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Looking Deeply At Crime, Punishment And Redemption48:04
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Rachael Rollins, speaking Tuesday, June 2, at the gates of the Massachusetts State House. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Rachael Rollins, speaking Tuesday, June 2, at the gates of the Massachusetts State House. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Here is the Radio Boston rundown for March 29. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

  • A first-of-its-kind study of Suffolk County criminal cases found that declining to prosecute some low-level offenses can actually lead to less crime. We discuss the results with Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins, who made this a central issue while running for the office in 2018. We also break down the study's findings with WBUR's Ally Jarmanning, and hear legal analysis from Nancy Gertner, retired federal judge, senior lecturer at Harvard Law School, and WBUR Legal Analyst.
  • Historian Tobey Pearl tells a deeply personal history of a 1638 murder trial in Providence. Her new book is: "Terror To The Wicked: America's First Trial By Jury That Ended A War And Helped To Form A Nation."

This program aired on March 29, 2021.

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