Innocence on Trial

Innocence on Trial
Author: Joan McEwen
Publsiher: Heritage House Publishing Co
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-09-27
ISBN 10: 1772030031
ISBN 13: 9781772030037
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Innocence on Trial Book Review:

In early-1980s Vancouver, Ivan Henry was an ex-convict still adjusting to civilian life when he was detained on a break-and-enter charge. A short time later he found himself on trial for ten charges of sexual assault—crimes he vehemently denied committing. Henry spent twenty-seven years in prison before a 2010 DNA test proved his innocence and secured his release. To this day, however, he has not been compensated or publicly exonerated. This is a powerful, heartbreaking, frustrating story of justice miscarried and an innocent man who fell through the cracks.

Innocence on Trial

Innocence on Trial
Author: Rick Bowers
Publsiher: Bookbaby
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2019-04-08
ISBN 10: 9781543958676
ISBN 13: 1543958672
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Innocence on Trial Book Review:

Seeking a high-profile case to further her legal career, attorney Laura Tobias sets out to clear a man she believes was wrongfully convicted of murder ten years before. She's the last hope for inmate Eddie Nash, who is serving life without parole at the infamous Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York. But Laura's good intentions don't go unpunished. After uncovering evidence that Eddie was framed by the police, strange things start to happen to her. Are the police out to stop her from exposing their corruption? Is the real killer still out there, seeking to keep her from re-opening the investigation? With a new trial looming, Laura must discover the truth before she becomes the next victim.This riveting page-turner pits an ambitious young lawyer against those sworn to serve and protect, and a ruthless killer determined to keep his identity a secret at all costs.

Convicting the Innocent

Convicting the Innocent
Author: Brandon Garrett
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2011-08-04
ISBN 10: 0674060989
ISBN 13: 9780674060982
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Convicting the Innocent Book Review:

DNA exonerations have shattered confidence in the criminal justice system by exposing how often we have convicted the innocent and let the guilty walk free. In this unsettling analysis, Garrett examines what went wrong in the cases of the first 250 people exonerated by DNA testing, and proposes systemic reforms.

Conviction

Conviction
Author: Donald J. Newman
Publsiher: Boston; Toronto : Little, Brown
Total Pages: 259
Release: 1966
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105044371313
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conviction Book Review:

Report of the American Bar Foundation's survey of the adminstration of criminal justice in the United States.

Ghost of the Innocent Man

Ghost of the Innocent Man
Author: Benjamin Rachlin
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2017-08-15
ISBN 10: 0316311480
ISBN 13: 9780316311489
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ghost of the Innocent Man Book Review:

One of the Best Books of 2017: National Public Radio, San Francisco Chronicle, Library Journal, Shelf Awareness "Remarkable . . . Captivating . . . Rachlin is a skilled storyteller." --New York Times Book Review "A gripping legal-thriller mystery . . . Profoundly elevates good-cause advocacy to greater heights--to where innocent lives are saved." --USA Today "A crisply written page turner." --NPR A gripping account of one man's long road to freedom that will forever change how we understand our criminal justice system During the last three decades, more than two thousand American citizens have been wrongfully convicted. Ghost of the Innocent Man brings us one of the most dramatic of those cases and provides the clearest picture yet of the national scourge of wrongful conviction and of the opportunity for meaningful reform. When the final gavel clapped in a rural southern courtroom in the summer of 1988, Willie J. Grimes, a gentle spirit with no record of violence, was shocked and devastated to be convicted of first-degree rape and sentenced to life imprisonment. Here is the story of this everyman and his extraordinary quarter-century-long journey to freedom, told in breathtaking and sympathetic detail, from the botched evidence and suspect testimony that led to his incarceration to the tireless efforts to prove his innocence and the identity of the true perpetrator. These were spearheaded by his relentless champion, Christine Mumma, a cofounder of North Carolina's Innocence Inquiry Commission. That commission--unprecedented at its inception in 2006--remains a model organization unlike any other in the country, and one now responsible for a growing number of exonerations. With meticulous, prismatic research and pulse-quickening prose, Benjamin Rachlin presents one man's tragedy and triumph. The jarring and unsettling truth is that the story of Willie J. Grimes, for all its outrage, dignity, and grace, is not a unique travesty. But through the harrowing and suspenseful account of one life, told from the inside, we experience the full horror of wrongful conviction on a national scale. Ghost of the Innocent Man is both rare and essential, a masterwork of empathy. The book offers a profound reckoning not only with the shortcomings of our criminal justice system but also with its possibilities for redemption.

