March 29, 2014: Sex, Lies, and Crime: An Interview With Sex Crimes Expert and Best-Selling Author Linda Fairstein

Photo credit: Peter Simon

Photo credit: Peter Simon

Linda Fairstein is a legal expert on crimes of sexual assault and domestic violence. She led the Sex Crimes Unit of the District Attorney’s Office in Manhattan for twenty-five years. A Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, she is a graduate of Vassar College and the University of Virginia School of Law. Her first novel, Final Jeopardy, introduced the critically acclaimed character of Alexandra Cooper and was made into an ABC Movie of the Week starring Dana Delaney.  The latest in the series is Death Angel, with Terminal City due out on June 17, 2014. Her nonfiction book, Sexual Violence, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.  She continues to work on behalf of those who are sexually assaulted and to aid abused children.



Linda Fairstein’s Website

Linda Fairstein Facebook Page

Linda on Twitter: @lindafairstein


Linda Fairstein’s Novels

Alex Cooper Series on Goodreads


Articles by Linda on many of the subjects we discussed are available here for 99¢.

USA Today Interview (2013)

Sex-assault Case Puts Focus on Police Unit, Not Quite as Seen on TV

Inside the NYPD’s Special Victims Division

New York’s DA’s Office Trial Division

Crime Library: A Killing in Central Park: The Preppy Murder Case:

Jennifer Levin’s Mother Remembers “Preppy Murder” Case

Murderpedia: Robert Chambers

Joyful Heart Foundation

RAINN: Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network

Cleveland Plain Dealer Series on Ohio’s sexual assault kit backlog investigations

Houston Chronicle article re Houston elimination sexual assault kit backlog

The Guardian’s story on Detroit Prosecutor Kym Worthy’s fight to investigate 11,000 abandoned sexual assault kits

Forensic Magazine: “Rape Kit Backlogs: Coming or Going?”

Contra Costa Times: “California bill calls for evidence in unsolved, neglected rape cases to get attention”

Inside the Lives of American Sex Slaves: National Geographic

Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking

Children of the Night

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