Are you a fan of intrigue and mystery? Do you like a good "Whodunit?" Then join us for our second installment of this year's Winter Lecture Series. Mary Welek Atwell recently retired from Radford University where she was a professor of Criminal Justice. She has published four books dealing with legal subjects: Equal Protection of the Law? Gender and Justice in the United States (Peter Lang, 2002); Evolving Standards of Decency: Popular Culture and Capital Punishment (Peter Lang, 2004); Wretched Sisters: Examining Gender and Capital Punishment (Peter Lang, 2007; 2nd ed., 2014); An American Dilemma: International Law, Capital Punishment, and Federalism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), as well as numerous articles and reviews. She holds a PhD from Saint Louis University.
The Winter Lecture Series is presented by the Friends of Smith Mountain Lake State Park. Proceeds go to help fund educational programs and projects in the park. Additional dates for the 2018 Winter Lecture Series include January 14, March 11, and April 8.