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We take you behind police lines. Former FBI profiler Jim Clemente & former federal prosecutor Francey Hakes get unparalleled access to law enforcement officers, looking back at their most memorable cases – for better or for worse.

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    • Aug 5, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
    • weekly NEW EPISODES
    • 35m AVG DURATION
    • 301 EPISODES

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    294 | Sports And Crime Collide

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 45:54

    Deshaun Watson was accused of sexual misconduct with dozens of women, but will the NFL take the case seriously?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    293 | Midwest Monster

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 29:44

    Do you have the clue that can help identify a serial rapist?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    292 | More Than Stinky Feet

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 44:27

    Jim and Francey discuss a sexual abuse case involving the entire circle of care surrounding a day care in OregonSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    291 | Uvalde Shooting: A SWAT Perspective Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 36:56

    Retired LAPD SWAT officer Mario Cortez discusses the police response to the Uvalde school shooter with Jim and Francey Part 2See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    290 | Uvalde Shooting: A SWAT Perspective

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2022 33:29

    Retired LAPD SWAT officer Mario Cortez discusses the police response to the Uvalde school shooter with Jim and Francey.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    289 | Fatal Funnels Part 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 27:57

    What happened in Uvalde Texas? Can we prevent these terrible massacres? A brand new all star panel concludes their analysis of this tragedy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    288 | Fatal Funnels Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 36:01

    What happened in Uvalde Texas? Can we prevent these terrible massacres? A brand new all star panel continues their analysis of the tragedy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    287 | Fatal Funnels

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 37:47

    What happened in Uvalde Texas? Can we prevent these terrible massacres? A brand new all star panel analyzes the tragedy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    286 | The Mysterious Death Of Donna Gentile Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 38:33

    How can the murder of a young woman involve no humans? Jim and Francey talk to the young woman's cousin about the shocking death of young woman struggling to find her way in California. Part 2 of this intriguing caseSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    285 | The Mysterious Death Of Donna Gentile

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 27:23

    How can the murder of a young woman involve no humans? Jim and Francey talk to the young woman's cousin about the shocking death of young woman struggling to find her way in California.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    284 | The Doctor And The Drug Addict

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 45:41

    Kevin McNeil is back and talking about a disturbing case of a doctor taking advantage of a vulnerable person.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    283 | A Johnny Gosch Case Review Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 38:41

    Alex Clark, a podcaster and true crime addict, breaks down the case she can't forget. Part 2 of this intriguing caseSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    282 | A Johnny Gosch Case Review

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 40:18

    Alex Clark, a podcaster and true crime addict, breaks down the case she can't forget.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    281 | Chosen Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 28:37

    Jim continues his discussion with author Stephen Mills about his new book, Chosen: A Memoir Of Stolen BoyhoodSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    280 | Chosen

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 42:18

    Jim talks to author Stephen Mills about his new book, Chosen, a memoir recounting childhood abuse and ultimately his path to healingSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    279 | My First Dot On The Murder Board

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 35:23

    Detective Christine Mannina is back and talking about her first murder case. But, why isn't she happy about getting a confession? Listen and find out!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    278 | In The Midst Of A Madman

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 34:27

    Jim talks to Jamie Gehring about her new book, Madman In The Woods, and recounts several harrowing stories of growing up as a neighbor of The Unabomber Ted KaczynkskiSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    277 | Still Ignoring Child Victims

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 35:20

    In the headlines this week, Jim and Francey tackle lenient sentencing allegations against Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    276 | The Slap Heard Round The World

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 35:33

    Comedian Chris Rock was the victim of a battery seen live by millions, but the perpetrator likely won't be charged. Is that because of Hollywood privilege since the perpetrator was Will Smith?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    275 | Jerri Da Fed Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 33:10

    What will savvy FBI Agent Jerri Williams do when her fraud case becomes an organized crime investigation? Listen to the conclusion and find out!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    274 | Jerri Da Fed

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2022 30:10

    What will savvy FBI Agent Jerri Williams do when her fraud case becomes an organized crime investigation? Listen and find out!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    273 | The Darkside Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2022 40:22

    What happens when a great prosecutor becomes a defense and family attorney? The conclusion to this compelling caseSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    272 | The Darkside

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2022 32:47

    What happens when a great prosecutor becomes a defense and family attorney?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    271 | Justice For Ahmaud Arbery

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2022 26:31

    Jim and Francey analyze the recent trials against the three men who killed Ahmaud Arbery.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    270 | War On Cops Means Rising Crime Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 40:14

