Susan Bandes in the Media

Audio: Remorse and the Law, Australian Broadcast Corp. (28 minutes, May 16, 2023)

Podcast: Virtual Trials, on Excited Utterance (25 minutes, October 3, 2022)

Podcast, Emotions and the Law, on Sylvia & Me: Conversations with Extraordinary Women (44 minutes, July 6, 2021)

Webinar: Closure in the Criminal Courtroom: The Birth and Strange Career of an Emotion (1 hour, March 26, 2021)

Podcast: Ipse Dixit with Brian Frye, Closure in Criminal Law (30 minutes, November 2019)

Podcast: Law and Emotion–Dr. Martin Regan of Queen’s University interviews Susan Bandes (35 minutes, October 2018)

Audio: Should Judges and Juries Look for Remorse? Interview with NPR’s “To the Best of Our Knowledge” (Jun 21, 2018)

Empathy, Compassion and the Rule of Law: Lecture at Washington and Lee University (Apr. 11, 2016)

Audio: TV’s Most Accurate Portrayal of Miranda, Appearance on NPR (June 11, 2010)

Video: The Exclusionary Rule under the Roberts Court: University of West Virginia College of Law (Mar. 12, 2010)

Conference on Media and Criminal Justice

Association of American Law Schools, Audio tape (Meeting) (2003)

Media Articles About Bandes’ Work

Eva Hercowitz, Rethinking Victim Impact Statements
The Crime Report, July 7, 2022

Michael P.Maslanka, Lawyering: There’s More to It
Texas Lawyer, January 28, 2022

Nicholas Goldberg, Why do murderers have to show ‘remorse’ to be granted parole?
Los Angeles Times op-ed, January 24, 2021

Ken Broda-Bahm, Ph.D., The Virtual Trial: Be Conscious of What is Lost and What is Found
Persuasive Litigator, March 19, 2021

Jill Lepore, The Rise of the Victims’-Rights Movement
The New Yorker, May 21, 2018

Shannon Proudfoot, What’s the Place for Public Fury in our Justice System?  
MacLean’s, October 11, 2018

Empathy for Victims in Criminal Justice: Revisiting Susan Bandes in Victimology
The Emotional Dynamics of Law and Legal Discourse (Conway and Stannard eds. 2016)

A Compassion for the Law
Jotwell (

Sorry, Not Sorry
Slate (Nov. 4, 2015)

Emotion is not the Enemy of Reason
National Geographic (Sept. 18, 2014)