Linda Fairstein

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Criminal Writer Linda Fairstein-CBS News

Linda Fairstein, as a prosecutor at the District Attorney’s Office in Manhattan, pioneered the use of DNA evidence in proceedings against sex offenders. She was even an inspiration for some of the tough prosecutors you see on TV. However, Fairstein made a second career for herself as an award-winning writer of criminal novels featuring prosecutor Alex Cooper, including her 19th “Deadfall.” Leslie Stahl talks to Fairstein about the truth behind her fiction.
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