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

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

Soering on Dr. Phil and The Last, Least Exoneration Theory

Tomorrow in the USA, the Dr. Phil talkshow (German info on him here) will be airing an interview with Soering: Tomorrow: Derek and Nancy Haysom were found brutally murdered late one night in March 1985. It is a fascinating tale that landed a German diplomat’s son, Jens Soering, behind bars for their murder. Full story:… Continue reading Soering on Dr. Phil and The Last, Least Exoneration Theory

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, Social Media, Soering, True Crime

The “Small Town, Big Crime” Podcast on — What Else? — Jens Söring

The Söring case never stops fascinating people. Lately I've been listening to the newest podcast, called "Small Town, Big Crime", presented by local CBS journalists Rachel Ryan, Jaclyn Piermarini and Courteney Stuart. Most Söring-themed media products consist mostly of an interview with Söring, then interviews with his supporters, and a few snippets of Bedford County… Continue reading The “Small Town, Big Crime” Podcast on — What Else? — Jens Söring