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20 minutes | Sep 1, 2021
A little girl is kidnapped from a grocery store parking lot and her community wanted to help find her - they just didn’t know what to look for. Before there was the Amber Alert, there was Amber Hagerman.
21 minutes | Aug 25, 2021
A man is found guilty of murder and sentenced to death but the jury didn’t hear the whole story. This led to a ruling by the Supreme Court that aims to ensure a fair trial. Before there was a Brady rule, there was John Brady.
29 minutes | Aug 18, 2021
A 12 year old girl is kidnapped from a slumber party by a man with a dark past, who by all accounts shouldn’t have been on the streets to harm her in the first place. Before there was a Three Strikes Rule, there was Polly Klaas.
25 minutes | Aug 11, 2021
A man’s descent into psychosis drives him to kill -- and raises questions about mental illness and criminal responsibility. Before there was an insanity defense, there was Daniel M’Naghten.
24 minutes | Aug 4, 2021
A little girl’s brutal murder reveals that even though police may know where the bad guys live, most citizens don’t. And therefore, can’t protect themselves or their children. Before there was community reporting for sex offenders, there was Megan Kanka.
31 minutes | Jul 28, 2021
A young boy vanishes, but police don’t know where to start looking for suspects because there is no registered list of previous offenders. Before there was a sex offender registry, there was Jacob Wetterling.
22 minutes | Jul 21, 2021
A man’s decision to plead guilty while proclaiming his innocence leads to a new plea option still used in courtrooms today. Before there was an Alford plea, there was Henry Alford.
24 minutes | Jul 14, 2021
A 6-year-old boy’s kidnapping and murder helps create a roadmap for what to do when the unthinkable happens. Before there was the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, there was Adam Walsh.
23 minutes | Jul 7, 2021
A man’s confession to a crime spurs the creation of some of the most often-used lines on TV. Before there was a Miranda Warning, there was Ernesto Miranda. Source materials for this episode: AZ Central: Miranda and the Right To Remain Silent - The Phoenix Story, by Ron Dungan. Published June 11, 2016. Accessed March 22, 2021. (#dungan) https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix/2016/06/11/miranda-and-right-remain-silent-phoenix-story/85206416/ United States Courts: Facts and Case Summary – Miranda v. Arizona. Accessed March 22, 2021. https://www.uscourts.gov/educational-resources/educational-activities/facts-and-case-summary-miranda-v-arizona United States Courts: Miranda v. Arizona Podcast. Accessed March 22, 2021. https://www.uscourts.gov/about-federal-courts/educational-resources/supreme-court-landmarks/miranda-v-arizona-podcast Justia: Miranda v. Arizona 384 U.S. 436 (1966). By David S. Kemp and Chris Skelton (contributors). Accessed March 22, 2021. https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/384/436/ https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt1814hm2 Arizona State Archives: Arrest record for Ernesto Miranda, March 14, 1963. Accessed March 22, 2021. https://azmemory.azlibrary.gov/digital/collection/archgov/id/491 Arizona State Archives: Statement of Facts on Conviction in State of Arizona v. Ernesto Arturo Miranda, October 18, 1971. Accessed March 22, 2021. https://azmemory.azlibrary.gov/digital/collection/archgov/id/492/rec/2 All search results featuring Ernesto Miranda found here: https://azmemory.azlibrary.gov/digital/collection/archgov/search/searchterm/Ernesto%20Miranda Police1 by Lexipol: The Story of Ernesto Miranda. No author. Published March 20, 2017. Accessed March 22, 2021. https://www.police1.com/history/articles/the-story-of-ernesto-miranda-bTPZF4RTVn3zBgNz/ Constitution of the United States: 5th Amendment https://constitution.congress.gov/constitution/amendment-5/ Constitution of the United States: 6th Amendment https://constitution.congress.gov/constitution/amendment-6/ Constitution of the United States: The Miranda Warning https://www.usconstitution.net/miranda.html History.com: Miranda Rights, by History.com editors. Published November 9, 2009. Accessed March 22, 2021. https://www.history.com/topics/united-states-constitution/miranda-rights American Heritage Magazine, Vol. 57, Issue 4: “You Have The Right To Remain Silent,” By Michael S. Lief and H. Mitchell Caldwell. Published August/September 2006. Accessed via Wayback Machine on March 22, 2021. (#heritage) https://web.archive.org/web/20090206174116/http://americanheritage.com/articles/magazine/ah/2006/4/2006_4_48.shtml
20 minutes | Jul 7, 2021
A woman’s brutal murder highlights the need for a quick and easy way to call for help. Before there was 911, there was Kitty Genovese. Source materials for this episode: PBS Independent Lens: History of 911 – America’s emergency service, before and after Kitty Genovese, by Carolyn Abate. Published January 19, 2017. Accessed March 8, 2021. https://www.pbs.org/independentlens/blog/history-of-911-americas-emergency-service-before-and-after-kitty-genovese/ WNYC: An Iconic Murder Helped Create the 911 System, by Mythili Rao. Published Apr 7, 2014. Accessed March 6, 2021. https://www.wnyc.org/story/kitty-genovese/ History.com: Kitty Genovese, by History.com editors. Published January 5, 2018. Accessed March 6, 2018. https://www.history.com/topics/crime/kitty-genovese Washington Post: Her shocking murder became the stuff of legend. But everyone got the story wrong. by Stephanie Merry. Published June 29, 2016. Accessed March 6, 2021. https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/her-shocking-murder-became-the-stuff-of-legend-but-everyone-got-the-story-wrong/2016/06/29/544916d8-3952-11e6-9ccd-d6005beac8b3_story.html?utm_term=.e1fdac0e9d86 Biography.com: Kitty Genovese (1935–1964). Published December 4, 2015. Accessed March 8, 2021. https://www.biography.com/crime-figure/kitty-genovese Film Daily: NYC lady-killer Winston Moseley and his reign of terror, by Bianca Myrtil. Published April 14, 2020. Accessed March 6, 2021. https://filmdaily.co/news/winston-moseley/ NPR.org: What really happened the night Kitty Genovese was murdered? Published March 3, 2014. Accessed March 6, 2021. https://www.npr.org/2014/03/03/284002294/what-really-happened-the-night-kitty-genovese-was-murdered New Yorker: A call for help, by Nicholas Lemann. Published March 3, 2014. Accessed March 6, 2021. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/03/10/a-call-for-help New York Times: 37 Who Saw Murder Didn't Call the Police. Published March 27, 1964. Accessed March 9, 2021. https://www.nytimes.com/1964/03/27/archives/37-who-saw-murder-didnt-call-the-police-apathy-at-stabbing-of.html New York Times: Remembering Kitty Genovese, by Clyde Haberman. Published April 10, 2016. Accessed March 9, 2021. https://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/11/us/remembering-kitty-genovese.html New York Times: How Many Witnessed the Murder of Kitty Genovese? By David W. Dunlap. Published April 6, 2016. Accessed March 9, 2021. https://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/06/insider/1964-how-many-witnessed-the-murder-of-kitty-genovese.html
1 minutes | Jun 30, 2021
Every Crime Junkie knows their true crime vocabulary: Amber Alert, 911 dispatch, Miranda Warning, Brady Disclosure. But do you know the story behind how these terms were coined? In this 10 part series, Ashley Flowers will walk you through the real-life tragedies that led to big changes and the cases that set a precedent for how the criminal justice system would operate for years to come. Listen to new episodes every Wednesday on Stitcher Premium.
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