How Can You Represent Those People

  • Filename: how-can-you-represent-those-people.
  • ISBN: 9781137311955
  • Release Date: 2013-08-13
  • Number of pages: 228
  • Author: A. Smith
  • Publisher: Springer

How Can You Represent Those People? is the first-ever collection of essays offering a response to the 'Cocktail Party Question' asked of every criminal lawyer. A must-read for anyone interested in race, poverty, crime, punishment, and what makes lawyers tick.

How Can You Represent Those People

  • Filename: how-can-you-represent-those-people.
  • ISBN: 1137311940
  • Release Date: 2013-08-14
  • Number of pages: 244
  • Author: Abbe Smith
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

How Can You Represent Those People? is the first-ever collection of essays offering a response to the "Cocktail Party Question" asked of every criminal lawyer: how do you represent guilty criminals? The contributors are a diverse group of prominent lawyers and rising stars, each offering a different—and often very personal— perspective on "the Question." Many share stories—comic and tragic, stirring and heartbreaking—about how it feels to defend people accused of crimes ranging from the "ordinary" to the horrific. This fascinating collection is a must-read for anyone interested in crime, punishment, race, poverty, and the motivations of criminal lawyers.

How Can You Defend Those People

  • Filename: how-can-you-defend-those-people.
  • ISBN: 1599215780
  • Release Date: 2008-04-01
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Mickey Sherman
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

In the tradition of true crime bestsellers by Alan Dershowitz and Dominick Dunne, Mickey Sherman delivers a powerful and extraordinarily candid account of his legal career that gives the readers an all-access backstage pass to not only the sausage factory that is the criminal justice system but the “big cases” we have all lived with on TV. Sherman started his career as a public defender, then as a prosecutor, and later became a criminal defense attorney for clients such as Michael Skakel (convicted 27 years after the fact for the murder of Martha Moxley) and Alex Kelly (who, on the eve of his double-rape trial in Darien, fled to Europe for nine years). Sherman's work has been groundbreaking and sometimes controversial: the raw Court TV coverage of his successful PTSD defense of a Vietnam veteran charged with murdering an unarmed man over a parking space argument was nominated for a Cable Ace Award. When, after a mistrial due to a hung jury in a rape trial, Sherman hired one of the jurors to be his consultant in the retrial of the client, the New York Times declared he had “undercut the entire jury system.” A law was soon passed in Connecticut making Sherman's move a misdemeanor. This is both an entertaining account of how a successful attorney deals with impossible cases and clients and boldly challenges accepted laws and conventional tactics, as well as a voyeuristic glimpse into the real lives and travails of clients who represent a fascinating cross section of life.

How Can You Defend Those People

  • Filename: how-can-you-defend-those-people.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015005161842
  • Release Date: 1983-01-01
  • Number of pages: 270
  • Author: James S. Kunen
  • Publisher: Random House Incorporated

A personal description of the workings of the American criminal justice system based on the author's two-and-a-half year stint working with the Public Defender's Service in Washington, D.C

Fahrenheit 451

  • Filename: fahrenheit-451.
  • ISBN: 9780743247221
  • Release Date: 1951
  • Number of pages: 190
  • Author: Ray Bradbury
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners suddenly realizes their merit.

Intimate Partner Violence

  • Filename: intimate-partner-violence.
  • ISBN: 9780306465192
  • Release Date: 2001
  • Number of pages: 199
  • Author: Sana Loue
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

It is clear that physical abuse is an integral component of some intimate relationships. This book addresses not the violence but our responses or lack of responses to that violation of personal integrity and the accompanying trauma. How partner violence is responded to, individually and collectively, may well determine whether the violence can be prevented or will cease once begun. This text is intended to serve as a basic resource for the student, clinician and researcher. It provides a summary of how we have responded to such violence in the past and presents potential future directions for research and prevention efforts.

Just Mercy

  • Filename: just-mercy.
  • ISBN: 9781925106381
  • Release Date: 2015-02-02
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Bryan Stevenson
  • Publisher: Scribe Publications

A powerful, bold true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix America’s broken system of justice — from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time. The US has the highest rate of incarceration in the world. The prison population has increased from 300,000 in the early 1970s to more than two million now. One in every 15 people is expected to go to prison. For black men, the most incarcerated group in America, this figure rises to one out of every three. Bryan Stevenson grew up a member of a poor black community in the racially segregated South. He was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of the US’s criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young black man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, startling racial inequality, and legal brinksmanship — and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever. Just Mercy is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted lawyer’s coming of age, a moving portrait of the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of justice.

Understanding Lone Wolf Terrorism

  • Filename: understanding-lone-wolf-terrorism.
  • ISBN: 9789400729803
  • Release Date: 2011-12-08
  • Number of pages: 119
  • Author: Ramon Spaaij
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

What drives lone wolf terrorists to commit mass violence? Drawing on extensive international data and qualitative case studies, this book examines the key trends, features and dimensions of lone wolf terrorism worldwide over the past four decades.

A Man of the People

  • Filename: a-man-of-the-people.
  • ISBN: 0435905341
  • Release Date: 1988
  • Number of pages: 149
  • Author: Chinua Achebe
  • Publisher: Heinemann

Annotation A very funny, very disturbing fiction about political corruption in the new Nigeria.

