Heide Featured on 48 Hours

TAMPA, Fla. (April 12, 2010) USF criminology professor Kathleen Heide was featured on a recent episode of 48 Hours Mystery titled “My Mother’s Murder.” The episode, which investigates the June 2005 murder of 39-year-old Memphis, Tenn. resident Jennifer Jackson, includes excerpts from an interview with Heide, a widely acclaimed expert on juvenile homicide. Jackson’s daughter, Noura, was convicted four years later of her mother’s murder.


To read a 48 Hours Mystery interview with Heide click here.


To watch the full episode, click here.


To read an Associated Press profile about Heide currently posted to the CBS homepage, click here.




The University of South Florida is one of the nation's top 63 public research universities and one of only 25 public research universities nationwide with very high research activity that is designated as community engaged by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.  USF was awarded $380.4 million in research contracts and grants in FY 2008/2009. The university offers 232 degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral levels, including the doctor of medicine. The USF System has a $1.8 billion annual budget, an annual economic impact of $3.2 billion, and serves more than 47,000 students on institutions/campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota-Manatee and Lakeland. USF is a member of the Big East Athletic Conference.