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Michael Arntfield

Associate Professor of Criminology & English Literature, Western University

Former police detective turned award-winning university professor, author of 10 books on criminal investigation, television host and true crime broadcaster, founder of the Western Cold Case Society & director of the Murder Accountability Project ( in Washington DC. Also an associate with the Center for Homicide Research in Minneapolis and senior member of the Atypical Homicide Research Group in Boston. Scholarly book series editor for the Criminal Humanities collection with Peter Lang Publishing in NYC and previous Fulbright Scholar & Visiting Chair at Vanderbilt U in Nashville. Winner of Western's 2017 Humanitarian of the Year for my research on unsolved murders & victim narratives.


  • –present
    Associate Porfessor of Criminology & English Literature, Western University


  • 2011 
    Western U, PhD