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Conviction

By Denise Mina
  • ISBN Code: : 031652848X
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
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A true crime podcast sets a trophy wife's present life on a collision course with her secret past in this "blazingly intense" Reese Witherspoon book club pick and New York Times Best Crime Novel of the Year (A. J. Finn). The day Anna McDonald's quiet, respectable life exploded started off like all the days before: Packing up the kids for school, making breakfast, listening to yet another true crime podcast. Then her husband comes downstairs with an announcement, and Anna is suddenly, shockingly alone. Reeling, desperate for distraction, Anna returns to the podcast. Other people's problems are much better than one's own -- a sunken yacht, a murdered family, a hint of international conspiracy. But this case actually is Anna's problem. She knows one of the victims from an earlier life, a life she's taken great pains to leave behind. And she is convinced that she knows what really happened. Then an unexpected visitor arrives on her front stoop, a meddling neighbor intervenes, and life as Anna knows it is well and truly over. The devils of her past are awakened -- and they're in hot pursuit. Convinced she has no other options, Anna goes on the run, and in pursuit of the truth, with a washed-up musician at her side and the podcast as her guide. Conviction is "daredevil storytelling at its finest" (NPR's Fresh Air), a breathtaking thriller from one of the most "superbly talented" writers of our time (Hank Phillippi Ryan, bestselling author of Trust Me).

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Truth and Conviction

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  • Publisher : UBC Press
  • Book Code : 0774837519
  • Total of Pages : 230
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 304
  • Pdf File: truth-and-conviction.pdf

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The name “Donald Marshall Jr.” is synonymous with “wrongful conviction” and the fight for Indigenous rights in Canada. In Truth and Conviction, Jane McMillan – Marshall’s former partner, an acclaimed anthropologist, and an original defendant in the Supreme Court’s Marshall decision – tells the story of how Marshall’s life-long battle against injustice permeated Canadian legal consciousness and revitalized Indigenous law. Marshall died in 2009, but his legacy lives on. Mi’kmaq continue to assert their rights and build justice programs grounded in customary laws and practices, key steps in the path to self-determination and reconciliation.

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  • Publisher : Greenhaven Publishing LLC
  • Book Code : 1534505172
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Young Adult Nonfiction
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1682998584
  • Total of Pages : 304
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Core of Conviction

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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101563575
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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  • Pdf File: core-of-conviction.pdf

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Michele Bachmann is one of the most compelling leaders in America. But despite all the magazine covers and cable television stories, most people don't know who she really is, where she comes from, or what she believes. So she decided to tell her own story and let the reader decide. As you'll learn in this fascinating memoir, Bachmann wasn't the type of kid who started dreaming about the White House in elementary school. She grew up in Iowa and Minnesota as a typical midwestern girl, grounded by her family and her faith. She was raised to believe in the American dream: that anyone could succeed if they worked hard and took advantage of this country's boundless opportunities. She followed her dreams to college and law school, pursued a career as a federal tax attorney, started a successful business with her loving husband, raised five great kids and (over time) twenty-three foster children. By her early forties she was very happy as a full-time mom and homemaker and was a leading education reform advocate in Minnesota. Then she became what she calls "an accidental politician." The political insiders who ran Minnesota held a one-party line-Al Franken-style liberalism. Bachmann became especially concerned about a state-mandated education curriculum that stressed political correctness over academic excellence. She started making calls, writing letters, and recruiting others to act. When her state senator (an entrenched insider) refused to listen, someone had to challenge him for his seat. No one else volunteered, so Bachmann jumped in-and won. That was the start of an amazing journey from obscurity to the state senate, to the U.S. Congress, to an underdog campaign for president. Along the way her style has been consistent. She says what she means and she does it. She is the rare political figure who fights for her beliefs. She speaks from the heart, with common sense about limited government, the sanctity of life and marriage, the power of free enterprise, and the need to confront America's enemies. She also talks about putting principles above partisanship, even if that means ruffling the feathers of the Republican elite. As Bachmann puts it, the Republican coalition is traditionally a "three-legged stool"-economic conservatives, social conservatives, and national security conservatives. Like Ronald Reagan, she represents all three groups. And in addition, as the founder of the Tea Party caucus in Congress, Bachmann considers the Tea Party the dynamic fourth leg of the coalition, in support of a return to constitutional conservatism. This book will show you why Michele Bachmann believes ordinary people can take on the establishment and win. "Armed with values and faith, supported by family and fellow citizens, together we can do much. We can secure what people are yearning for-the chance to take our country back. Just watch."

