3-29-14: Sex, Lies, and Crime: An Interview With Sex Crimes Expert and Best-Selling Author Linda Fairstein
BIO: Linda Fairstein is an honors graduate of Vassar College and the University of Virginia School of Law, a former prosecutor, and one of America’s foremost legal experts on crimes of violence against women and children. For three decades, she served in the office of the New York County District Attorney, where she was Chief of the Sex Crimes Prosecution Unit for twenty-five years. She was the lead attorney in the famous the Robert Chambers "Preppy Murder" case.
She is an internationally bestselling author of a series of crime novels, which feature Manhattan prosecutor Alexandra Cooper. Linda is also the author of a non-fiction work. Sexual Violence: Our War Against Rape, which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. She is a sought-after media consultant on the issue of the criminal justice system and crimes of violence against women for major networks such as CNN, MSNBC, and cable affiliates. She continues to practice law as a pro bono representative of victims of violence. She and her husband Justin Feldman live in Manhattan and on Martha’s Vineyard.
Linda Fairstein Website: http://www.lindafairstein.com
Linda Fairstein Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/LindaFairstein
Linda on Twitter: @lindafairstein
Alex Cooper Series on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/series/43692-alexandra-cooper
USA Today Interview (2013): http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/books/2013/08/16/linda-fairstein-central-park-sex-crimes/2656599/
Sex-assault Case Puts Focus on Police Unit, Not Quite as Seen on TV: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/19/nyregion/strauss-kahn-case-puts-focus-on-real-special-victims-squad.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
Inside the NYPD’s Special Victims Division: http://www.newsweek.com/inside-nypds-special-victims-division-67761
New York’s DA’s Office Trial Division: http://manhattanda.org/trial-division
Crime Library: A Killing in Central Park: The Preppy Murder Case: http://www.crimelibrary.com/notorious_murders/not_guilty/park/4.html
Jennifer Levin’s Mother Remembers “Preppy Murder” Case: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2011/09/02/jennifer-levins-mother-remembers-preppy-murder-case/
Murderpedia: Robert Chambers: http://murderpedia.org/male.C/c/chambers-robert.htm
Children Of The Night: http://childrenofthenight.org
Sex Slaves: The Psychology of Mastery: http://www.crimelibrary.com/criminal_mind/sexual_assault/sex_slaves/1_index.html