Linda Fairstein is the bestselling author of the Alexandra Cooper crime novels, which have been translated into more than a dozen languages. A former prosecutor and a pioneer in the field of crimes against women and children, she ran the Sex Crimes Unit at the Manhattan District Attorney's office for over 25 years. Her office supervised the prosecution in the much publicized Central Park Jogger case.
Tune in to hear Linda talk about the similarities and differences between her and her fictional heroine, what it was like being one of the first female prosecutors in a male dominated department, the dangers she faced as an Assistant District Attorney and how advances in forensic technology changed the nature of her work. Plus- how she responded to my question about the Central Park Jogger case, and more...
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BREAKING NEWS: As of Friday, September 5th, 2014 a federal judge approved New York City's $41 million settlement with the Central Park Five. Click HERE to read more.
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