Professional Development – An Inside Look at How Murders are Really Investigated
28 February @ 10:00 - 11:30 GMT
Ever since 1841, when Edgar Allen Poe published his short story ‘The Murders in Rue Morgue’, murder has been a common subject in the stories we consume, whether on screen or in books. But the reality is, little is known of how police actually go about solving these crimes.
Join SoA member and former Detective, Steven Keogh, as he talks about the myths and misconceptions that have been perpetually repeated, to the point where they are widely accepted as true. The only way to know what actually goes on behind the scenes of a murder investigation is to hear it from someone who lived in that world for many years.
- Welcome, introductions and housekeeping from Lilly Brend-Fish – SoA, Events and Outreach Assistant (3 mins)
- Presentation by Steven Keogh (60 mins)
- Comfort break (5 mins)
- Q&A with audience – moderated by Lilly Brend-Fish (20 mins)
- Summary and closing comments (2 mins)
Who is this workshop for?
This session is aimed at authors who incorporate murder investigations into their writing.
What will this workshop cover?
We will look at who investigates murders, how they go about it, and dispel some of the myths that surround this area of policing.
Send us your questions in advance
If you would like to send questions in advance, email [email protected] with ‘How Murders are Really Investigated’ in the subject header. We will prioritise questions sent in advance and answer as many as we can from the audience on the day.
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The Line -up
Steven Keogh – Author
Former Detective Inspector Steven Keogh joined the Metropolitan Police in 1991. Spending most of his 30-year career as a detective. In 2009 he joined Scotland Yard’s Murder Investigation Team where he remained for 12 years, building up a vast knowledge of what it takes to catch killers and bring them to justice. On retiring from the police, he self-published the first book to ever look in detail on how murders are really investigated. The rights to the book were bought by Bonnier Books UK, who in August re-launched Murder Investigation Team – How Killer are Really Caught.
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