Für die Berliner Zeitung habe ich einen Beitrag geschrieben über den Fall Johnny Joe Martinez, der mich bis heute beschäftigt. Vielen Dank an David Dow für sein Engagement und sein Kommentar. Diesmal keine Bezahlschränke!
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
First, the newest episode of the Söring podcast Small Town Big Crime is out. Listen to it here, and contribute on Patreon here. In this episode, called "The Reckoning", we finally find out whether William Shifflett's DNA matched any of the "two unknown men" who supposedly bled at the crime scene. I confidently predicted that… Continue reading The Experts Agree: No Unknown DNA at the Söring Crime Scene
I. Introduction: The Griffiths Report Exists! Welcome to the first of two posts discussing Dr. Andy Griffiths' report on the questioning of Jens Söring. As followers of the Söring case know, Andy Griffiths is a retired English detective who runs a law-enforcement consulting business. By all accounts Griffiths is the real deal -- he has… Continue reading Dr. Andy Griffiths’ Complete Report on Jens Söring’s Interrogation, Part 1 of 2
In December 2019, I was cordially invited by the German media-criticism website Übermedien to write a critique of how German journalists cover American criminal court cases. I decided to focus on two German documentaries about Germans in prison for murder in the United States. The result was published here (g) on January 23. I've translated that… Continue reading 10 Commandments for Better Reporting on American Criminal Trials