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Are Criminals Sick? (click on title to listen to program, please)

Date:1965-09-13
Length: 53:33 minutes
Russ Gibb, (Host) ; Emily Kingsberry, (Guest)
Guest Emily Kingsberry was a professional writer who prepared a book on behalf of a Rabbi. Her contention is that much criminality is a sickness. Night Call was the first national radio call-in program. It appeared on the Mutual Broadcasting Network and was produced by the Methodist Church in conjunction with the National Council of Churches.
Topics: Criminal justice; Radio program
ID: DA-1035

What Crime Means to Me - Part 1 (click on title to listen to program, please)

Date:1965-09-14
Length: 32:26 minutes
Russ Gibb, (Host) ; John Swann, (Guest)
This is part of a week-long series done on Night Call. The guest, John Swann, was a prisoner at the California State Institute for Men. Night Call was the first national radio call-in program. It appeared on the Mutual Broadcasting Network and was produced by the Methodist Church in conjunction with the National Council of Churches.
Topics: Criminal justice; Radio program
ID: DA-1025

How a Policeman Faces Crime (click on title to listen to program, please)

Date:1965-09-15
Length: 53:53 minutes
Russ Gibb, (Host) ; Mike Hannon, (Guest)
Guest Mike Hannon was a former Los Angeles police officer. He was suspended for an alleged conflict between his police duties and his civil rights activities. Night Call was the first national radio call-in program. It appeared on the Mutual Broadcasting Network and was produced by the Methodist Church in conjunction with the National Council of Churches.
Topics: Criminal justice; Radio program
ID: DA-1028

Have Our Supreme Court Decisions Handcuffed Our Police? (click on title to listen to program, please)

Date:1965-09-17
Length: 53:34 minutes
Russ Gibb, (Host) ; Ed Gray, (Guest)
Night Call was the first national radio call-in program. It appeared on the Mutual Broadcasting Network and was produced by the Methodist Church in conjunction with the National Council of Churches. Online version is 53:26 (a gap has been removed).
Topics: Criminal justice; Radio program
ID: DA-1039

Reforming the American Bail System (click on title to listen to program, please)

Date:1965-10-27
Length: 58:42 minutes
Russ Gibb, (Host) ; Attorney Ronald Goldfarb, (Guest)
Attorney Ronald Goldfarb graduated from Yale Law School, then served three years in the U.S. Air Force. He then became a special prosecutor for the organized crime and racketeering section of the department of justice. He was also on the president's task force for the war against poverty. In 1964, his book, "Ransom: A Critique of the American Bail System" was published by Harper and Roe.
Topics: Criminal justice; Radio program
ID: DA-1160

Can I Get a Fair Shake from the Police? (click on title to listen to program, please)

Date:1965-11-15
Length: 58:14
Russ Gibb, (Host) ; William H. Mackintosh, (Guest)
Dr. William H. Mackintosh, chaplain of the Denver police department. His father was prison chaplain at San Quentin.
Topics: Criminal justice; Radio program
ID: DA-1132

America's Concentration Camps: Reality or Rumor? (click on title to listen to program, please)

Date:1968-06-14
Length: 58:46 minutes:seconds
Del Shields, (Host) ; William Hedgepeth, (Guest)
William Hedgepeth was Senior Editor of Look Magazine. His magazine had just published an article alleging the existence of many available, but unused, concentration camps across the U.S. Hedgepeth said, they were established in 1952 in Pennsylvania, California, Oklahoma, Florida, and Arizona - and that they were available to be used in event of an insurrection. He says the camps are allowed under the Internal Security Act of 1950. There was concern among Black populations because some people were calling for using the camps to house Black militants. Callers have differing views of their existence and whether they should be used.
Topics: Criminal justice; Prisons; Radio program
ID: NC0026

The Problems of Rehabilitation (click on title to listen to program, please)

Date:1968-09-04
Length: 59:03 minutes:seconds
Del Shields, (Host) ; Kenny Jackson, (Guest)
Kenny Jackson was a spokesman for The Fortune Society, a New York City-based nonprofit organization providing support to the formerly incarcerated. Jackson had served 4-1/2 years in New York prisons. He was advocating for real rehabilitation services in New York prisons. The Fortune Society is still active. Some of the services it offers include help with finding housing and jobs, adjusting to civilian life and educational opportunities. It was founded by David Rothenberg in 1967 as a result of his experience at Rikers Prison while researching for the play "Fortune and Men's Eyes."
Topics: Criminal justice; Prison reform; Radio programs; Rehabilitation
ID: NC0072

Why Criminals Behave the Way They Do (click on title to listen to program, please)

Date:1968-11-19
Length: 59:11 minutes:seconds
Del Shields, (Host) ; James Brussel , (Guest)
Dr. James A. Brussel (1905-1982) was a psychiatrist, criminologist, and assistant commissioner in the State Department of Mental Hygiene for New York City. He was involved in the cases of George Metesky, the ''Mad Bomber,'' and Albert H. DeSalvo, the ''Boston Strangler.'' He interviewed the suspects and testified at their trials. In these cases, he engaged in offender or criminal profiling. Offender profiling dates back to 1888 and the spree of Jack the Ripper, and efforts continue to improve the practice. One caller talks about his conviction and time in prison for crimes he did not commit. A woman wants to know what to do with misbehaving children. A man wants to know whether criminality is the result of nature or nurture; Brussel had no definitive answer. Brussel has sometimes been called "the Sherlock Holmes of the couch." He also wrote eight books, including "Casebook of a Crime Psychiatrist." Brussel graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and its medical school, maintained a private practice in Manhattan for nearly 50 years, and served in the Army Medical Corps in World War II and the Korean War.
Topics: Crime; Criminal justice; Psychology; Radio programs
ID: NC0126