The Crime Couch with Rochelle Jackson
”Doing it the write way”

”Doing it the write way”

September 23, 2021

Vikki Petraitis is a true crime author with seventeen titles under her belt. She often writes the stories of people who haven't a voice; including former Victoria Police detective Paul Dale, murdered Phillip Island woman Beth Barnard and child abuse survivor Rod Braybon.  

She's also a podcaster and a teacher and talks on The Crime Couch to Rochelle about the challenges writing these yarns.  

Contains Snappy @2021 performed Jonathan Boyle with music written by Jonathan Boyle, courtesy of Premium Beat.

Post production by Pete Dillon @wwwfearlesscollective.com.au and acknowledgement to Stephen Peters for his assistance and support. 

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”An Officer and a gentleman” - part 2

”An Officer and a gentleman” - part 2

September 16, 2021

Former Chief Superintendent Bill Jackson (registered number 12372) talks to his daughter on The Crime Couch. The top cop reflects on his 40 years in the job and dealing with retirement. 

Bill was awarded a prestigious APM and worked in the Mobile Traffic Section, the Second Hand Dealers and Drug Squads; but the highlight of his career was nabbing an employee who was stealing rare and precious coins from the National Gallery of Victoria.  

Contains Snappy @2021 performed Jonathan Boyle with music written by Jonathan Boyle, courtesy of Premium Beat.

Post production by Pete Dillon @wwwfearlesscollective.com.au and acknowledgement to Stephen Peters for his assistance and support. 

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”What really happened to Elly Warren?”

”What really happened to Elly Warren?”

September 9, 2021

Twenty year old Elly Warren was an aspiring marine biologist, volunteering on a marine conservation project in Tofo, Mozambique during November 2016. She, like so many young adventurers had been drawn to the coastal town known for its coral reefs, mantra rays and humpback whales.

But after her lifeless body was found face down in the sand behind a toilet block in the area, her father Paul has been relentless in his pursuit for justice for his daughter; who he believes was murdered. His five year investigation has led to a Victorian Coronial inquest scheduled for later this year. 

Contains Snappy @2021 performed by Jonathan Boyle with music written by Jonathan Boyle, courtesy of Premium Beat.

Post-production by Pete Dillon @www.fearlesscollective.com.au and acknowledgement to Stephen Peters for his assistance and support.

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”An arresting woman”

”An arresting woman”

September 2, 2021

Former Detective Senior Constable Kaye Murphy is a trail-blazer. She paved the way for women in the job as the first single Mum and the youngest female CIB detective in Victoria Police.  

She also worked in the toughest Crime Squads; the Breakers, Armed Robbery and Consorting Squads and the Homicide Squad.

Contains Snappy @2021 performed by Jonathan Boyle with music written by Jonathan Boyle, courtesy of Premium Beat.

Post-production by Pete Dillon @www.fearlesscollective.com.au and acknowledgement to Stephen Peters for his assistance and support.

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“Fighting the good fight”

“Fighting the good fight”

August 26, 2021

Preventing crime against women and children is something former Detective Inspector Glenn Davies is passionate about. After 30 years in the job at the Armed Robbery Squad, the Embona Taskforce and heading up the Sex Crimes Squad; Glenn worked extensively in government, on boards and parliamentary inquiries giving policy advice and supporting victims of clergy sexual abuse. He's also worked across the Asia Pacific educating police from PNG, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.

Contains Snappy @2021 performed by Jonathan Boyle with music written by Jonathan Boyle, courtesy of Premium Beat.

Post production by Pete Dillon @wwwfearlesscollective.com.au and acknowledgement to Stephen Peters for his assistance and support. 

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“Sisters are doin’ it for themselves”

“Sisters are doin’ it for themselves”

August 19, 2021

Giovanna Campana led the way for women in Victoria Police. She was the first female to be stationed in General Duties at Ballarat. Giovanna was also the first female Sergeant Police Negotiator and in the highly regarded Protective Security Group. She also notched up another career achievement as the first female Sergeant posted to East Timor. 