WRONGFUL CONVICTION

By John A. Humphrey,Kaitlyn M. Clarke
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  • Publisher : Charles C Thomas Publisher
  • Book Code : 0398092060
  • Total of Pages : 262
  • Category : Criminal justice, Administration of
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  • Pdf File: wrongful-conviction.pdf

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The magnitude of wrongful conviction is increasing across the country and around the world, with individuals arrested, convicted, and incarcerated for extended periods of time. This book provides an understanding of legal remedies, organizational reforms, and policy changes that have been proposed and implemented. In various jurisdictions, these procedures reduce the likelihood of a wrongful conviction. Legal and organizational reforms and changes in criminal justice policy are considered at three key junctures of the process: (1) the investigation, evidence gathering, and forensic analysis, (2) prosecutorial decision-making, and (3) the judicial review and exoneration of a wrongfully convicted defendant. Each chapter opens with a wrongful case vignette that illustrates the reform strategies being considered. The investigatory process is studied on each case, and the police process is analyzed in detail. Part 1 includes the introductory chapter that provides an overview of wrongful convictions, and the investigatory process routinely employed to gather evidence and identify a suspect. The analysis of forensic evidence is explored, including the chain of custody, contamination of the evidence, misinterpretation, and the falsification of forensic reports. Part 2 focuses on the prosecutors, defense attorneys, judges and juries. Plea bargaining strategies, coaching witnesses, violations of the rules of discovery, use of jailhouse snitches, inadequate defense counseling, lack of preparation and adequate resources are examined. Part 3 analyzes the processes involved in the reversal of wrongful convictions, the judicial review, and obstacles encountered in the exoneration process. In addition, the authors provide a thorough analytical overview of the criminal justice processes involved in wrongful conviction and the reforms that are needed to prevent and reverse injustices. This book is an invaluable resource for prosecutors, defense attorneys, judges, advocates for the wrongfully convicted, criminal justice policymakers, law and society, and will contribute to academic courses in the fields of criminology and justice.

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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1509920986
  • Total of Pages : 312
  • Category : Law
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The legal position of convicted offenders is complex, as are the social consequences that can result from a criminal conviction. After they have served their sentences, custodial or not, convicted offenders often continue to be subject to numerous restrictions, in many cases indefinitely, due to their criminal conviction. In short, criminal convictions can have adverse legal consequences that may affect convicted offenders in several aspects of their lives. In turn, these legal consequences can have broader social consequences. Legal consequences are often not formally part of the criminal law, but are regulated by different areas of law, such as administrative law, constitutional law, labour law, civil law, and immigration law. For this reason, they are often obscured from judges as well as from defendants and their legal representatives in the courtroom. The breadth, severity and longevity and often hidden nature of these restrictions raises the question of whether offenders' fundamental rights are sufficiently protected. This book explores the nature and extent of the legal consequences of criminal convictions in Europe, Australia and the USA. It addresses the following questions: What legal consequences can a criminal conviction have? How do these consequences affect convicted offenders? And how can and should these consequences be limited by law?

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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Book Code : 1429934077
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Political Science
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  • Publisher : Picador
  • Book Code : 1250120241
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Social Science
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  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Book Code : 0814772684
  • Total of Pages : 196
  • Category : Law
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Book Short Summary:

Innocent graphically documents forty-two recent criminal cases to find evidence of shocking miscarriages of justice, especially in murder cases. Based upon interviews with more than 200 people and reviews of hundreds internal case files, court records, smoking-gun memoranda, and other documents, Scott Christianson gets inside the legal cases, revealing the mistakes, abuses, and underlying factors that led to miscarriages of justice, while also describing how determined prisoners, post-conviction attorneys, advocates, and journalists struggle against tremendous odds to try to win their exonerations. The result is a powerful work that recounts the human costs of a criminal justice system gone awry, and shows us how wrongful convictions can—and do—happen everywhere.

Wrongful Conviction and Criminal Justice Reform

By Marvin Zalman,Julia Carrano
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1135077444
  • Total of Pages : 334
  • Category : Social Science
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  • Pdf File: wrongful-conviction-and-criminal-justice-reform.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Wrongful Conviction and Criminal Justice Reform is an important addition to the literature and teaching on innocence reform. This book delves into wrongful convictions studies but expands upon them by offering potential reforms that would alleviate the problem of wrongful convictions in the criminal justice system. Written to be accessible to students, Wrongful Conviction and Criminal Justice Reform is a main text for wrongful convictions courses or a secondary text for more general courses in criminal justice, political science, and law school innocence clinics.

