Crime

The Edwards Trial and Campaign Finance Laws

May 17, 2012

Former presidential candidate John Edwards is on trial for misuse of funds to pay his mistress. We discuss the Edwards case and campaign finance laws with guest host Tom Gjelten of NPR and a panel of experts.

Paul French:  "Midnight in Peking:  How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China"

Paul French: "Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China"

April 26, 2012

Historian and China expert uses modern resources to solve a long forgotten murder mystery in the last days of colonial Peking.

Karen Spears Zacharias:  "A Silence of Mockingbirds:  The Memoir of a Murder"

Karen Spears Zacharias: "A Silence of Mockingbirds: The Memoir of a Murder"

April 25, 2012

A journalist exposes the failures of an entire community to protect the 3-year-old daughter of a close family friend.

The Politics of Guns in America

April 17, 2012

This week marks five years since the Virginia Tech shootings. But advocates for gun control have made little progress. The politics behind America's gun culture.

Stand Your Ground and Concealed Weapons Laws

April 3, 2012

The killing of Trayvon Martin has prompted former President Bill Clinton and others to call for a review of Stand Your Ground laws. State policies on concealed weapons and self-defense.

Trayvon Martin and Race Relations in America

March 26, 2012

On Friday President Obama said, "If i had a son, he’d look like Trayvon." Though the President didn’t specifically mention race in his comments, race has been the discussion since the death of the Florida teenager made news...

Readers' Review: "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson (Rebroadcast)

Readers' Review: "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson (Rebroadcast)

December 27, 2011

"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" features a middle-aged investigative journalist and a youthful computer hacker struggling with personal demons. It is the first book of a Scandinavian crime fiction trilogy by Stieg Larsson. He died four...

Child Sex Abuse

December 14, 2011

Former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky waives his right to a preliminary hearing: The latest in the child sex abuse case and its broader implications.

Presidential Pardons

December 5, 2011

Past presidential pardons have raised questions about fairness and secrecy. A new analysis of how pardons are decided and how bias and politics influence the process.

The Penn State Case, Sexual Abuse and Children

November 8, 2011

Two Penn State administrators face charges of failure to report alleged sexual abuse of boys. Legal requirements when abuse is suspected and what help is available for victims.

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