Author Alafair Burke is a former prosecutor and is currently a criminal law professor. She’ll talk to us about her experiences and some of the differences in legal realities and the perceptions we have of the U.S. criminal justice system.
BIO: Alafair Burke is the author of “two power house series” (Sun-Sentinel) that have earned her a reputation for creating strong, believable, and eminently likable female characters, such as NYPD Detective Ellie Hatcher and Portland Deputy District Attorney Samantha Kincaid. Alafair’s novels grow out of her experience as a prosecutor in America’s police precincts and criminal courtrooms, and have been featured by The Today Show, People Magazine, The New York Times, MSNBC, The Washington Post, USA Today, and The Chicago Sun-Times. According to Entertainment Weekly, Alafair “is a terrific web spinner” who “knows when and how to drop clues to keep readers at her mercy.”
A graduate of Stanford Law School and a former Deputy District Attorney in Portland, Oregon, Alafair is now a Professor of Law at Hofstra Law School, where she teaches criminal law and procedure.
Alafair Burke Website: http://alafairburke.com
Alafair Burke Books: http://alafairburke.com/books/
Murderpedia: Sebastian Shaw: http://murderpedia.org/male.S/s/shaw-sebastian.htm
What You May Not Know About the Zimmerman Verdict: The Evolution of a Jury Instruction by Alafair Burke: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alafair-burke/george-zimmerman-jury-instructions_b_3596685.html
Alafair Burke: Jury Instruction & The Zimmerman Verdict: http://www.steinershow.org/podcasts/racism/alafair-burke-jury-instruction-the-zimmerman-verdict/
Writing Crime: Interview with Alafair Burke: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/karin-slaughter/post_3493_b_1606774.html