Archives: Crime

The New Move to Amend Mandatory Minimum Sentences

With prisons facing overcrowding and large racial disparities among inmates, a new move is afoot to amend mandatory minimum sentences. This hour, we’ll examine the history and effectiveness of mandatory minimum sentencing and look at who is behind the movement to amend this system and where it might be headed.

Strategies for Fighting Prostitution

The FBI recently recovered over 105 children around the US who had been forced into prostitution. Likewise looking to crack down on prostitution, the Columbus police announced a new focus: the customers. This hour we’ll learn how targeting “johns” can help clean up the city, and how a specialized court transforms former offenders.

Criminal Justice System Reform, with Jim & Nancy Petro

One of Ohio’s former Attorney Generals says that the criminal justice system is in need of reform. What should be done? Listen in.

Mental Illness and the Criminal Justice System in Ohio

Mental illness and the criminal justice system in Ohio.

Revisions to Sex Offender Registry Laws

How the sex offender registry program currently operates and how effective it is in protecting the public

‘Gold Medal Killer’

Podcast: Download (Duration: 54:59 — 37.8MB) Diana Britt Franklin discusses her book, Gold Medal Killer: The Shocking True Story of the Ohio State Professor — an Olympic Champion — and His Coed Lover, about the trial and execution of The Ohio State University professor and winner of two Olympic Gold medals found guilty of murdering his [...]

Illegal Weapons and Terrorism

Illegal guns, and proposals to make it more difficult for terrorists and criminals to obtain weapons and explosives

Heroin in Central Ohio

The increase of heroin use in Central Ohio, the spread of hard drugs to the suburbs, and concerns about budget cuts making treatment less available