:57:09

S2 Ep14 - The Original Nightstalker

5/26/2018
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In this episode we are focusing the last two murders committed in the EAR/ONS/GSK series. We are joined by family members who provide insight into the victims, the details of the crimes, and the aftermath. The connections between the East Area Rapist crimes and those committed by the Original Night Stalker are finally made. And we talk with detectives Larry Crompton and Paul Holes who provide valuable information. You can help support the show by going to patreon.com/criminology An...

Duration:01:36:27