    More cops were killed in 2021 than in any year since 9/11. What is causing this terrible wave? Our dream team panel discusses it and the rising crime stats all over the US.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    269 | War On Cops Means Rising Crime

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2022 30:28

    More cops were killed in 2021 than in any year since 9/11. What is causing this terrible wave? Our dream team panel discusses it and the rising crime stats all over the US.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    268 | Inside The Corrupt Constabulary Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2022 28:02

    Part 2 of a harrowing first hand account of an honest man trying to make a difference in Jamaica.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    267 | Inside The Corrupt Constabulary

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2022 28:02

    A harrowing first hand account of an honest man trying to make a difference in Jamaica.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    266 | Ghislaine Maxwell Is Going To Jail, Or Is She?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 33:40

    Jim and Francey break down the latest developments in the cases again Ghislaine Maxwell and Prince Andrew.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    265 | Tracking The Chandler Rapist Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 24:16

    Jim and Cmdr Chris Perez discuss the intriguing conclusion of the Chandler Rapist caseSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    264 | Tracking the Chandler Rapist

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 38:50

    Jim discusses a series of assaults in Chandler, Arizona with Chris Perez, the officer on the caseSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    263 | The Maxwell Verdict

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 27:43

    Jim and Guest Nachelle Davis discuss the recent Ghislaine Maxwell verdictSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    262 | Justice For Christmas?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 40:49

    We take you inside the Ghislaine Maxwell trial with insight from Jim and Francey that includes secrets the public doesn't know about American justice.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    261 | Running Into Danger

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 31:18

    A veteran FBI agent executes his last search warrant.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    260 | Kids Caught Up In A Criminal Conspiracy

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 40:51

    A traffic stop leads an FBI agent to dismantle a dangerous operation.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    259 | Self Defense or Murder?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 51:01

    Did Kyle Rittenhouse get away with murder or did the jury do the right thing?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    258 | Who Was Jane Doe Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 39:56

    Detective Chris McMullin is dogged in his determination to find out what happened to the girl known as the Publicker Distillery Jane Doe. Listen to Part 2 of this fascinating caseSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    257 | Who Was Jane Doe?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 37:03

    Detective Chris McMullin is dogged in his determination to find out what happened to the girl known as the Publicker Distillery Jane Doe but can he solve the case?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    256 | Kyle Rittenhouse, Murder or Self-Defense?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 39:41

    A 17 year old goes armed to a riot and kills 2 people. Is he a murderer or could it have been self defense?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    255 | Homicide On Set

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 34:01

    Actor Alec Baldwin shot and killed a cinematographer in front of a dozen witnesses, but was it a crime?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    254 | Losing Ground

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 51:16

    NCMEC fights to make sure the US doesn't lose ground in its ongoing battle against child sex offenders.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    253 | Breathe Life Into Their Stories Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 36:40

    Gabby Petito's death has shined a light on other women victims of violent crime and a Wyoming task force has been working on this issue for years. Part 2 of this important discussionSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    252 | Breathe Life Into Their Stories

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 42:40

    Gabby Petito's death has shined a light on other women victims of violent crime and a Wyoming task force has been working on this issue for years.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    251 | Gabby Petito Case Update

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 20:17

    The coroner has released the cause of death in Gabby's murder and we bring you the details and detailed analysis.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    250 | A Bank Robber's Bunker Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 36:09

    The most prolific bank robber in history is no match for a persistent FBI agent. Part 2 of this fascinating storySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    249 | A Bank Robber's Bunker

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 41:29

    The most prolific bank robber in history is no match for a persistent FBI agent.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    248 | Missing Gabby Petito

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 35:07

    Jim and Francey discuss the Gabby Petito case and the latest developments and delve into why similar cases don't get the same media attentionSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    247 | Dereliction Of Duty

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 32:38

    The FBI has admitted it utterly failed the victims of sexual predator Larry Nassar but will there by any accountability?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    246 | An Electrifying Case Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 29:22

    A routine drug search warrant ends up being the defining event of a St. Louis cop's life. Part 2 of this fascinating storySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    245 | An Electrifying Case

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 27:49

    A routine drug search warrant ends up being the defining event of a St. Louis cop's life.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    244 | Apple Shifts Gears To Hunt For Child Abuse Material

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 41:07

    Apple has finally joined the fight against child exploitation images and material, but is this spying, and can the new tech be used for other nefarious purposes?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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