Wrongful Conviction and Criminal Justice Reform

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1135077436
  • Total of Pages : 334
  • Category : Social Science
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  • Pdf File: wrongful-conviction-and-criminal-justice-reform.pdf

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Wrongful Conviction and Criminal Justice Reform is an important addition to the literature and teaching on innocence reform. This book delves into wrongful convictions studies but expands upon them by offering potential reforms that would alleviate the problem of wrongful convictions in the criminal justice system. Written to be accessible to students, Wrongful Conviction and Criminal Justice Reform is a main text for wrongful convictions courses or a secondary text for more general courses in criminal justice, political science, and law school innocence clinics.

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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 9353578590
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : True Crime
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SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE.Notorious godman Asaram Bapu, aka Asumal Sirumalani Harpalani, serves life imprisonment in the Central Jail Jodhpur. He was convicted for the rape of a minor and also has murder charges against him.Gunning for the Godman is the no-holds-barred, first-hand account of how Ajay Lamba, then DCP Jodhpur (West), landed the case and got a team of dedicated officers together. It is the story of how, foiling the Baba's many attempts to get away scot-free, they arrested him in a matter of only ten days, and how they assiduously saw the victim and her family through a four-year long trial. This, despite the countless threats to not only the girl and her family, but also to DCP Lamba's own family and team.A testimony to unrelenting courage, this story of a dynamic police officer's pursuit of justice is a lesson for these troubled times.*** DISCLAIMER: As on the date of publication of this book, the appeal of Sanchita [email protected] against the order of conviction passed by the Special Court (POCSO) Jodhpur, is pending before the Hon'ble Rajasthan High Court. The sentence awarded to Sanchita [email protected] has been suspended during the pendency of the appeal.

Convicted but Innocent

By C. Ronald Huff,Arye Rattner,Edward Sagarin
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  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Book Code : 1452236283
  • Total of Pages : 204
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 999
  • Pdf File: convicted-but-innocent.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Addressing the specific issues surrounding wrongful convictions and their implications for society, Convicted but Innocent includes: survey data concerning the possible magnitude of the problem and its causes; fascinating actual case samples; detailed analyses of the major factors associated with wrongful conviction; discussion of public policy implications; and recommendations for reducing the occurrence of such convictions. The authors maintain that while no system of justice can be perfect, a focus on preventable errors can substantially reduce the number of current conviction injustices.

The Monfils Conspiracy

By Denis Gullickson,John Gaie
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 9780595605651
  • Total of Pages : 520
  • Category : True Crime
  • Members : 635
  • Pdf File: the-monfils-conspiracy.pdf

Book Short Summary:

On November 21, 1992, Thomas Monfils, an employee at the James River paper mill in Green Bay, Wisconsin, disappeared. After an intensive search, his body was found the next evening, submerged in a pulp vat. The police called it murder. In 1995, six of Monfils coworkers were wrongfully convicted of his death, the result of a preordained theory and a reckless prosecution. Highly detailed and meticulously researched, The Monfils Conspiracy reveals the true story of a botched case that landed six innocent men in prison. Through extensive interviews, court documents, police reports, and other documentation, Denis Gullickson and John Gaie present a powerful look at the troubling events surrounding the death of Thomas Monfils and the mistake-riddled investigation that followed. Gullickson and Gaie trace the futile twenty-nine month investigation between the time of Monfils death and the conviction, one pock-marked with dead end leads and overlooked evidence. Using solid facts, they lay bare the weaknesses, inconsistencies, and secrets in the prosecutions case and the jurys erroneous rush to judgment. As recently as 2001, a federal judge ordered the release of one of the men, citing a lack of evidence, and further suggesting the original proof as unsound. Fifteen years after Monfils death and a dozen years after his coworkers convictions, The Monfils Conspiracy shatters the myths surrounding this case and opens the door to justiceand the truth.

Conviction Machine

By Harvey Silverglate,Sidney Powell
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  • Publisher : Encounter Books
  • Book Code : 159403804X
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 821
  • Pdf File: conviction-machine.pdf

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In 2009, Harvey A. Silverglate, a prominent criminal defense and civil liberties lawyer, published his landmark critique of the federal criminal justice system, Three Felonies a Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent. In 2014, Sidney Powell, a former federal prosecutor in three districts under nine United States Attorneys from both political parties and who has been lead counsel in 500 federal appeals, published her landmark indictment of the system, Licensed To Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice, after she witnessed appalling abuses by prosecutors—more than a decade after she entered private practice. Now these two leading authorities have combined their knowledge, experiences, and talents to produce a much-needed and long-awaited blueprint for reforming the way business is conducted within the Department of Justice and in the federal criminal courts. Both Powell and Silverglate decided to join forces to write this essential and long-awaited book in order to answer the questions and the challenges that each of them has faced over the past several years: “OK,” they’ve been told. “We understand your criticisms. Now how about telling us what has to be done to restore justice to federal criminal justice.” This collaboration is their response.

