True crime stories investigated one at a time. Crime Scene takes in-depth looks at murders, both solved and unsolved, and the process of investigating, litigating and living life after those crimes.
'Shots fired:' Listen as cops respond to toddler's death
Scanner traffic on the day of two-year-old Gabriella's death reveals how police responded to the initial call, finding the toddler unresponsive and dealing with threats against their lives. Listen in on the latest Crime Scene podcast, with host and reporter Jordan Fenster.
5 top criminal justice misconceptions
Movies and television shows have been lying to us about criminal justice. Historical criminologist Fritz Umbach details the five top criminal justice misconceptions. From drugs to court to jail, there's a lot we think we know, that we actually don't. Listen to the latest Crime Scene podcast, written, hosted and edited by Jordan Fenster, to learn more.
The mass murder and animal cruelty connection
The connection between animal cruelty and murder is now a commonly accepted fact. The FBI began tracking animal cruelty cases in 2016, but that might never had happened if not for one tiny dog, a shih tzu named Polo, and his devoted, doting owner.
Paying the price of police work
What is the cost of a life spent in law enforcement? Not the salary and benefits, but the physical and mental toll being a cop takes on members of the force. That question is harder to answer than you might think. suicide and PTSD rates are difficult if not impossible to track, but one academic has spent decades looking at the relationships between police work, PTSD and the health of officers. This is the latest Crime Scene podcast.
Brothers in trauma: Police officers and PTSD
Three cops, all friends, and all survivors of devastating injuries. But it's not the physical pain but the emotional challenges they have to overcome. On this episode of Crime Scene we talk to three former police officers, all of whom have dealt with on-the-job injury and life after the force.
The case of the cannibal school teacher
In 1979, Albert Fentress abducted, abused, mutilated, murdered and then ate parts of an 18-year-old boy. But before he did all that he wrote a movie script. In the latest episode of Crime Scene, we look at how fantasy becomes murder, through the lens of a cannibal middle school teacher.
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This podcast is a must for anyone in the field of death investigation. Lots of useful information.
THIS is Fantastic
Mr. Fenster has the kind of voice you pray for when you are listening to an audio version of anything. It is unique and vaguely NPR and yet somehow completely, authentically his own. The case and story ideas are fascinating and well done. My only complaint is that the episodes are not longer. And yet it is not fair to complain about some thing that is beautifully and concisely self-contained. Bravo. I am hoping you will come back and make more!
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