The Eurogang Paradox

  • Filename: the-eurogang-paradox.
  • ISBN: 0792368444
  • Release Date: 2000-12-31
  • Number of pages: 341
  • Author: Malcolm Klein
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

The Eurogang Paradox is the first comprehensive collection of original research reports on the status of street gangs and problematic youth groups in Europe, as well as a set of special, state-of-the-art reports on the current status of American street gang research and its implications for the European gang situation. Seven American papers are joined with reports from England, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Russia, Holland, Belgium, France, and Slovenia. Summary chapters by the American and European editors provide overviews of the street gang picture: the associated issues and problems of definition, community context, comparative research procedures, and implications for prevention and intervention. Professionals and students will find these papers easy to comprehend yet fully informative on comparative street gang studies.

Anthem Reissue

  • Filename: anthem-reissue.
  • ISBN: 9780979660788
  • Release Date: 2008-06
  • Number of pages: 108
  • Author: Ayn Rand
  • Publisher: Coyote Canyon Press

Written with all the power and conviction that made THE FOUNTAINHEAD and ATLAS SHRUGGED classics of American letters, Ayn Rand's ANTHEM is a hymn to man's independent spirit and to the highest word in the human language -- the word "Ego." ANTHEM tells the story of a man who rediscovers individualism and his own "I" It is a world of absolute collectivization, a world where sightless, joyless, selfless men exist for the sake of serving the State; where their work, their food, and their mating are prescribed to them by order of the Collective's rulers in the name of society's welfare. It is a world which lost all the achievements of science and civilization when it lost its root, the independent mind, and reverted to primitive savagery a world where language contains no singular pronouns, where the "We" has replaced the "I," and where men are put to death for the crime of discovering and speaking the "unspeakable word." ANTHEM presents not merely a frightening projection of existing trends, but, more importantly, a positive answer to those trends and a weapon against them, a key to the world's moral crisis and to a new morality of individualism -- a morality that, if accepted today, will save us from a future such as the one presented in this story.

Handbook of Asian Criminology

  • Filename: handbook-of-asian-criminology.
  • ISBN: 9781461452188
  • Release Date: 2012-12-09
  • Number of pages: 443
  • Author: Jianhong Liu
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

The Handbook of Asian Criminology aims to be a key reference for international scholars with an interest in the broad theme of international criminology in general, and the Asian region in particular. Contextualization is a key theme in this book. The role of context is often underemphasized in international criminology, so the Handbook of Asian Criminology’s premise that crime and the responses to it are best understood as deeply embedded in the cultural specificity of the environment which produces them will play a key role throughout the work. Attention will be given to country- and region specific attitudes towards crime and punishment.

How Will You Measure Your Life

  • Filename: how-will-you-measure-your-life.
  • ISBN: 9780062102423
  • Release Date: 2012-05-15
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Clayton M. Christensen
  • Publisher: Harper Collins

From the world’s leading thinker on innovation and New York Times bestselling author of The Innovator’s Dilemma, Clayton M. Christensen, comes an unconventional book of inspiration and wisdom for achieving a fulfilling life. Christensen’s The Innovator’s Dilemma, notably the only business book that Apple’s Steve Jobs said “deeply influenced” him, is widely recognized as one of the most significant business books ever published. Now, in the tradition of Randy Pausch’s The Last Lecture and Anna Quindlen’s A Short Guide to a Happy Life, Christensen’s How Will You Measure Your Life is with a book of lucid observations and penetrating insights designed to help any reader—student or teacher, mid-career professional or retiree, parent or child—forge their own paths to fulfillment.

An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments

  • Filename: an-illustrated-book-of-bad-arguments.
  • ISBN: 9781615192267
  • Release Date: 2014-09-23
  • Number of pages: 64
  • Author: Ali Almossawi
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing

“A flawless compendium of flaws.” —Alice Roberts, PhD, anatomist, writer, and presenter of The Incredible Human Journey The antidote to fuzzy thinking, with furry animals! Have you read (or stumbled into) one too many irrational online debates? Ali Almossawi certainly had, so he wrote An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments! This handy guide is here to bring the internet age a much-needed dose of old-school logic (really old-school, a la Aristotle). Here are cogent explanations of the straw man fallacy, the slippery slope argument, the ad hominem attack, and other common attempts at reasoning that actually fall short—plus a beautifully drawn menagerie of animals who (adorably) commit every logical faux pas. Rabbit thinks a strange light in the sky must be a UFO because no one can prove otherwise (the appeal to ignorance). And Lion doesn’t believe that gas emissions harm the planet because, if that were true, he wouldn’t like the result (the argument from consequences). Once you learn to recognize these abuses of reason, they start to crop up everywhere from congressional debate to YouTube comments—which makes this geek-chic book a must for anyone in the habit of holding opinions.

With justice for none

  • Filename: with-justice-for-none.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015014379278
  • Release Date: 1989-04-15
  • Number of pages: 370
  • Author: Gerry Spence
  • Publisher: Crown

"A scathing indictment of how law is taught, practiced, and administered in this country....One of the best books ever written on the law."-Denver Post.

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