The Lost Boys of Sunderland: The forgotten victims of an unseen serial killer

In this episode, Elizabeth joins Professor David Wilson (@ProfDavidWilson) and Dr Adam Lynes (@Lynesey89) of Birmingham City University to talk about the murders of Simon Martin, Thomas Kelly, David Hanson and David Grieff. These four boys were killed by one man in the North East of England between 1990 and 1994. Serial murder is rare in England and Wales and when these crimes do occur, they tend to receive a lot of media attention. So why is this case one that people don’t seem to know about?

Online articles about the case:

https://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/crime/family-slam-despicable-serial-killer-1-6185257

http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/crime/10760950.Sunderland_serial_killer_Steven_Grieveson_given_life_with_minimum_of_35_years_for_killing_boy__14/

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/oct/14/steven-grieveson-admits-killing-boy

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2011/oct/28/my-child-the-murderer

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“The Walking Dead” and late capitalism: A criminological take on the zombie apocalypse with Dr Tom Raymen

In this episode, Elizabeth joins Dr Tom Raymen of Plymouth University to discuss the drama series The Walking Dead. For more information about The Walking Dead, visit the show’s page. Tom’s paper about the series Living in the end times through popular culture: An ultra-realist analysis of The Walking Dead as popular criminology is published in the journal Crime Media Culture. Evan Osnos’s article for the New Yorker, Doomsday Prep for the Super Rich, can be accessed here.  To find out more about Tom’s work, please check out his Plymouth University staff page.  You can follow Tom on Twitter @TWRaymen.

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

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