FYS 101 Popular Crime in Film

This course will explore the depiction of true popular crime stories and celebrated real life cases in films and readings. Examples of films include: Dog Day Afternoon, The Untouchables, The Onion Field, J. Edgar, and Prohibition. Some readings will include Devil in the White City, Popular Crime, Most Evil, and The Innocent Man. Infamous crimes throughout history will be covered including Lizzie Borden, Sam Sheppard, the Lindbergh Baby, H.H. Holmes, Wells and Hickock, Black Dahlia and Zodiac. The course will cover all aspects of the criminal justice system including courts, policing, and corrections. Students will watch a movie, film or documentary each week and meet separately to discuss.