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Crime Inc. takes you behind the curtain of the American Criminal Justice System. The show will bring in depth interviews with former prison inmates, prosecutors, professors, defense lawyers, cops, and everyone in-between. If you enjoy long form conversation podcasts you will like Crime Inc. If you like true crime stories you will enjoy this podcast. The show is hosted by Alexander Y. Benikov who is a practicing criminal defense lawyer, author, and law professor. Mr. Benikov has handled thousands of criminal matters ranging from small misdeamenors to major felonies.

Crime Inc. takes you behind the curtain of the American Criminal Justice System. The show will bring in depth interviews with former prison inmates, prosecutors, professors, defense lawyers, cops, and everyone in-between. If you enjoy long form conversation podcasts you will like Crime Inc. If you like true crime stories you will enjoy this podcast. The show is hosted by Alexander Y. Benikov who is a practicing criminal defense lawyer, author, and law professor. Mr. Benikov has handled thousands of criminal matters ranging from small misdeamenors to major felonies.
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Crime Inc. takes you behind the curtain of the American Criminal Justice System. The show will bring in depth interviews with former prison inmates, prosecutors, professors, defense lawyers, cops, and everyone in-between. If you enjoy long form conversation podcasts you will like Crime Inc. If you like true crime stories you will enjoy this podcast. The show is hosted by Alexander Y. Benikov who is a practicing criminal defense lawyer, author, and law professor. Mr. Benikov has handled thousands of criminal matters ranging from small misdeamenors to major felonies.

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Episodes

Micro Podcast; Season 3 Preview

7/23/2018
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On this Micro Podcast I give a preview of the upcoming season 3 of Crime Inc. We have awesome guests coming up that will be speaking on a variety of topics including, drug abuse, gangs, mental health issues, prosecuting sex crimes, marijuana legalization and prison security, among others.

Duration:00:05:47

Marijuana Legalization with NORML Deputy Director Paul Armentano

7/16/2018
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Deputy Director of NORML Paul Armentano is our guest on this episode of Crime Inc. We talk about many issues surrounding marijuana and marijuana legalization. Some of the issues we talk about are benefits of marijuana legalization, arguments against legalization, history of marijuana as a controlled substance, federal, and state roadblocks to legalization, and many other issues.

Duration:00:37:53

Police Internal Affairs with Retired Officer Beau Tribolet

7/9/2018
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Retired Police Officer Beau Tribolet is our guest this week to talk about the world of police internal affairs. We speak about many issues relating to internal affairs such as how cases are investigated, the stress of being investigated, what can cause an investigation, and many other issues. If you have ever been curious about how internal affairs actually works, and how real police deal with the department you will enjoy this episode. As always, Mr. Tribolet, is honest, insightful, and...

Duration:00:33:58

Treating Substance Abuse with Scottsdale Treatment Institute

7/2/2018
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Substance abuse and substance addiction are a major part of crime and the criminal justice system. Many people who are charged with crimes are also dealing with substance abuse. On this episode I talk with the founder, and one of the main substance abuse counselors from Scottsdale Treatment Institute based in Scottsdale, Arizona. We discuss many of the issues surrounding substance abuse such as treatment methods, coping methods, recovery, and any other issues.

Duration:00:48:19

Serving Life in Prison, Part 2

6/25/2018
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We continue our conversation with Mr. Roy about life in prison. If you ever wanted to know what life in a maximum security prison is really like you will enjoy this episode. Mr. Roy is incredibly honest about what life on the inside is really like. Mr. Roy also tells the story of his prison escapes which sounds like something out of a movie but is very much true.

Duration:00:44:37

Serving Life in Prison in, Part One

6/15/2018
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On this episode of Crime Inc. we are joined by Christopher Roy who is currently serving a life sentence in a Mississippi maximum security prison. This is part 1 of the conversation I had with Mr. Roy. Mr. Roy shares information about his childhood, how he got into crime and what led to him serving a life sentence.

Duration:00:46:30

Conversation With a Former Probation and Parole Officer

6/11/2018
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On this episode of Crime Inc. We are joined by a former parol and probation officer to learn about adult probation and parole. Our guest spent seven years working as a probation and parole officer. We discuss many issues such as alcohol and substance abuse, recidivism, prison, treatment programs, and many more topics.

Duration:00:47:10

Race, Class and Criminal Justice Reform with Berkley Professor Jonathan Simon

6/3/2018
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This was one of the first episodes I did when the podcast was brand new. I wanted to re-release the episode because many of the issues we discussed have been all over the news. I also wanted to re-release the episode as many of our new podcast subscribers didn't get to hear the episode in their feed. We talk about a variety of issues surrounding the modern criminal justice system including how it was formed, and how many issues such as class, and race play into it. Professor Simon joined...

Duration:00:57:42

Life in Prison, Part Two

5/29/2018
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In part 2 our guests tells us what prison is actually like. We talk about gangs, prison culture, gang violence, prison sex, and many other topics. Our guest spent six months in prison and much of that time was spent in solitary confinement. Our guests shares what it was like to be in solitary confinement, and how the experience changed him forever. This was one of the most powerful interviews I have done so far. After hearing this episode I suspect some people's view of prison, and how...

