The Prosecutors

Author: Gary Delsohn
Publisher: Plume Books
ISBN: 9780452285545
Format: PDF
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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.

The American System of Criminal Justice

Author: George Cole
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133049656
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This classic best seller, commonly referred to as The Eagle, helps students discover the meaning of justice in our society and identify the roles individuals play in the criminal justice system. Examining criminal justice through an interdisciplinary lens, THE AMERICAN SYSTEM OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE, 13th Edition, presents elements from criminology, sociology, law, history, psychology, and political science, and challenges students to balance the mechanics of the system with its human components. The text presents a relevant introduction to the field with solid scholarship and approachable writing, and holds student attention with current, compelling events and cases. The combination of these elements helps prepare students to participate in the system as citizens and future criminal justice practitioners. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Criminal Justice in Action

Author: Larry Gaines
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495093424
Format: PDF, Docs
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Vivid, visual, current, and featuring the newest CJ careers--every chapter of this text is a multimedia-linked study center! This best-selling text offers students a clear and practical overview of the criminal justice system by combining cutting-edge research with accessible discussions of theory and up-to-the-minute examples of policy and application from today’s news. Gaines and Miller take an applied approach that is visible in their coverage of contemporary topics, such as cyber crime and terrorism, their concentration on careers, and their expansive integration of technology. Also, Criminal Justice in Action can be packaged with interactive learning aids such as the new Criminal JusticeNowTM--a Web-based, intelligent study system and JoinInTM content for Response Systems tailored to the text. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Layers of Velvet

Author: Ursula Dianna
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1483552586
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Raw and unfiltered, LAYERS OF VELVET is a non-fiction depiction of the life and awkward moments of an exotic dancer who refused to accept the underlined misconception that her brief choice of profession would dictate her self worth. One adulteress, two prostitutes and a stripper...Police Officer, George C. Lee thought no one would care if he violated them. Who would believe them over a police officer? So he thought.

Gang Life in Two Cities

Author: Robert J. Durán
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 023153096X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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 relevant 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.

Unholy Messenger

Author: Stephen Singular
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416531548
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

It S a Wonderful Unfinished Life

Author: Carla Kringer
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1493112414
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

Nature Extent and Proliferation of Federal Law Enforcement

Author: Bill McCollum
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9780788142345
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Part 1 contains an overview and introduction as presented in the Nov. 1995 hearing with statements and testimony from Griffin B. Bell, former Attorney General of the U.S., Salvatore Martoche, former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Law Enforcement; former Attorney General Dick Thornburgh; and members of Congress. Part 2 examines state and local perspectives with testimony and statements presented in the May 1996 hearing from: Jane M. Brady, Attorney Gen. of the State of Delaware; and representatives from: International Assoc. of Chiefs of Police; Fraternal Order of Police; Nat. Troopers Coalition; Nat. District Attorneys Assoc.; Nat. Sheriffs Assoc., etc.

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.