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

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

ZDFInfo Officially Announces New 4-Part Söring Doc

ZDFInfo, the German public broadcasting channel specializing in documentaries, has finally officially announced the new 4-part documentary on Jens Söring which will be broadcast on August 4 and August 10, 2020. All four parts are now available for press screenings, and I have them all. I've translated the press release, available here in German, into… Continue reading ZDFInfo Officially Announces New 4-Part Söring Doc