The Founder

Reply All | 14 February 2019 | 0h 52m | Listen Later | iTunes
Tells the story of Paul Le Roux, who parlayed encryption expertise into a huge criminal enterprise built on retailing painkillers. Based on the book The Mastermind: Drugs. Empire. Murder. Betrayal.

Unbelievable: The Forgotten Rape Data

More or Less: Behind the Stats | 1 November 2019 | 0h 9m | Listen Later | iTunes
Hundreds of thousands of US rape forensic samples have been taken but not tested, generally where the alleged offender is known. Jurisdictions now testing these samples are identifying a serial rapist in 20–25% of samples. Offenders typically rape 7–11 times before being caught. Two-thirds of US states now mandate testing of rape forensic samples.

Jennifer Doleac on Criminal Justice

The Neoliberal Podcast | 17 September 2019 | 1h 02m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with economist Jennifer Doleac discussing the field of criminal justice research. Covers the state of criminal justice technology, which criminal justice reforms work and which have backfired.

Jennifer Doleac on Crime

EconTalk | 21 January 2019 | 1h 22m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Jennifer Doleac about research on crime, police, and the unexpected consequences of the criminal justice system. Topics discussed include legislation banning asking job applicants if they’ve been in prison, body cameras for police, the use of DNA databases, the use of Naloxone to prevent death from opioid overdose, and the challenges of being an economist who thinks about crime using the economist’s toolkit.

The Long-Term Effects of Lead Poisoning on Crime

Rationally Speaking | 7 January 2019 | 1h 00m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Rick Nevin, author of Lucifer Curves: The Legacy of Lead Poisoning. Makes the case that infant lead poisoning explains patterns in the subsequent incidence of crime.