NPR's Justice Talking explores a current legal topic each week. You can listen on the radio (see the list of stations) or online. You can also sign up for podcasts.
This week's program is Collecting DNA from the Accused: Will it Help or Hurt Law Enforcement? .
- Host Margot Adler interviews: Chauncey Parker, NY State Director of Criminal Justice (NY has a new mandatory DNA collection program) and Prof. David Kaye, Univ. of Arizona law school
- Barry Scheck, co-founder of the Innocence Project at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, debates DNA lobbyist Chris Asplen.
- John Blythe reports on the case of Darryl Hunt, who was exonerated by DNA evidence
- Margot Adler interviews Dr. Lawrence Kobilinsky (John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY) about "the CSI effect" and, finally, futurist Paul Saffo about DNA databanks and personal privacy.
- "Are Lawyers Necessary in All Cases?" (3/28/06)
- "Murder: Beyond the Blood and Gore" (2/20/06)
- "When Kids Commit Crimes: What's a Fair Sentence?" (3/15/06)
- "Should Sex Offenders Have Civil Rights?" (11/14/05)
- "Limiting Lawsuits" (11/16/04)
Thanks for the lead to WisBlawg.
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