Conviction Of The Innocent

By Chester Porter
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  • Publisher : Random House Australia
  • Book Code : 1864714360
  • Total of Pages : 290
  • Category : Law
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How the law can let us down 'The presumption of innocence is the keystone of liberty. Yet it is constantly under attack and is liable to be whittled away, particularly in times of crisis. It is for all thinking citizens to ensure that the presumption of innocence is a reality.' It is the foundation of Western legal systems that an accused person is presumed innocent until their crime is conclusively proven. Yet despite technological improvements - such as the use of DNA testing of suspects - grave miscarriages of justice still occur all too frequently. From the Dreyfus Affair to Lindy Chamberlain, from minor traffic offences to the worst sexual crimes, citizens have been wrongly accused and falsely convicted. Sometimes deliberate police malpractice has been the cause; sometimes a politically convenient willingness by governments and juries to lighten the burden of proof in order to achieve 'a result'. How can this happen, and - more importantly - why do we allow it to continue happening? With his characteristic insight and advocacy skills, Chester Porter QC argues that wrongful conviction is an issue of urgency, and that governments must do more to protect their citizens from miscarriages of justice.

The Conviction of Hope

By Janeen Ann O'Connell
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  • Publisher : Next Chapter
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 162
  • Category : Fiction
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It’s 1796, twenty-two-year old Elizabeth Bartlett has lost her baby, been convicted of a crime she didn’t commit, and sent from Dublin to the other side of the world. Will sanity prevail? When she’s sent to work for James Bryan Cullen Elizabeth waits for him to want more than cleaning and cooking. Is Cullen the gentle soul he appears to be? In a society that treats her as worthless, should Elizabeth dare to hope?

The Victimology of a Wrongful Conviction

By Nicky Jackson,Kathryn M. Campbell,Margaret Pate
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  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Book Code : 100059596X
  • Total of Pages : 180
  • Category : Law
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This book exposes the myriad of victims of wrongful conviction by going beyond the innocent person who has been wrongfully incarcerated to include the numerous indirect victims who suffer collaterally. In no way overlooking the egregious effects on the wrongfully convicted, this book widens the net to also examine consequences for family, friends, co-workers, witnesses, the initial victims of the crime, and society in general—all indirect victims who are often forgotten in treatments of wrongful conviction. Utilizing interviews of exonerees and indirect victims, the authors capture the tangible and intangible costs of victimization across the board. The prison experience is examined through the lens of an innocent person, and the psychological impact of incarceration for the exoneree is explored. Special attention is given to the often-ignored experience of female exonerees and to the impact of race as a compounding factor in a vast number of miscarriages of justice. The book concludes with an overview of the victimization experiences that follow exonerees upon release. Unique to this book is its interdisciplinary approach to the troubling subject of wrongful conviction, combining perspectives from a number of fields, including criminal justice, criminology, victimology, psychology, sociology, social justice, history, political science, and law. Undergraduate and graduate students in these disciplines will find this book helpful in their respective areas of study, and professionals in the legal system will benefit from appreciation of the far-reaching costs of wrongful convictions.

A Lawful Conviction

By Fred Shearer
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1665523379
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 409
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A Lawful Conviction is a quickly paced story that finds sixteen year old Jamaal Compton lawfully convicted and sentenced as an adult for the accidental death of his mother's abusive boyfriend. He is ushered into an adult prison system where he is preyed upon and eventually sexually assaulted by a powerfully influential prisoner who wields a lot of control. During this assault Jamaal did not fight his assailant off, yell for help, or do anything to discourage this attack from happening. Jamaal is left physically and emotionally traumatized while questioning his own sexual identity, in addition to how he is now being viewed by other prisoners. He is quickly labeled a homosexual; however, when his assailant returns for more sex, Jamaal kills him with a homemade knife that he gets from the only real friend he has. This violent incident all but seals Jamaal's fate in prison and presents him with the possibility of spending the rest of his life incarcerated. He is charged with murder and appointed an attorney who is determined to convince him to plead guilty and accept a plea bargain. But in a strange twist, a streetwise black attorney who is related to one of the prisoners incarcerated at the facility where Jamaal is, reluctantly decides to meet Jamaal during an impromptu visit to the prison while visiting his own relative. The attorney gasp at the sight of Jamaal when he is brought in for a conference, not realizing that he would be interviewing a young kid as all of his preconceived notions and stereotypes that he had built up over the years instantly vanished. He agrees to represent Jamaal for the murder of his assailant. In court the case has loser written all over it when they are confronted with an all-white jury and an arrogant, special appointed prosecutor. But in an unprecedented legal maneuver Jamaal's attorney motions the court to allow the jury to view the crime scene. The prison.

