True Crimes in New England: The Boston Strangler

WED, OCT 18, 2006

Alan Rogers sheds light on one of Boston’s most terrifying crime sprees, one that remains unsolved to this day. Between June 14, 1962 and January 4, 1964, Boston was terrorized by a serial killer who murdered 13 women. Rogers presents a historical context to the grisly case and details the crimes, the investigation, and the arrest, conviction and sentencing of Albert DeSalvo.

+ BIO: Alan Rogers

Professor Rogers’ research and teaching focuses on the U.S. Constitution, American legal history, and the American Revolution. His most recent books are: Murder and the Death Penalty in Massachusetts, The Boston Strangler, and Boston: City on a Hill (with Lisa J. Rogers). An article on State Constitutionalism and the Death Penalty, will be published in a forthcoming special issue of the Journal of Policy History. Rogers also has published articles in the New England Quarterly, the Journal of the Early Republic, and the American Journal of Legal History, among other scholarly journals. The undergraduate and graduate courses he teaches parallel his research interests: U.S. Constitutional History, I & II, The Bill of Rights, Anglo-American Law, (with Professor Robin Fleming), and “Atlantic World, a history core course. Rogers is the chair of the Seminar in Early American History, hosted by the Massachusetts Historical Society, and a member of the Adams Papers Executive Publication Committee. His current book project is titled Faith, Healing, and the First Amendment.

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