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Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 57

Part 57, Judge Mader outlines how empathy can be a useful tool in the courtroom. She also reflects on the often thankless role of the criminal defense attorney.

Episode Seven of Durst Trial Podcast: Susan’s Diarrhea Tell and Bob’s Scream Therapy with John and Yoko

This episode looks at testimony from several witnesses regarding Susan Berman's actions on behalf of Robert Durst following his wife Kathie's disappearance.

Interview: Jarrett Adams Presents an Update on the Case of Richardson and Claiborne (with Amanda Knox)

More than twenty years ago, Terrence Richardson and Ferrone Claiborne pled guilty to a crime they didn’t commit. Jarrett Adams says he's got proof that should set them free.

Bonus Episode of Durst Trial Podcast: Prosecutor Empties Bob’s Catheter Bag (or How Sick is Durst?)

In yet another surreal moment in a case replete with crazy twists, Deputy District Attorney John Lewin told the court on Thursday that he accompanied the defendant Robert Durst to the bathroom to assist him by emptying his catheter bag.

Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 56

In Part 56, Judge Mader offers a story about judges undergoing sensitivity training and reflects on policing tactics that may challenge the pursuit of justice.

Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 55

In Part 55, Judge Mader explains the complexities of electoral politics within the judiciary and the implications for defendants, attorneys, and judges.

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Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 2

Katherine Mader spent two decades as a judge in Los Angeles Criminal Court, before retiring early in 2020. Before that she was the LAPD's first Inspector General, prosecuted two murder-for-hire trials and served as a defense attorney who convinced a jury to spare the life of the Hillside Strangler. In August of this year, Judge Mader published Inside the Robe: A Judge's Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America, which best selling author Michael Connelly called: "a perfect book: engrossing and telling at the same time." The Judge has granted Crime Story permission...

Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 1

Katherine Mader spent two decades as a judge in Los Angeles Criminal Court, before retiring early in 2020. Before that she was the LAPD's first Inspector General, prosecuted two murder-for-hire trials and served as a defense attorney who convinced a jury to spare the life of the Hillside Strangler. In August of this year, Judge Mader published Inside the Robe: A Judge's Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America, which best selling author Michael Connelly called: "a perfect book: engrossing and telling at the same time." The Judge has granted Crime Story permission...

Recently-Retired Los Angeles Crime Judge Endorses George Gascón for District Attorney

On February 19, 2020, Katherine Mader retired after serving for nearly two decades as a Los Angeles Superior Court judge. Before she joined the bench in 2001, she also practiced criminal defense from 1973-1985, was a Los Angeles County deputy district attorney from 1985-1996 and 1999-2001, and was the first LAPD inspector general from 1996-1999. Why I Support George Gascón for District Attorney By Katherine Mader, Los Angeles Criminal Court judge, retired February, 2020 Having spent the last forty-five years participating in the Los...

Inside the Robe: The Crime Story Collection

Episode 246: Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 1 In Part 1 of Inside the Robe, Judge Mader explains her intentions in writing the book and presents an illuminative anecdote about one of her first experiences as a criminal trial attorney. Episode 247: Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 2 In Part 2 of Inside the Robe, Judge Mader offers some the context of her personal family history that informs her sense...

Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America — All Crime Story Installments

Episode 246: Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 1 In Part 1 of Inside the Robe, Judge Mader explains her intentions in writing the book and presents an illuminative anecdote about one of her first experiences as a criminal trial attorney. Episode 247: Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 2 In Part 2 of Inside the Robe, Judge Mader offers some the context of her personal family history that informs her sense...