Duration:00:43:51

Life Inside Jail and Prison, Part 1

5/21/2018
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Our guest for this episode shares his experience being inside jail and prison. Part 1 focuses on what led him to being locked up in jail and ultimately prison. Our guest shares some of the harsh realities in this episode of being inside jail. Harsh realities that he experienced in jail included not enough food, guard abuse, terrible living conditions, and gangs. Our guest is incredibly honest and will take you behind the curtain of life in jail.

Duration:00:30:32

Stress of the Legal Profession with Former Defense Lawyer Kirk Nurmi

5/14/2018
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We are once again joined by former defense lawyer Kirk Nurmi. Mr. Nurmi spent close to 20 years as a defense lawyer handling major sex crimes and death penalty cases. Mr. Nurmi represented Jodi Arias in her death penalty case. Mr. Nurmi talks about the stress and pressure on lawyers, and defense lawyers in particular. Mr. Nurmi also talks about the work he is now doing to help lawyers deal with stress, substance abuse, and other issues that they may be struggling with. This episode is an...

Duration:00:43:08

Police and Social Issues with Retired Officer Beau Tribolet

5/8/2018
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Retired Officer Tribolet joins us one final time this season to talk about many different issues relating to police. We talk about police shootings, use of non lethal force, police training, police misconduct, assault weapons, media coverage of police, and many other interesting issues. Mr. Tribolet is honest as always about his time on the police force, and the mistakes he had made.

Duration:00:46:44

Veterans Court with Defense Lawyer Laurel Workman

5/3/2018
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In this episode I am joined by Defense Lawyer Laurel Workman to discuss her work in veterans court. We discuss how the court works, the ideas behind the court, and how the court helps veterans. Ms. Workman shares some powerful stories of how the court has been able to help some veterans.

Duration:00:29:46

Examining Two High Profile Police Shooting Cases. Part 1 of 2.

4/29/2018
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In this episode we are again joined by retired Police Officer Beau Tribolet to examine some of the recent high profile police shootings cases. Both cases we talk about were captured on video. We look at the high profile shooting case of Alton Sterling. The video link is: here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3OX5xUJQag&has_verified=1 (video is graphic) There very several videos taken and I encourage listeners to look at all the video to make their own determination. The second high...

Duration:00:45:41

Police Use of Deadly Force With Retired Police Officer Beau Tribolet

4/22/2018
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Retired Police Officer Beau Tribolet is back once again on this episode of Crime Inc. In the first half of the episode we discuss the complicated and sensitive issue of police shootings and use of deadly force. In the second part of the episode Mr. Tribolet tells the story of how he had to use deadly force as a Police Officer when his own life was on the line. The story Mr. Tribolet tells is powerful, emotional, and one that is will resonate with people. Everyone that listens to the...

Duration:00:54:51

Defending a Serial Killer

4/17/2018
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Welcome back to Season 2 of Crime Inc. On this episode our guest is Michigan defense lawyer Lorne Brown and we discuss what it is like to defend a Serial Killer. Mr. Browne defended a person accused of committing two murders, and the police suspected there may have been other victims as well. Mr. Browne talks about what is like defending someone accused of committing two murders, and what the trial was like. We talk about many aspects of the case including the emotional toll a defense...

Duration:00:42:04

Life As a Police Officer with Retired Officer Beau Tribolet

11/15/2017
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On this episode I am joined by retired Police Officer Beau Tribolet who worked as a police officer for 18 years before retiring. After the police academy Mr. Tribolet started out in patrol and went on various jobs inside the police department including SWAT, and being a supervisor. We discuss many issues surrounding police including proper training, substance abuse, community relations, use of body cameras, and what makes good, and bad police. Mr. Tribolet is incredibly honest about the...

Duration:01:06:04

American Prisons with Professor Simon from Berkeley Law School

11/2/2017
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On this episode I speak with Professor Jonathan Simon from Berkeley law school. Professor Simon gives excellent insight into how culture, politics, race and other factors intersect with American prisons. We discuss a lot of interesting issues surrounding prisons today and talk about the history of prisons in America.

Duration:00:57:12

The Role of the Public Defender

10/18/2017
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On this episode I speak with Michigan Public Defender Lorne Brown. Mr. Brown was my supervisor when I was an intern with the office back in 2008. Mr. Brown has spent his entire career with the office where he has handled every type of criminal matter ranging from misdeamanor to murder. In this episode we talk about the role of the public defender, what makes a good public defender, and common misconceptions. We also talk about how race, class, and socio-economic factors all play into the...

Duration:00:52:21

Defending Death Penalty Cases with Former Defense Lawyer Kirk Nurmi

10/7/2017
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On this episode I speak with former defense lawyer L. Kirk Nurmi about the challenges of defending capital cases. Mr. Nurmi gained national prominence when he was lead counsel on the Jodi Arias murder case. Mr. Nurmi's is the author of the book Trapped with Ms. Arias.

Duration:00:49:30