Doing Murder One Again


  • Martin J. Hornyak
  • Wynn Teasley


Murder One is an experiential exercise developed in 1975 by J. Pfeiffer and J. Jones to focus on how information is shared within groups. This exercise was conducted in fall 2010 to see how students of the millennial generation react to and analyze the situations they are placed into. The experiential exercise’s content was not changed but some external factors were and student reactions to it were re-corded. Student’s reactions to new group members, their assessments when interpreting case details and how detective teams worked together were evident even after a semester of working together as a class. New and interesting aspects about team behavior can be learned when MUR-DER ONE is used.