“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.”
-Fyodor Dostoyevsky from Crime and Punishment
In this fearless edition of Word of Mouth, we take new steps and utter new words about crime, punishment and everything in between.
This week's show:
Robots are considered better interrogators than their human counterparts; sure, it's your civic duty, but why does jury duty actually matter; life behind bars at Halden prison: a look into the comparatively relaxed Norwegian penal system; using police reports to train writers to perfect the art of pared down prose; the unlikely poetry of the local police blotter; the history of art in the courtroom, why do some works get singled out for litigation; and the Vidocq society's monthly meeting that aims to solve the cold cases people have long since forgot.