The Trial of Innocence

The Trial of Innocence
Author: Andre LaCocque
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2006-10-30
ISBN 10: 1597526207
ISBN 13: 9781597526203
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Trial of Innocence Book Review:

The Adam and Eve narrative in Genesis 2-3 has gripped not only biblical scholars, but also theologians, artists, philosophers, and almost everyone else. In this engaging study, a master of biblical interpretation provides a close reading of the Yahwist story. As in his other works, LaCocque makes wise use of the Pseudepigrapha and rabbinic interpretations, as well as the full range of modern interpretations. Every reader will be engaged by his insights.

The Edge of Innocence

The Edge of Innocence
Author: David P. Miraldi
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 406
Release: 2017-07-04
ISBN 10: 9780998918907
ISBN 13: 0998918903
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Edge of Innocence Book Review:

"A legal thriller based on the 1964 trial of Casper Bennett, a man accused of drowning his wife in a bathtub of scalding water. The book recreates the tension and excitement of this sensational courtroom battle, while exposing the uncertain edge that often divides guilt from innocence."--Provided by pubisher.

Trial of Innocence

Trial of Innocence
Author: Anne Mather
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 187
Release: 1988
ISBN 10: 9780263116557
ISBN 13: 0263116557
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Boundless Innocence in Thomas Traherne s Poetic Theology

Boundless Innocence in Thomas Traherne s Poetic Theology
Author: Elizabeth S. Dodd
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2016-03-16
ISBN 10: 1317172922
ISBN 13: 9781317172925
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Boundless Innocence in Thomas Traherne s Poetic Theology Book Review:

The seventeenth-century poet and divine Thomas Traherne finds innocence in every stage of existence. He finds it in the chaos at the origins of creation as well as in the blessed order of Eden. He finds it in the activities of grace and the hope of glory, but also in the trials of misery and even in the abyss of the Fall. Boundless Innocence in Thomas Traherne’s Poetic Theology traces innocence through Traherne’s works as it transgresses the boundaries of the estates of the soul. Using grammatical and literary categories it explores various aspects of his poetic theology of innocence, uncovering the boundless desire which is embodied in the yearning cry: ’Were all Men Wise and Innocent...’ Recovering and reinterpreting a key but increasingly neglected theme in Traherne’s poetic theology, this book addresses fundamental misconceptions of the meaning of innocence in his work. Through a contextual and theological approach, it indicates the unexplored richness, complexity and diversity of this theme in the history of literature and theology.

Taming the Presumption of Innocence

Taming the Presumption of Innocence
Author: Richard L. Lippke
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-03-01
ISBN 10: 0190469196
ISBN 13: 9780190469191
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Taming the Presumption of Innocence Book Review:

The notion that an individual accused of a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty is one of the cornerstones of the American criminal justice system. However, the presumption of innocence creates a number of practical and theoretical issues, particularly regarding pre-trial and post-trial processes. In Taming the Presumption of Innocence, Richard L. Lippke argues that the presumption of innocence should be contained to the criminal trial. Beyond the realm of the trial, legal professionals, investigators, and the general public should carry out their respective roles in the criminal justice process without making any presumptions about guilt or innocence whatsoever. Rather than eschewing the significance of the presumption of innocence, the book defends its role within its proper context, the criminal trial. According to Lippke, other aspects of the criminal justice system such as investigation, lawmaking, and treatment of ex-offenders should be conducted in such a way that reflects the fallibility and unpredictability of the system without involving the issue of presumed guilt or innocence. Lippke dispels the idea that the presumption of innocence can be used to remedy some of the current issues in the practice of criminal justice, and instead proposes engaging in deeper, more substantive reforms of the American criminal justice system. The first monograph dedicated exclusively to the presumption of innocence, Taming the Presumption of Innocence will be an ideal text for students and scholars of criminology, criminal justice, and legal theory.

