Two Criminologist hosts cover a new female-focused story each episode. We use a criminologist’s lens to look at how women are treated in the criminal justice system, the causes of female crime and victimization, wrongfully convictions, and the heroines who left their marks on the criminal justice system.
Dr Meghan Sacks and Dr Amy Shlosberg are both Associate Professors of Criminology at Fairleigh Dickinson University. They teach classes such as: Women & Crime, Race & Crime, Criminology, and Serial Killers. Both have years of first-hand experience working with offenders and professionals in the criminal justice system.
Ep 33: 27-year-old, Marshae Jones was five months pregnant when she was involved in a fight that ended in tragic death of her unborn child. A few months later a grand jury indicted Marshae on a manslaughter charge for the death of her own fetus. Was this young women right to blame or was sheRead more
Ep 32: During the 1980s, Cindy James was purportedly the victim of over 100 attacks of physical and mental abuse by an unknown assailant. After a heavy police presence and no assailant ever identified, police grew skeptical. Was this a hoax or the diabolical plan of someone who wanted to torture and eventually murder her?Read more
Angela Samota and Sheila Wysocki
Ep 31: After more than 20 years the brutal rape and murder of college student Angela Samota was finally solved, thanks in part to the tenacity of her best friend. Why did it take police so long to find the killer and what ultimately led to an arrest of a man who was never evenRead more
Interview with Crystal Gail Mangum
Ep 30: We revisit a previous case with new insights in an exclusive interview with Duke Lacrosse accuser, Crystal Gail Mangum. Crystal was convicted of murder after a domestic incident led to the stabbing of 46-year-old Reginald Day in the spring of 2011. Did the jury get it right, or is this a case ofRead more
Ep 29: Greenwich Connecticut, one of the most upscale suburbs in the United States, was a place where violent crimes didn’t happen. But on the fateful night before Halloween of 1975, the brutal murder of a fifteen-year-old girl would horrify a community and lead to the investigation and prosecution of a member of an AmericanRead more
Lauria Bible and Ashley Freeman
Ep 28: A night that started with a birthday celebration ended in tragedy when a fire erupted in the early hours at the Freeman home. Among the rubble, two adults were found, both with a gun shot wound to the head. However, two teenage girls Ashley Freeman and her friend Laura Bible were missing. WhereRead more
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