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Anna-Sigga Nicolazzi — Former NYC homicide prosecutor. Founder of Forseti Media. Host of True Conviction & Co-host of Anatomy of Murder | AnnaSiggaNicolazzi.com

What Justice Means to Me

By: Anna-Sigga Nicolazzi

Justice: A Broad Concept with Many Definitions

If asked to define what justice means to you, what would you say? To many people, justice is a product of a society that values fairness and fair treatment of everyone irrespective of their race, gender, or religion. Justice indicates that laws are applied equally to all, and indeed, justice is at the heart of our legal system. When a life is wrongfully taken, the victim’s family deserves both justice and closure.

This raises another question: What, exactly, is closure? Is it an endpoint at which grief is no longer as all-consuming, or when the survivors accept…


How I Transitioned From Law to Media

By: Anna-Sigga Nicolazzi

Anna-Sigga on the set of True Conviction.

A Voice for Victims and Justice for Families

Long before I earned my JD from Brooklyn Law School, I knew that I wanted to do some type of work that felt meaningful. The work didn’t need to be grand, but something that would hopefully have a positive impact on the world. I also wanted a career that was exciting and would capture my interest throughout the many work hours in the day. It came down to two choices: an educator or a lawyer. Both teaching and a life in law captured all that I wanted to do; careers that could have a positive impact and…


By: Anna-Sigga Nicolazzi

True Crime shows (like Making a Murderer) can create the impression that law enforcement targets individuals. While this makes for compelling TV, in my experience as a homicide prosecutor, it seldom represents reality. In actuality, it is the evidence that leads the prosecution to a person, and not the reverse.

Anna-Sigga in the courtroom.

The Investigative Stage

Let’s start with some of the bare-bones basics. A homicide occurs. We all know that the police are then called, and their investigation begins. What many people don’t realize is that this is also when a homicide prosecutor is notified and becomes involved in the case. I…

Anna-Sigga Nicolazzi

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