The Innocence of Pontius Pilate

The Innocence of Pontius Pilate
Author: DAVID LLOYD. DUSENBURY
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2019-11-28
ISBN 10: 9781787382176
ISBN 13: 1787382176
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Innocence of Pontius Pilate Book Review:

The gospels and the first-century historians agree: Jesus was sentenced to death by Pontius Pilate, the Roman imperial prefect in Jerusalem. To this day, Christians of all churches confess that Jesus died 'under Pontius Pilate'. But what exactly does that mean? Within decades of Jesus' death, Christians began suggesting that it was the Judaean authorities who had crucified Jesus--a notion later echoed in the Qur'an. In the third century, one philosopher raised the notion that, although Pilate had condemned Jesus, he'd done so justly; this idea survives in one of the main strands of modern New Testament criticism. So what is the truth of the matter? And what is the history of that truth? David Lloyd Dusenbury reveals Pilate's 'innocence' as not only a neglected theological question, but a recurring theme in the history of European political thought. He argues that Jesus' interrogation by Pilate, and Augustine of Hippo's North African sermon on that trial, led to the concept of secularity and the logic of tolerance emerging in early modern Europe. Without the Roman trial of Jesus, and the arguments over Pilate's innocence, the history of empire--from the first century to the twenty- first--would have been radically different.

The Abuse of Innocence

The Abuse of Innocence
Author: Paul Eberle
Publsiher: Prometheus Books
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2010-01-28
ISBN 10: 1615925139
ISBN 13: 9781615925131
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Conviction of the Innocent

Conviction of the Innocent
Author: Brian L. Cutler
Publsiher: Amer Psychological Assn
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9781433810213
ISBN 13: 1433810212
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conviction of the Innocent Book Review:

Over the last several decades over 250 citizens convicted of major felonies were found innocent and were exonerated. Today, thanks to the work of psychologists and other criminal justice researchers, the psychological foundations that underlie conviction of the innocent are becoming clear. There is real hope that these findings can lead to positive reforms, reduce the risk of miscarriages of justice, and avoid the consequences of wrongful convictions to victims and society. In this book, Editor Brian Cutler presents a state-of-the-field review of current psychological research on conviction of the innocent. Chapter authors investigate how the roles played by suspects, investigators, eyewitnesses, and trial witnesses and how pervasive systemic issues contribute to conspire to increase the risk of conviction of the innocent. The chapters skillfully examine psychological perspectives on such topics as police interrogations, confessions, eyewitness identification, trial procedures, juries, and forensic science, as well as broader issues such as racism and tunnel vision within the justice system. This comprehensive volume represents an important milestone for research on miscarriages of justice. By bringing psychological theories and research to bear on this social problem, the authors derive compelling recommendations for future research and practical reform in police and legal procedures.

The Supreme Court on Trial

The Supreme Court on Trial
Author: George C. Thomas
Publsiher: University of Michigan Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2010-02-09
ISBN 10: 0472026089
ISBN 13: 9780472026081
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Supreme Court on Trial Book Review:

