Just Case Studies: Atlanta Olympic Bombing

Just Case Studies: Atlanta Olympic Bombing

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Original Release Date: September 25, 2017

In the fifth episode of our Case Studies season, Just Science sat down with John Collins during the annual ASCLD symposium in Dallas, Texas. This episode takes us back to a time when the United States was hosting the summer Olympics, in Atlanta, in 1996. The summer of 1996 was meant to be an important moment for the heart of Georgia on the world’s stage, but instead is remembered by a horrific explosion, whose percussion echoed the planet. Join us as John Collins walks us through the timeline of when law enforcement received an anonymous phone call warning of the bomb, to the forensic analysis of explosive devices, and how a pre-9/11 world tried to cope with such a shocking event.

This episode of Just Science is funded by the National Institute of Justice’s Forensic Technology Center of Excellence [Award 2016-MU-BX-K110].

Some content in this podcast may be considered sensitive and may evoke emotional responses, or may not be appropriate for younger audiences. 

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Guest Biography

John Collins is a High-Stakes Leadership Consultant & Executive Coach at Critical Victories in Dewitt, Michigan. He is also the Chief Managing Editor of Crime Lab Report and an Adjunct Professor of Forensic Science at Michigan State University. John has a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Management and is formally certified as a Senior Certified Professional by the Society for Human Resource Management. He was trained by the College of Executive Coaching in 2012. John is a prolific author, coach, consultant, and speaker in the area of high-stakes leadership and communication. He is also internationally distinguished as an expert in the use of forensic science and scientific evidence in criminal jurisprudence.

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