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Real Crime Australian Detectives

Real Crime investigative journalist Adam Shand speaks to Australian detectives about the iconic cases they have worked on, giving a step-by-step insider’s account of how the crimes were solved and the impact that these investigations had on

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Season 1


David Plumpton - Solving a double murder

Working a grisly double murder, Tasmanian detective David Plumpton had a story that pointed to one man but he needed evidence to convict his suspect. Real Crime investigative journalist Adam Shand talks with David about forming a rapport with a bikie known to hate the police to get crucial evidence. The retired detective also discusses about the one who got away, the alleged murderer of Hobart woman Lucille Butterworth.   For more episodes download the LiSTNR app now and listen for free

David Plumpton - Solving a double murder

Working a grisly double murder, Tasmanian detective David Plumpton had a story that pointed to one man but he needed evidence to convict his suspect. Real Crime investigative journalist Adam Shand talks with David about forming a rapport with a bikie known to hate the police to get crucial evidence. The retired detective also discusses about the one who got away, the alleged murderer of Hobart woman Lucille Butterworth.   For more episodes download the LiSTNR app now and listen for free

42:36

EP11 - S1

15 May 22

Carl Donadio - Surviving the Russell St bombing

March 1986, a car bomb goes off outside the Russell Street Police Headquarters. The two officers involved were Angela Taylor and Carl Donadio. Sadly, Angela passed from her injuries that day, becoming the first Australian policewoman killed in action, but Carl survived and served another 15 years on the force. He speaks with Real Crime investigator Adam Shand about the undercover work he has done and what goes into preparing for those roles, and the moments from the day of the bombing cemented in his mind. Trigger warning: Details of graphic injuries and death. For more episodes download the LiSTNR app now and listen for free

Carl Donadio - Surviving the Russell St bombing

March 1986, a car bomb goes off outside the Russell Street Police Headquarters. The two officers involved were Angela Taylor and Carl Donadio. Sadly, Angela passed from her injuries that day, becoming the first Australian policewoman killed in action, but Carl survived and served another 15 years on the force. He speaks with Real Crime investigator Adam Shand about the undercover work he has done and what goes into preparing for those roles, and the moments from the day of the bombing cemented in his mind. Trigger warning: Details of graphic injuries and death. For more episodes download the LiSTNR app now and listen for free

42:11

EP10 - S1

11 Apr 22

Mark Winterflood - Bega school girl murders

In 1997, two young girls from Bega were kidnapped, raped and murdered. Mark Winterflood details the process of receiving the first notifications of the missing girls. He chats with Real Crime investigative journalist Adam Shand on the hard reality of not pursuing clues and following them to the end, how important it was to maintain a good relationship with the perpetrator and having to deliver the hard news to the parents. Trigger warning - this case details the heinous crime of the Bega school girls, and involves abduction, violence, rape and murder. For more episodes download the LiSTNR App now and listen for free.

Mark Winterflood - Bega school girl murders

In 1997, two young girls from Bega were kidnapped, raped and murdered. Mark Winterflood details the process of receiving the first notifications of the missing girls. He chats with Real Crime investigative journalist Adam Shand on the hard reality of not pursuing clues and following them to the end, how important it was to maintain a good relationship with the perpetrator and having to deliver the hard news to the parents. Trigger warning - this case details the heinous crime of the Bega school girls, and involves abduction, violence, rape and murder. For more episodes download the LiSTNR App now and listen for free.

49:10

EP09 - S1

20 Mar 22

Chris O'Connor - A career defending children

Chris O'Connor served on the Spectrum task force that pursued a serial child abductor in Victoria, known as Mr. Cruel. He ran Victoria Police's child exploitation unit for a decade and over his career he has had the opportunity to look into the deepest recesses of the human psyche working within sex crimes in Victoria. He speaks with Real Crime Investigator Adam Shand about the kind of toll this work can take on yourself.

Chris O'Connor - A career defending children

Chris O'Connor served on the Spectrum task force that pursued a serial child abductor in Victoria, known as Mr. Cruel. He ran Victoria Police's child exploitation unit for a decade and over his career he has had the opportunity to look into the deepest recesses of the human psyche working within sex crimes in Victoria. He speaks with Real Crime Investigator Adam Shand about the kind of toll this work can take on yourself.

42:15

EP08 - S1

6 Mar 22

Joy Murphy - Protecting victims of family violence

Longest serving female police officer, Detective Senior Sergeant Joy Murphy joins Real Crime investigative journalist Adam Shand to discuss the resilience needed as a female officer dealing with horrendous sexual offenders, the issues with dating moving to online apps and how she likes to communicate with criminals.

Joy Murphy - Protecting victims of family violence

Longest serving female police officer, Detective Senior Sergeant Joy Murphy joins Real Crime investigative journalist Adam Shand to discuss the resilience needed as a female officer dealing with horrendous sexual offenders, the issues with dating moving to online apps and how she likes to communicate with criminals.

41:17

EP07 - S1

21 Feb 22

George Hateley Pt2 - Non-lethal force

In the first part, Hateley describes training for a special operations unit and gearing up for a huge armed robbery, George Hateley describes the events of the armed robbery in 1992 and the decisions he had to make to try and prevent the robbery. Real crime investigator Adam Shand hears how the death of a villain continued to haunt Hateley, which led him to become the person to introduce the non-lethal taser into Australian forces. For more episodes download the LiSTNR app now and listen for free.