Contains Snappy @2021 performed by Jonathan Boyle with music written by Jonathan Boyle, courtesy of Premium Beat.

Post production by Pete Dillon @wwwfearlesscollective.com.au and acknowledgement to Stephen Peters for his assistance and support. 

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“How the Robbers caught Australia’s Most Wanted”

“How the Robbers caught Australia’s Most Wanted”

August 12, 2021

The Armed Robbery Squad in the 1980's had quite a reputation. The Robbers had to be tough they weren't dealing with shop theft, they were hunting violent crims, bank robbers and armed offenders. Former Detective Inspector Ken Ashworth was one of the senior officers heading up a crew. Ken's credited with some impressive nabs, including the arrest of several of Australia's most wanted bank robber Russell "Mad Dog" Cox and his mate, notorious gunman Raymond John Denning.

Contains Snappy @2021 performed Jonathan Boyle with music written by Jonathan Boyle, courtesy of Premium Beat.

Post production by Pete Dillon @wwwfearlesscollective.com.au and acknowledgement to Stephen Peters for his assistance and support. 

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“Squizzy Taylor - the little crook with a big attitude”

“Squizzy Taylor - the little crook with a big attitude”

August 5, 2021

Squizzy Taylor was one of Australia's most notorious gangsters in the 1920's. He was an armed robber, bootlegger and pimp. Squizzy also dabbled in race fixing, protection rackets and jury-fixing.

True crime author Roy Maloy has just published "Squizzy - the Biography". It took seven years of research and includes insights from Squizzy's own 97-year-old daughter.

Contains Snappy @2021 performed Jonathan Boyle with music written by Jonathan Boyle, courtesy of Premium Beat.

Post production by Pete Dillon @wwwfearlesscollective.com.au and acknowledgement to Stephen Peters for his assistance and support. 

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“Facing your demons”

“Facing your demons”

July 29, 2021

Around 12% of Australians will experience post traumatic stress disorder - or PTSD in their lifetime. Emergency service workers are more prone to suffer from PTSD, especially police officers. They're dealing with horrific scenes, violent crimes and offenders and the worst possible accidents.... well, imagine what police officers in crime squads are exposed to.

Former Detective Inspector Ken Ashworth knows. He's had a highly successful and prestigious career. Ken worked in the Armed Robbery and Homicide Squads and was involved in 7 police shootings. He was in the Purana Taskforce and investigated organised crime on the waterfront and in South America. Ken's also spent many years wrestling with PTSD and courageously talks about it with me on The Crime Couch. 

Contains Snappy @2021 performed Jonathan Boyle with music written by Jonathan Boyle, courtesy of Premium Beat.

Post production by Pete Dillon @wwwfearlesscollective.com.au and acknowledgement to Stephen Peters for his assistance and support. 

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“The Detective with the photographic memory”

“The Detective with the photographic memory”

July 22, 2021

Detective Senior Constable Reginald Ernest Henderson was an extraordinary police officer. In a career spanning 38 years, Reg apprehended more than 3,000 offenders, identifying many only by photographs he kept in a little notebook.  He was also known as "the Falcon of The Force" and "Eagle Eye Henderson". 

Reg was more of a diplomat than a detective; well-groomed, quiet, didn't drink or smoke and acted as close personal security for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 11, the Queen Mother, Prince Phillip, Princess Alexandra and the USA President Lyndon B. Johnson. 

Former Victoria Police Sergeant Newton C Reynolds worked with Reg Henderson as a cadet. After leaving the job, Newton decided to write a book;"Henderson is the name" as a tribute to a man he deeply admires.

Contains Snappy @2021 performed Jonathan Boyle with music written by Jonathan Boyle, courtesy of Premium Beat.

Post production by Pete Dillon @wwwfearlesscollective.com.au and acknowledgement to Stephen Peters for his assistance and support. 

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