Scenes of the Crime: Movies on the Investigative Process and Criminal Mind

Films have a rich history in capturing the entirety of crime scenes, both correctly — and incorrectly, because each of these professions have different end goals (artistic expression vs. investigative law enforcement.) We will view four major films which focus on specific crimes (sometimes realistically violent), to study the convergence of crime, investigation and cinema: The Accused (1988); Silence of the Lambs (1991); The Usual Suspects (1995); and LA Confidential (1997). This course may lead to a trilogy of courses on criminals in film, with additional courses on con artist films and the prison films.
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Galileo Building

1909 Galileo Court, Davis, CA, 95616

Galileo Building

Galileo Building 1909 Galileo Court, Davis, CA, 95616

Enrollment Policies

There will be no service charge for withdrawal requests prior to the beginning of the winter quarter. As of January 3, 2019, all withdrawal requests are subject to a $20 processing fee, or the member may request a credit to their student account to be used before the end of the academic year. All fees being held at the conclusion of the academic year will be forfeited.

OLLI EXCURSION COURSE FEES are no longer refundable once you have enrolled, unless your vacancy can be filled by someone on the wait list. A $20 service fee will apply.