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What was it like to be Mrs  Chopper Read?

 

How did Joe Korp persuade his girlfriend to try to kill his wife?

 

And why did a young hairdresser fall for a Melbourne gangland killer?

 

Rochelle Jackson interviews eight women about their relationships with some of Australia s and New Zealand s most notorious men in her latest book, Partners and Crime (Allen & Unwin.)

 

Partners and Crime is Rochelle s third true crime book and published in March 2012. Inside their Minds: Australian Criminals (Allen & Unwin) was released in August 2008 and her first book, In Your Face  the life and times of Billy  The Texan Longley (ABC Books) was published in 2005. 

Rochelle grew up in Melbourne in a police family. Her father William was a policeman in Victoria Police and retired as a Chief Superintendent. She began her career in country Victoria and Sydney working in television and radio. Rochelle worked as a TV producer and investigative journalist for Channel 7's Today Tonight, ABC s Australian Story, George Negus s New Dimensions, The Investigators, Channel 9 s Watchdog and TV NZ s 60 Minutes.

She produced a one-hour documentary for ABC TV 50 Years of News & Current Affairs in Victoria in 2006. She has also produced a four-part series about bush fire arson for ABC s Radio National early in that year.New release: Partners & Crime

Rochelle won a Special Citation for a Channel 7 story in the United Nations Association of Australia s Media Peace Awards and was part of the ABC Investigators team that won a TV Week Logie Award for a special report on the NSW Homefund Scheme. She also worked for the NSW Police Service, producing internal TV bulletins and promotional videos.
 

Rochelle is currently a TV producer for Seven network's "Murder Uncovered" team and based in Melbourne. She also presents a regular crime spot on ABC Radio's Nightlife program with Philip Clarke. Her last report on Thursday 23 February, 2017 was about the notorious Painters & Dockers wars in Melbourne during the 1970's.

 

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