The Prosecutors

Author: Gary Delsohn
Publisher: Plume Books
ISBN: 9780452285545
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of America's overburdened criminal justice system is revealed through the eyes of John O'Mara, a tough, streetwise homicide investigator, and Jan Scully, a former sex-crimes prosecutor turned D.A., as they deal with a series of shocking crimes, real-life legal dramas, and controversies over the course of a year. Reprint.

Layers of Velvet

Author: Ursula Dianna
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1483552586
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The life and troubled memoirs of a former exotic dancer, they called Velvet. In early 2000, Velvet found herself engulfed in a trial that would last over a year, while attempting to convict New Orleans, uniformed police officer, George C. Lee. Prosecutors from the District Attorney's Office fought for her and four other women, rolling up their sleeves for this long and tumultuous roller coaster ride, while proving him guilty, of being a serial rapist. A candid, explicit look into the mind of one woman's ordeal from childhood through adulthood, riveted with torment and anguish. Her battle with her demons and many obstacles throughout her life, leading up to her stand and the role she played, in the conviction of the police officer that raped her. Some of her views are notably silly; others are dark and heart wrenching. Follow her, as she opens up, revealing her most personal and secret thoughts. Aware of the likely ridicule, she has allowed you a peek of what's in her mind as she endured her growing pains and adversities, courageously.

The American system of criminal justice

Author: George F. Cole
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Format: PDF, Docs
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This classic best-seller, commonly referred to as "The Eagle," encourages students to become better citizens and to determine what justice means in our society as well as what role individuals play in the criminal justice system. This text examines criminal justice as an interdisciplinary endeavor, sharing elements from criminology, sociology, law, history, psychology, and political science. It challenges students to balance the mechanics and system of criminal justice with the human side of the story. Cole and Smith present an exciting and relevant introduction to the field of criminal justice. The text combines solid research and intellectual rigor in an approachable manner with detailed attention to current and compelling events to help students appreciate the many aspects of the discipline, and how they can participate in the system as citizens of the United States. Available for the first time with Criminal JusticeNow, a Web-based, intelligent study system.

Gang Life in Two Cities

Author: Robert J Duran
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 023153096X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Refusing to cast gangs in solely criminal terms, Robert J. Durán, a former gang member turned scholar, recasts such groups as an adaptation to the racial oppression of colonization in the American Southwest. Developing a paradigm rooted in ethnographic research and almost two decades of direct experience with gangs, Durán completes the first-ever study to follow so many marginalized groups so intensely for so long, revealing their core characteristics, behavior, and activities within two unlikely American cities. Durán spent five years in Denver, Colorado, and Ogden, Utah, conducting 145 interviews with gang members, law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and other related individuals. From his research, he constructs a comparative outline of the emergence and criminalization of Latino youth groups, the ideals and worlds they create, and the reasons for their persistence. He also underscores the failures of violent gang suppression tactics, which have only further entrenched these groups within the barrio. Encouraging cultural activists and current and former gang members to pursue grassroots empowerment, Durán proposes new solutions to racial oppression that challenge and truly alter the conditions of gang life.

Island of the Prosecution

Author: Cliff Kice
Publisher: Beach Bum Books
ISBN: 9780982813416
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In high spirited excitement, and out-of-luck anticipation, J.C. Stringer is once again brought off his sailboat, the Brenda Kay II and hurled into a new case. Through the loss of a close friend, the reconstruction of his office, and barely escaping a near death experience from the fury of another long hurricane season, Stringer becomes involved with Rachel Chambers, Miami-Dade County's leading prosecutor.The verdict is in. Rachel Chambers has just won her case against four local businessmen found guilty for the murderous slaying of three black students from the neighboring county. Soon after the four men are sent to prison, when Rachel Chambers begins to think she can move on with her life members of her immediate family start to die. Is the past catching up with Rachel? Is revenge and twenty years of anguish and memories going to cost her everything she has worked for?

It S a Wonderful Unfinished Life

Author: Carla Kringer
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1493112414
Format: PDF
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Our personal choices in life have profound often devastating effects on the lives others. This is the story of Jo Jo Gigliotti; he lived a wonderful, unfinished life. His daughter, Carla shares the journey her family was forced to take after they were left to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives when his life was taken by a drunk driver on April 24, 2008. The book is written in keeping with the vow the family made to be the voice of her dad and other victims of drinking and driving. It will take you into the heart of the tragedy where the familys healing was hindered due to the criminal proceedings involved with the prosecution of the drunk driver. Families facing a similar situation will find detailed information and resources to help them understand and navigate the complex criminal justice system. You will receive a glimpse into the roles of law enforcement, prosecutors, and defense attorneys during the prosecution of the drunk driver and the heart-wrenching toll the process takes on the family. Carlas life was forever changed that day. She has embraced the traumatic event a drunk driver embedded in her family history, in hope that others will gain knowledge while receiving comfort, and healing, knowing they can emerge from the darkness brought by death and grief. You may not emerge the same person you were but you can emerge a survivor with peace and hope restored in your life once again. That is Carlas wish for you as you read her fathers story and share in her familys walk through grief.

Krav Maga for Women

Author: Darren Levine
Publisher: Ulysses Press
ISBN: 1569759871
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Three leading Krav Maga instructors outline a street-tested program for women on how to defend themselves while neutralizing an attacker, explaining how to use the Israeli personal defense system to turn an aggressor's size and strength against him while providing illustrated guidelines for life-saving strikes, kicks and throws. Original.

A Lawyer s Life

Author: Johnnie Cochran
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429972222
Format: PDF
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The most famous lawyer in America talks about the law, his life, and how he has won. Johnnie Cochran has been a lawyer for almost forty years. In that time, he has taken on dozens of groundbreaking cases and emerged as a pivotal figure in race relations in America. Cochran gained international recognition as one of America's best - and most controversial lawyers - for leading 'the Dream Team' defense of accused killer O.J. Simpson in the Trial of the Century. Many people formed their perception of Cochran based on his work in that trial. But long before the Simpson trial and since then Johnnie Cochran has been a leader in the fight for justice for all Americans. This is his story. Cochran emerged from the trial as one of the nation's leading African-American spokespersons - and he has done most of his talking through the courtroom. Abner Louima. Amadou Diallo. The racially-profiled New Jersey Turnpike Four. Sean "P. Diddy" Combs. Patrick Dorismond. Cynthia Wiggins. These are the names that have dominated legal headlines - and Cochran was involved with each of them. No one who first encountered him during the Simpson trial can appreciate his impact on our world until they've read his whole story. Drawing on Cochran's most intriguing and difficult cases, A Lawyer's Life shows how he's fought his critics, won for his clients, and affected real change within the system. This is an intimate and compelling memoir of one lawyer's attempt to make us all truly equal in the eyes of the law.

Unholy Messenger

Author: Stephen Singular
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416531548
Format: PDF, Docs
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Draws on extensive interviews with police detectives, congregation members, and others to provide a definitive account of the life and crimes of BTK serial killer Dennis Rader, who terrorized the city of Wichita for more than thirty years, analyzing the psychology and religious beliefs of the murderer. Reprint.