“Chase Your Shadow; the trials of Oscar Pistorius”

Book Cover “Chase Your Shadow; the trials of Oscar Pistorius”

“Chase Your Shadow; the trials of Oscar Pistorius” by John Carlin is a must read. The title is well-chosen. We learn about Oscar, his family, his disability, and his career. His life was indeed filled with trials and they started well before 2013. Carlin clearly wrote this book with compassion in his heart. Some might […]

The new IACHR report on the Highway of Tears

IACHR 2015 report

The new IACHR report on the Highway of Tears can be found here. It “is just one more reason for a national inquiry, said Prince George lawyer Mavis Erickson of the international body’s report. “It’s such a dismal picture, but I think that the Inter-American Commission has done a good job in bringing the issues […]

Murder as a fine art by David Morrell

murder as a fine art

Murder as a fine art by David Morrell features Victorian London, multiple murders, and crime scene investigations in their forensic infancy. That made me pick up this book. In Chapter one, we meet the artist of death, the killer, who goes through various disguises to move from place to place unseen, to observe people, and to […]

DCC wins in the ABA Top 100 Blawgs for 2014

2014BLAWG100_CJ WINNER

DCC wins in the ABA Top 100 Blawgs for 2014  in the category criminal justice for the second year in a row. Thank you for placing victims first! It is wonderful to see the support you give to victim family members by placing their loved ones in the spotlights. And that is exactly what this award […]

Case of the Month: Brenda Lee Harvey Martinez

Brenda Martinez with her daughter Stephanie

Case of the Month: Brenda Martinez, who also used her maiden name Harvey, was only 23 years old when she disappeared on Dec. 22, 1988, in Flint, Michigan. She had just lost her own mother and the family was grieving. According to the papers, Brenda said that she was going to use a pay phone at Fenton and […]

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