Episode 1 – Milk Carton Kids, Dr James Treadwell, Interview with a Murderer Documentary

This month’s Crime Case Study explores the 1996 disappearance of David Spencer and Patrick Warren. In Researcher Profile, Dr James Treadwell of Birmingham City University talks about his work as a criminologist. The topic of Crime Seen on Screen is the Channel Four documentary “Interview with a Murderer” – Professor David Wilson shares his thoughts as the programme’s presenter.

Links to further information about the topics covered this month…

The Mystery of the Milk Carton Kids (Lauren Potts) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-37999316

Brother of missing Chelmsley Wood schoolboy David Spencer speaks out 20 years on (Lauren Clarke) https://solihullobserver.co.uk/news/brother-of-missing-chelmsley-wood-schoolboy-david-spencer-speaks-out-20-years-on/

Brothers plea on 20th anniversary of missing Chelmsley Wood boys David Spencer and Patrick Warren (West Midlands Police) https://www.west-midlands.police.uk/latest news/news.aspx?id=5254

If you have information about the disappearance of Patrick and David, please contact West Midlands Police – https://www.west-midlands.police.uk/contact-us/index.aspx

More information about Dr James Treadwell’s book “The Rise of the Right”, co-authored with Professor Steve Hall and Professor Simon Winlow – https://policypress.co.uk/the-rise-of-the-right

“Interview with a Murderer”, further information about the documentary available at: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/interview-with-a-murderer/on-demand/62882-001

Music for Crime Bites is by Lee Rosevere at Happy Puppy Records http://www.happypuppyrecords.ca/

14 thoughts on “Episode 1 – Milk Carton Kids, Dr James Treadwell, Interview with a Murderer Documentary”

  1. I find your podcast very interesting!
    criminal ethnography is fascinating… I’d love to watch prof Wilson documentary, but unfortunately it seems that the service is not availvble as I’m connecting from Italy… any other way to access it?

  2. This is an excellent first episode with a multitude of different topics. Brilliant and I will do what I can to share and discuss all of the topics in this podcast.

    1. Thanks for listening Cyril, we’re really pleased you’re enjoying the podcast! Much more to come, Episode 2 will be available on 21st March and I’ll be tweeting about what’s coming up in it over the next couple of weeks.

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  4. I really enjoyed this episode! I wondered if it would be possible to use your example of the ‘Milk Carton Kids’ in my criminology tutorials (we are considering representations of victims in the media)? Many thanks

    1. Hi Una,

      Thanks for your comment – I’m really pleased you’re enjoying the podcast. Yes of course feel free to use any of the content in your tutorials, I think the case of David Spencer and Patrick Warren is so powerful in highlighting how different victims are portrayed in the media.

      Kind regards

      Liz

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