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.


Author: Mark Baker
Format: PDF
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From the bestselling author of "Cops" comes a riveting and often shocking inside look at the criminal justice system, as told by those who know it best--the district attorneys who prosecute crime in America.

The Best Story Wins

Author: John Bobo
Publisher: Tower Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781932056952
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Real advice for new & experienced prosecutors from an author that has lived the District Attorney's life.

Diary of a DA

Author: Herbert J. Stern
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1620876744
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An “extremely well written” firsthand account of taking down corrupt government officials and organized crime in 1970s New Jersey (Publishers Weekly). In 1961, twenty-five-year-old Herbert J. Stern stood in his green army uniform in a New York County courtroom to be sworn in as an attorney. In the years that follow, the idealistic young Stern would sharpen his skills in the criminal courts of New York City and emerge as the lead trial attorney for the Justice Department, charged with breaking the back of organized crime in New Jersey. Stern’s highly charged account of his outright war against government officials and the Mafia takes us deep inside the mechanisms of law and order during a time when cities were burning in race riots; when racketeering and graft were so prevalent in the Garden State that its own senator called it a “stench in the nostrils and an offense to the vision of the world.” Before Stern and his dedicated colleagues on the “strike force” are finished, they will have successfully prosecuted the mayors of Jersey City, Atlantic City, and Newark for being on the take; a congressman for conspiracy, tax violations, and perjury; and blackened the eye of organized crime. “For any fan of the . . . Sopranos and Boardwalk Empire television shows.” —Tribune Observer “An honest examination of how the justice system really works. . . . A page-turner of a true crime story.” —The Star-Ledger “Stern is a fascinated observer, thoroughly honest in both his job and his writing about it. . . . It details the gritty realities of a prosecutor’s office that few people witness.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer

Prosecution Principles

Author: George R. Dekle
Publisher: Thomson West
ISBN: 9780314184443
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This handbook explores every aspect of the prosecutor's multiple roles, relating them to commonly encountered real-world situations, and giving pragmatic guidance for dealing with those situations. It investigates the history, theory, and philosophy of prosecution and provides the student with a conceptual framework for employing sound techniques of ethical prosecutorial advocacy. By looking at each stage of the criminal prosecution from the unique vantage point of the prosecutor, it enables students to receive maximum benefit from the clinical setting and prepares them for the efficient discharge of their duties as entry level prosecutors.

Arbitrary Justice

Author: Angela J. Davis
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199884277
Format: PDF, Kindle
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What happens when public prosecutors, the most powerful officials in the criminal justice system, seek convictions instead of justice? Why are cases involving well-to-do victims often prosecuted more vigorously than those involving poor victims? Why do wealthy defendants frequently enjoy more lenient plea bargains than the disadvantaged? In this eye-opening work, Angela J. Davis shines a much-needed light on the power of American prosecutors, revealing how the day-to-day practice of even the most well-intentioned prosecutors can result in unequal treatment of defendants and victims. Ranging from mandatory minimum sentencing laws that enhance prosecutorial control over the outcome of cases, to the increasing politicization of the office, Davis uses powerful stories of individuals caught in the system to demonstrate how the perfectly legal exercise of prosecutorial discretion can result in gross inequities in criminal justice. For the paperback edition, Davis provides a new Afterword which covers such recent incidents of prosecutorial abuse as the Jena Six case, the Duke lacrosse case, the Department of Justice firings, and more.

The Power of the Prosecutor Gatekeepers of the Criminal Justice System

Author: Joan E. Jacoby
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440842191
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In this book, readers will take a fascinating journey with local prosecutors as they seek to obtain reasonable and appropriate case dispositions while preventing abuse and misuse of the law and protecting the civil rights of their jurisdictions. • Offers understandable explanations of why outcomes vary so widely in the criminal justice system—for example, why one prosecutor's office uses drug treatment programs for first-time offenders and another seeks jail time • Answers many of the questions raised in Ferguson, MO, and Staten Island, NY, about the role of prosecutors and their discretionary powers • Presents specific well-known cases to enhance readers' understanding of the intended/unintended consequences of our adversarial system of justice • Addresses in detail the complex relationships between various parts of the U.S. criminal justice system

A Target on my Back

Author: Erleigh N. Wiley
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1510721711
Format: PDF, ePub
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Murders don't happen in Kaufman County, Texas, a sleepy community where people raise their kids quietly and drive into Dallas for work and entertainment. In 2013, murder came to town when two professional prosecutors were slain in cold blood, simply for doing their jobs: one in broad daylight in plain view of the courthouse, and one in his home, along with his wife. Eric Williams is responsible for all the bloodshed, and he has a list of who to kill next. A Target on My Back is the first-person true story of Erleigh Wiley, an accomplished lawyer who accepted the job as the new district attorney, after the death of her predecessors, which turned her into the next target on the killer's hit list. This is her story of how she and her family endured the storm of the press, the array of Homeland Security agents assigned to protect them 24/7, and the weight of knowing she was someone's prey. Though fearing for her life, she served as the prosecution's final witness against the murderer, sealing his fate on death row. This chilling account of how she survived the hit list is a terrifying cat and mouse tale.

The Reluctant Prosecutor

Author: Creight C. Horton, 2nd
ISBN: 9781943190034
Format: PDF
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As a college student unsure what he wanted to do with his life, Creighton stumbled into the student union building one night, where they were screening the movie To Kill a Mockingbird. Inspired by the portrayal of Atticus Finch, he decided to go to law school to become a defense attorney, but after graduation his career took an unanticipated turn. This is the story of Creighton's personal journey through the criminal justice system, with some fascinating twists and turns, striking ethical challenges, and some unforgettable characters. Along the way, you'll read about bombings, murders, political intrigue, public corruption, religious fanatics, imperious and eccentric judges, capital cases, con men, overreaching cops, venal public officials, and innocent people convicted of crimes they didn't commit.