Beyond Fear: The Sex Crimes Podcast
Beyond Fear: The Sex Crimes Podcast
E15: Welcome to Season 2 (w/ Dr. Meghan Sacks and Dr. Amy Schlosberg)

Welcome to Season 2 of Beyond Fear: The Sex Crimes Podcast. We are so excited to share this new season with you. This time around, we will be diving deeper into critical issues related to sex crimes. Many of the episodes feature people directly impacted by these topics. Guests include experts as well as people that are directly impacted by them.

We are also excited to announce that we have joined the Article III podcasting network. During this episode, we talk to Dr. Meghan Sacks and Dr. Amy Schlosberg – co-founders of Article III and co-hosts of the popular podcasts Direct Appeal and Women and Crime. Meghan and Amy join us to discuss how this partnership came about and we also analyze the case of Ellie Nesler. Meghan and Amy recently did a deep dive into this case on an episode of Women and Crime and we highly recommend that you check it out before listening to this episode.

Here we give you our take as criminologists and break down many of the themes that run throughout Beyond Fear including the ripple effects of sexual harm, the impact on survivors, as well as the criminal legal response to sex crimes and more!

We hope you enjoy it and stick with us as we continue to move Beyond Fear!

Be sure to check out Meghan and Amy’s podcasts Women and Crime and Direct Appeal.

Guest Bios
Meghan Sacks, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor and the criminal justice Graduate Program Director at Fairleigh Dickinson University. She teaches classes on Women and Crime, Serial Killers, and Crime Policy. Her research interests include bail reform, plea bargaining, sentencing policy and corrections. She has published her work in several journal articles and periodicals, co-authored two books and contributed to several more. Meghan received her PhD and master’s from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Prior to her academic career, Meghan served as a United States Probation Officer in the Southern District of New York. She is also the co-creator and co-host of two true crime podcasts: Women & Crime and Direct Appeal.

Amy Shlosberg, Ph.D., is Department Chair and an Associate Professor of Criminology at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Her primary research focuses on miscarriages of justice, the negative implications of incarceration and issues surrounding reentry, with an emphasis on policy and procedural reform. Her works in this area have been accepted for publication in several academic journals, including the Albany Law Review, Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology, Psychology, Crime & Law, Wrongful Conviction Law Review and Criminal Justice Policy Review. She is also the co-creator and co-host of two true crime podcasts: Women & Crime and Direct Appeal.

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Welcome to season 2, stay tuned for updates.

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