The chief mandate of the criminal justice system is not to prosecute the guilty but to safeguard the innocent from wrongful convictions; with this startling assertion, legal scholar George Thomas launches his critique of the U.S. system and its emphasis on procedure at the expense of true justice. Thomas traces the history of jury trials, an important component of the U.S. justice system, since the American Founding. In the mid-twentieth century, when it became evident that racism and other forms of discrimination were corrupting the system, the Warren Court established procedure as the most important element of criminal justice. As a result, police, prosecutors, and judges have become more concerned about following rules than about ensuring that the defendant is indeed guilty as charged. Recent cases of prisoners convicted of crimes they didn't commit demonstrate that such procedural justice cannot substitute for substantive justice. American justices, Thomas concludes, should take a lesson from the French, who have instituted, among other measures, the creation of an independent court to review claims of innocence based on new evidence. Similar reforms in the United States would better enable the criminal justice system to fulfill its moral and legal obligation to prevent wrongful convictions. "Thomas draws on his extensive knowledge of the field to elaborate his elegant and important thesis---that the American system of justice has lost sight of what ought to be its central purpose---protection of the innocent." — Susan Bandes, Distinguished Research Professor of Law, DePaul University College of Law "Thomas explores how America's adversary system evolved into one obsessed with procedure for its own sake or in the cause of restraining government power, giving short shrift to getting only the right guy. His stunning, thought-provoking, and unexpected recommendations should be of interest to every citizen who cares about justice." — Andrew E. Taslitz, Professor of Law, Howard University School of Law "An unflinching, insightful, and powerful critique of American criminal justice---and its deficiencies. George Thomas demonstrates once again why he is one of the nation's leading criminal procedure scholars. His knowledge of criminal law history and comparative criminal law is most impressive." — Yale Kamisar, Distinguished Professor of Law, University of San Diego and Clarence Darrow Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Law, University of Michigan

Presumed Innocent

Presumed Innocent
Author: Scott Turow
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 448
Release: 1986-12-31
ISBN 10: 9781429962605
ISBN 13: 1429962607
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Presumed Innocent Book Review:

The novel that launched Turow's career as one of America's pre-eminent thriller writers tells the story of Rusty Sabicch, chief deputy prosecutor in a large Midwestern city. With three weeks to go in his boss' re-election campaign, a member of Rusty's staff is found murdered; he is charged with finding the killer, until his boss loses and, incredibly, Rusty finds himself accused of the murder.

Convicting the Innocent

Convicting the Innocent
Author: Brandon Garrett
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2011-08-04
ISBN 10: 0674060989
ISBN 13: 9780674060982
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Convicting the Innocent Book Review:

DNA exonerations have shattered confidence in the criminal justice system by exposing how often we have convicted the innocent and let the guilty walk free. In this unsettling analysis, Garrett examines what went wrong in the cases of the first 250 people exonerated by DNA testing, and proposes systemic reforms.

Framing Innocence

Framing Innocence
Author: Lynn Powell
Publsiher: The New Press
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2010-08-10
ISBN 10: 1595586261
ISBN 13: 9781595586261
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Framing Innocence Book Review:

The harrowing true story of a mother whose innocent photos of her daughter resulted in child pornography charges—“an enthralling book” (Robert Coles). When Oberlin, Ohio, resident Cynthia Stewart dropped off eleven rolls of film at a drugstore near her home, she had no idea that two snapshots of her eight-year-old daughter would cause the county prosecutor to arrest her, take her away in handcuffs, threaten to remove her child from her home, and charge her with crimes that carried the possibility of sixteen years in prison. Thankfully, Cynthia’s community came to her defense and supported her through the long legal battle. In Framing Innocence, poet and author Lynn Powell—who was one of Cynthia’s neighbors—brilliantly probes the many questions raised: when does a photograph of a naked child cross the line from innocent snapshot to child pornography? When does a prosecution cross the line from vigorous to overzealous? When does the parent, and when does the state, know best? This “fascinating . . . immediate and compelling” story plumbs the perfect storm of events that put a loving family in a small American town at risk (Booklist). “[A] well-written, absorbing book.” —The Plain Dealer

The Last Trial

The Last Trial
Author: Scott Turow
Publsiher: Grand Central Publishing
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2020-05-12
ISBN 10: 1538748088
ISBN 13: 9781538748084
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Trial Book Review:

