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Great Prosecutions (CRIME, CRIMINAL JUSTICE)

Peacock, Nancy; Sarat, Austin

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ISBN 10: 0791042928 / ISBN 13: 9780791042922
Published by Chelsea House Pub, 2001
Condition: Good Hardcover
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2002. LIBRARY BINDING. A good ex-library hardcover with typical library markings. An occasional smudge or mark, otherwise clean pages. Minor cover wear. No dust jacket. Booksavers receives donated books and recycles them in a variety of ways. Proceeds benefit the work of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) in the U.S. and around the world. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000191616

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Title: Great Prosecutions (CRIME, CRIMINAL JUSTICE)

Publisher: Chelsea House Pub

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

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Discusses five cases of heinous crimes, including genocide, murder, and serial rape, in which prosecutors used extraordinary legal or evidentiary strategies to present the case.

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Gr. 8-12. There are enough gruesome references here, in both photos and text, to keep squeamish readers away, but there's also plenty of information in this volume in the Crime, Justice, and Punishment series. Peacock focuses on five twentieth-century cases, several of which have had significant impact on America's system of jurisprudence. The writing is dramatic, as are the circumstances of each case and the trials themselves: the Nuremberg trials, the prosecution of Byron De La Beckwith for the murder of civil rights activist Medgar Evers, the case of serial rapist Tommy Lee Andrews, and the trials of the "Manson Family" and Al Capone. Unfortunately, there's no documentation for quotes, nor are there footnotes. But the writing is smooth, and in each instance, Peacock ensures that readers come away with a clear sense of the difficulties of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt and the reason that's so important. Black-and-white photos are scattered throughout; further readings are appended. Stephanie Zvirin
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