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Disenfranchised Grief: Death of Friends

Michael Anthony, from Indiana, grew up knowing nothing but physical abuse, neglect, poverty and pessimism. Somehow, in spite of his mistreatment and being surrounded with resignation and despair he knew he was not broken . Then a “mirror moment” changed his life. This self-made man tells us about his journey out of chaos and of his desire to inspire others to do the same.

Physicians Who Deliberately Kill

Special Agent Sackman describes serial murderers who are licensed physicians both inside and outside of long-term health care facilities. Learn what motivates them, why medicine is a perfect setting to commit homicide and how they literally get away with murder for years. It will get you rethnking your next stay inside a hospital.

The Mess of Murder: Who Cleans It Up?

First responders have nothing to do with cleaning up a residence or business after a murder. Who does it, then? What are the risks to a property owner to do it themselves? What is the usual cost to have it professionally done? Are there federal laws that apply? Why is special equipment needed and why? How long can it take? Listen as we discuss these and other questions from the owner of a crime scene cleanup company.

Behind the Scene of Murder Investigations: Blood Analysis

“Why is this murder investigation taking so long?!” It’s a frequent question voiced by homicide survivors. This episode is but one example of why it can take years to get a case on the dockets. Uncovering, processing and entering evidence into legal proceedings is daunting – not to mention frustrating by those waiting for some kind of resolution. Meet Anita Zannin from A-Z Forensics. Ms. Zannin’s unique background and experience has proven invaluable in assisting counsel as both a non-testifying and testifying expert, both in and out of the courtroom. Ms. Zannin has been accepted as an expert in both federal and state courts, and has worked on criminal and civil cases in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. She explains the moving parts behind a murder investigation and helps us understand the frustrating wait for justice.

The Physical Impact of Psychological Trauma

Most homicide survivors focus on the emotional dimensions of their situation (such as anxiety or depression, and lowered concentration). But paying attention to the physical aftermath is equally important (such as insomnia, teeth grinding, headaches and stomach aches). Our guest, Tracy Lowry, R.N. discusses the importance and reasons behind this dimension of trauma as well as some strategies for dealing with it.

What is the Domino Effect of Murder on the Murderer?

What is the psychological and social impact of murder on the person who kills? What is “perpetration-induced traumatic stress?” Listen in as Clark Frederick discusses his murder of Sheriff Dennis Pegg in Stillwater, New Jersey. Learn about the “four Ls” of homicide, brain circuitry responses to killing and a woman’s reaction on a 911 call when she reluctantly shoots an intruder.

The Lethal Side of the Sex Industry: Meet Survivor Sariah Hastings

Women and girls tugged into the sex industry are the most frequently and easily killed people anywhere on the face of the earth. Why do they remain unseen by us even though we pass them daily? What people and companies profit from them? How do they become involved in this netherworld in the first place? What prevents their leaving? Why is grief absent for fellow sex workers who die in “the life”? Meet Sariah Hastings who survived 20 years in the sex industry, being sold dozens of times across 33 states, and had many brushes with death. She managed to rise above her circumstances, is now paying it forward, and offers some tips for health care providers and parents.

Wrongful Murder Convictions: Jeff Deskovic Part One

We’re taught the justice system gets it right and only the guilty are convicted – especially when a confession is given. But a closer inspection reveals the fallacy in this. Meet Jeff Deskovic who served 16 years for a murder he never committed and the tactics behind pinning the crime on him. Also learn about some parallels between convicting the innocent and surviving a homicide.

PTSD from Violent Death Isn't Just for Civilians: Meet Master Sergeant Jayson Miller

Acquiring PTSD from serving in a combat zone surprises no one. Master Sergeant Jayson Miller has seen more than his share of violent death and now carries the disruptive aftershocks within him. Please join us to discover how the domino effect of murder impacts our men and women in uniform, as we delve deeper into PTSD- and the inherent challenge this brings when reentering civilian life.


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