Two formidable men collide in this "first-class legal thriller" and New York Times bestseller about a celebrated criminal defense lawyer and the prosecution of his lifelong friend -- a doctor accused of murder (David Baldacci). At eighty-five years old, Alejandro "Sandy" Stern, a brilliant defense lawyer with his health failing but spirit intact, is on the brink of retirement. But when his old friend Dr. Kiril Pafko, a former Nobel Prize winner in Medicine, is faced with charges of insider trading, fraud, and murder, his entire life's work is put in jeopardy, and Stern decides to take on one last trial. In a case that will be the defining coda to both men's accomplished lives, Stern probes beneath the surface of his friend's dazzling veneer as a distinguished cancer researcher. As the trial progresses, he will question everything he thought he knew about his friend. Despite Pafko's many failings, is he innocent of the terrible charges laid against him? How far will Stern go to save his friend, and -- no matter the trial's outcome -- will he ever know the truth? Stern's duty to defend his client and his belief in the power of the judicial system both face a final, terrible test in the courtroom, where the evidence and reality are sometimes worlds apart. Full of the deep insights into the spaces where the fragility of human nature and the justice system collide, Scott Turow's The Last Trial is a masterful legal thriller that unfolds in page-turning suspense -- and questions how we measure a life.

The Law of Innocence

The Law of Innocence
Author: Michael Connelly
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2020-11-10
ISBN 10: 140918613X
ISBN 13: 9781409186137
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Law of Innocence Book Review:

PRE-ORDER THE NEW LINCOLN LAWYER THRILLER NOW THE MOST IMPORTANT CASE OF HIS LIFE. ONLY THIS TIME THE DEFENDANT IS HIMSELF. "The law of innocence is unwritten. It will not be found in a leather-bound code book. It will never be argued in a courtroom. In nature, for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. In the law of innocence, for every man not guilty of a crime there is a man out there who is. And to prove true innocence the guilty man must be found and exposed to the world." * * * * * Heading home after winning his latest case, defense attorney Mickey Haller - The Lincoln Lawyer - is pulled over by the police. They open the trunk of his car to find the body of a former client. Haller knows the law inside out. He will be charged with murder. He will have to build his case from behind bars. And the trial will be the trial of his life. Because Mickey Haller will defend himself in court. With watertight evidence stacked against him, Haller will need every trick in the book to prove he was framed. But a not-guilty verdict isn't enough. In order to truly walk free, Haller knows he must find the real killer - that is the law of innocence... * * * * * CRIME DOESN'T COME BETTER THAN CONNELLY. 'One of the very best writers working today' Sunday Telegraph 'The pre-eminent detective novelist of his generation' Ian Rankin 'A superb natural storyteller' Lee Child 'A master' Stephen King 'Crime thriller writing of the highest order' Guardian 'America's greatest living crime writer' Daily Express 'A crime writing genius' Independent on Sunday

Until You Are Dead updated

Until You Are Dead  updated
Author: Julian Sher
Publsiher: Seal Books
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2010-06-18
ISBN 10: 0307365840
ISBN 13: 9780307365842
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Until You Are Dead updated Book Review:

FULLY REVISED AND UPDATED National Bestseller Winner of the Canadian Authors Association Birks Family Foundation Award for Biography Finalist for the Writers’ Trust Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing The investigation that helped Truscott get a new appeal. In 1959, a popular schoolboy, just 14 years old, was convicted and sentenced to hang for the rape and murder of his 12-year-old classmate. That summer, Canada lost its innocence and the shocking story of Steven Truscott became imprinted on the nation’s memory. First published in 2001, “Until You Are Dead” revealed new witnesses, leads and evidence never presented to the courts. Now this national bestseller is fully revised and updated, and takes readers from that fateful night in 1959 up to the new appeal granted to Truscott in 2006. Julian Sher’s award-winning and insightful chronicle details Steven Truscott’s dramatic final battle – with the help of his family, investigative journalists and lawyers – to clear his name once and for all. From the Paperback edition.