Criminal Law, Evidence, Murder, Police and Prosecutors, Self-Promotion, Soering, True Crime

Deutschlandfunk Broadcasts Interview with Me

Deutschlandfunk is the main public radio station in Germany, and has just broadcast yet another podcast about the Jens Söring case, called "Das Versprechen" ("The Promise"). The 7-part podcast was created by Karin Steinberger and Markus Vetter, the pair behind the 2016 pro-Söring film titled "Killing for Love" in English. Like the documentary broadcast in… Continue reading Deutschlandfunk Broadcasts Interview with Me

Criminal Law, Evidence, Murder, Police and Prosecutors, Self-Promotion, Soering, True Crime

New Söring Podcast: The German DA Söring Confessed To Doesn’t Doubt Söring’s Guilt

The German newspaper Bonner Anzeiger (from the German city of Bonn) just released a podcast episode of its series "Akte Rheinland" (The Rhineland File) on Jens Söring's case. The podcast is hosted by reporters Anna Maria Beekes and Andreas Dyck, and the newspaper's online editor Marcel Wolber. I gave a quite enjoyable interview to them… Continue reading New Söring Podcast: The German DA Söring Confessed To Doesn’t Doubt Söring’s Guilt

Criminal Law, Evidence, Murder, Police and Prosecutors, Self-Promotion, Social Media, Soering, True Crime

The Making of ‘Small Town Big Crime’

The makers of Small Town, Big Crime are still on the case and released a video to Patreon supporters in which they explain where the show is going and respond to viewers' questions. For me, the most interesting question is the last one beginning at about 13:20, in which a listener asks why the American… Continue reading The Making of ‘Small Town Big Crime’

Criminal Law, DNA, Evidence, Murder, Police and Prosecutors, Self-Promotion, Social Media, Soering, True Crime

Soering: An Eventful Year in Review

We're fast approaching the one-year anniversary of the decision of the Virginia Board of Parole to release Jens Söring and Elizabeth Haysom. I thought it would be a good time to catch up on the year's events, and take a look at where we stand. I. Holdsworth Begins Cleaning the Augean Stables Credit for initiating… Continue reading Soering: An Eventful Year in Review

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