Criminal Law, DNA, Evidence, Murder, Police and Prosecutors, Soering, True Crime

Podcast Review Part 2: “A Money-Motivated Troll With No Significant Influence”

Here's a few minutes from the recent Söring podcast in which I am quoted and discussed:   Fascinating listening to the attempts of people you've never met to discredit you! Also gratifying to learn that the mere mention of my name triggers a full-on response from Team Söring. The first thing you notice is that… Continue reading Podcast Review Part 2: “A Money-Motivated Troll With No Significant Influence”

Criminal Law, DNA, Evidence, Murder, Police and Prosecutors, Soering, True Crime

Podcast Review Part 1: Söring’s Story Crumbles Further Under Polite Assault from ‘Small Town, Big Crime’

Episode 14 of Small Town Big Crime -- "The Confession" -- is out, with cameo by yours truly. In this post, I'll discuss the podcast as a whole. After that, I'll write a separate post on the strategy Söring and his lawyers are using to try to discredit me. The podcast focuses first on a… Continue reading Podcast Review Part 1: Söring’s Story Crumbles Further Under Polite Assault from ‘Small Town, Big Crime’

Criminal Law, DNA, Evidence, Murder, Police and Prosecutors, Soering, True Crime

3 New Episodes of the Söring Podcast, All Alternate Suspects Eliminated

I've have a bit of work recently, which explains the light posting. But the Small Town, Big Crime podcast by Virginia reporters Rachel Ryan, Jaclyn Piermarini, and Courteney Stuart just dropped three new episodes, and there's some exciting stuff in them. They episodes are called "Elizabeth", "The Love Story", and "The Other Suspects". There's even… Continue reading 3 New Episodes of the Söring Podcast, All Alternate Suspects Eliminated

Comparative Law, Criminal Law, Evidence, Miscarriages of Justice, Murder, Police and Prosecutors, Self-Promotion, Social Media, True Crime

A Speech (in German) on Confessions

Sorry for the light posting recently. I've had some time-consuming projects, including preparing for this speech. I was invited by the Philosophical Faculty of the University of Düsseldorf to give a lecture on how confessions are handled from a legal perspective, as part of a lecture series on forensic linguistics. Here's a link, in case… Continue reading A Speech (in German) on Confessions

Comparative Law, Criminal Law, Murder, Police and Prosecutors, Soering, True Crime

Things Söring’s Lawyers Definitely Did Not Do

Taking up a theme recently discussed on allmystery, let's look at Söring's stay in British prisons. When Jens Söring is asked why he confessed, he says it was to protect Elizabeth Haysom from the electric chair. This is usually enough for most journalists, who dutifully transcribe his story. Sometimes people dig a little deeper, though,… Continue reading Things Söring’s Lawyers Definitely Did Not Do