From Private Investigator to G-Man: The Evolution of Criminal Detection

Thursday, September 27 › 7-8 p.m.

Fulton, William Woods University, Kemper Arts Center, Room 112

David Grann’s “Killers of the Flower Moon” tells the story of the founding of the modern FBI, but this is just a small part of the development of modern methods and models of criminal detection. Dr. Matt Dube, professor of English at WWU, will explore some of the other steps along the way, including the early literary examples of consulting detectives like Edgar Allen Poe’s Auguste Dupin and Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes; the Pinkertons, a real-world private police force; the FBI; and modern criminal detection in fact and fiction.

Registration: Not required.