George Hateley Pt2 - Non-lethal force

In the first part, Hateley describes training for a special operations unit and gearing up for a huge armed robbery, George Hateley describes the events of the armed robbery in 1992 and the decisions he had to make to try and prevent the robbery. Real crime investigator Adam Shand hears how the death of a villain continued to haunt Hateley, which led him to become the person to introduce the non-lethal taser into Australian forces. For more episodes download the LiSTNR app now and listen for free.

37:33

EP06 - S1

23 Jan 22

George Hateley Pt1- Melbourne Airport shootout

The Sons of God were a Special Operations Unit formed back in the 80's and George Hateley was head of operations, including during the shootout at Tullamarine airport in 1992. Real crime investigator Adam Shand chats with George about why more crooks are killed than cops and the training it took to join a newly formed special operations task force and how they geared up for one of the biggest armed robberies in Victoria. For part 2, download the LiSTNR app now and listen for free

George Hateley Pt1- Melbourne Airport shootout

The Sons of God were a Special Operations Unit formed back in the 80's and George Hateley was head of operations, including during the shootout at Tullamarine airport in 1992. Real crime investigator Adam Shand chats with George about why more crooks are killed than cops and the training it took to join a newly formed special operations task force and how they geared up for one of the biggest armed robberies in Victoria. For part 2, download the LiSTNR app now and listen for free

27:30

EP05 - S1

23 Jan 22

Jeff Maher - Patterns of a serial killer

Jeff Maher worked on almost 200 murder investigations in 15 years at the Victoria Police Homicide Squad. Now he trains detectives at the police academy. Maher tells Real Crime's Adam Shand how serial killer Peter Dupas was brought to justice for the murders of Nicole Patterson and Mersina Halvagis. Dupas was brought undone by his modus operandi. Maher says investigators continue to pursue Dupas for other murders with that unique signature.   For more episodes download the LiSTNR app now and listen for free

Jeff Maher - Patterns of a serial killer

Jeff Maher worked on almost 200 murder investigations in 15 years at the Victoria Police Homicide Squad. Now he trains detectives at the police academy. Maher tells Real Crime's Adam Shand how serial killer Peter Dupas was brought to justice for the murders of Nicole Patterson and Mersina Halvagis. Dupas was brought undone by his modus operandi. Maher says investigators continue to pursue Dupas for other murders with that unique signature.   For more episodes download the LiSTNR app now and listen for free

37:29

EP04 - S1

28 Nov 21

Steve Van Aperen - The lie detective

Would you be able to get away with lying? Real Crime investigator Adam Shand speaks with expert lie detector Steve Van Aperen about the clear give aways of liars, how certain criminals have tried to clear a lie detector test and some of the biggest murder cases that have been brought to justice through a simple line of deceptive questioning.

Steve Van Aperen - The lie detective

Would you be able to get away with lying? Real Crime investigator Adam Shand speaks with expert lie detector Steve Van Aperen about the clear give aways of liars, how certain criminals have tried to clear a lie detector test and some of the biggest murder cases that have been brought to justice through a simple line of deceptive questioning.

32:15

EP03 - S1

18 Oct 21

Jim Counsel - Catching a killer

Retired NSW detective Jim Counsel, head of the 1991 investigation into the murder of heart surgeon Dr Victor Chang talks with Real Crime investigator Adam Shand about how the murderer shot down Chang in a Sydney street. Counsel recalls the hunt to bring Chang's killers to justice which spanned two continents. For more episodes download the free LiSTNR App

Jim Counsel - Catching a killer

Retired NSW detective Jim Counsel, head of the 1991 investigation into the murder of heart surgeon Dr Victor Chang talks with Real Crime investigator Adam Shand about how the murderer shot down Chang in a Sydney street. Counsel recalls the hunt to bring Chang's killers to justice which spanned two continents. For more episodes download the free LiSTNR App

24:10

EP02 - S1

14 Sep 21

Alex Krstic - A brutal manhunt

Pavel Marinov - otherwise known as Mad Max, is infamous for his shootout with police in 1986. Real Crime investigator Adam Shand talks to retired Victorian detective Alex Krstic who was on the team that took out Marinov. Krstic reflects on the manhunt and its brutal finale. He was later posted to Broadmeadows CIB and was witness to the start of Melbourne's bloody gangland war.  For more episodes download the LiSTNR app now and listen for free

Alex Krstic - A brutal manhunt

Pavel Marinov - otherwise known as Mad Max, is infamous for his shootout with police in 1986. Real Crime investigator Adam Shand talks to retired Victorian detective Alex Krstic who was on the team that took out Marinov. Krstic reflects on the manhunt and its brutal finale. He was later posted to Broadmeadows CIB and was witness to the start of Melbourne's bloody gangland war.  For more episodes download the LiSTNR app now and listen for free

33:02

EP01 - S1

14 Sep 21

Real Crime: Australian Detectives - Trailer

Real Crime investigator Adam Shand invites you into his 20-year career reporting on Australia's underworld, a unique insight into Australia's most important and iconic crime stories. 

Real Crime: Australian Detectives - Trailer

Real Crime investigator Adam Shand invites you into his 20-year career reporting on Australia's underworld, a unique insight into Australia's most important and iconic crime stories. 

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