Conviction

By Kelly Loy Gilbert
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  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Book Code : 1484719433
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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Winner of the Children's Choice Book Awards' Teen Choice Debut Author Award Ten years ago, Braden was given a sign, a promise that his family wouldn't fall apart the way he feared. But Braden got it wrong: his older brother, Trey, has been estranged from the family for almost as long, and his father, the only parent Braden has ever known, has been accused of murder. The arrest of Braden's father, a well-known Christian radio host has sparked national media attention. His fate lies in his son's hands; Braden is the key witness in his father's upcoming trial. Braden has always measured himself through baseball. He is the star pitcher in his small town of Ornette, and his ninety-four mile per hour pitch already has minor league scouts buzzing in his junior year. Now the rules of the sport that has always been Braden's saving grace are blurred in ways he never realized, and the prospect of playing against Alex Reyes, the nephew of the police officer his father is accused of killing, is haunting his every pitch. Braden faces an impossible choice, one that will define him for the rest of his life, in this brutally honest debut novel about family, faith, and the ultimate test of conviction.

Rectify

By Lara Bazelon
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  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Book Code : 080702919X
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 613
  • Pdf File: rectify.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Makes a powerful argument for adopting a model of restorative justice as part of the Innocence Movement so exonerees, crime victims, and their communities can come together to heal. In Rectify, a former Innocence Project director and journalist Lara Bazelon puts a face to the growing number of men and women exonerated from crimes that kept them behind bars for years—sometimes decades—and that devastate not only the exonerees but also their families, the crime victims who mistakenly identified them as perpetrators, the jurors who convicted them, and the prosecutors who realized too late that they helped convict an innocent person. Bazelon focuses on Thomas Haynesworth, a teenager arrested for multiple rapes in Virginia, and Janet Burke, a rape victim who mistakenly IDed him. It took over two decades before he was exonerated. Conventional wisdom points to an exoneration as a happy ending to tragic tales of injustice, such as Haynesworth’s. However, even when the physical shackles are left behind, invisible ones can be profoundly more difficult to unlock. In the midst of Bazelon’s frustration over the blatant limitations of courts and advocates, her hope is renewed by the fledgling but growing movement to apply the centuries-old practice of restorative justice to wrongful conviction cases. Using the stories of Thomas Haynesworth, Janet Burke, and other crime victims and exonerees, she demonstrates how the transformative experience of connecting isolated individuals around mutual trauma and a shared purpose of repairing harm unite unlikely allies. Movingly written and vigorously researched, Rectify takes to task the far-reaching failures of our criminal justice system and offers a window into a future where the power it yields can be used in pursuit of healing and unity rather than punishment and blame.

Infinite Hope

By Anthony Graves
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  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Book Code : 0807062545
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 133
  • Pdf File: infinite-hope.pdf

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Written by a wrongfully convicted man who spent 16 years in solitary confinement and 12 years on death row, a powerful memoir about fighting for—and winning—exoneration. In the summer of 1992, a grandmother, a teenage girl, and four children under the age of ten were beaten and stabbed to death in Somerville, Texas. The perpetrator set the house on fire to cover his tracks, deepening the heinousness of the crime and rocking the tiny community to its core. Authorities were eager to make an arrest. Five days later, Anthony Graves was in custody. Graves, then twenty-six years old and without an attorney, was certain that his innocence was obvious. He did not know the victims, he had no knowledge about the crime, and he had an airtight alibi with witnesses. There was also no physical evidence linking him to the scene. Yet Graves was indicted, convicted of capital murder, sentenced to death, and, over the course of twelve years on death row, given two execution dates. He was not freed for eighteen years, two months, four days. Through years of suffering the whims of rogue prosecutors, vote-hungry district attorneys, and Texas State Rangers who played by their own rules, Graves was frequently exposed to the dire realities of being poor and black in the criminal justice system. He witnessed fellow inmates who became his friends and confidants be taken away, one by one, to their deaths. And he missed out on seeing his three young sons mature into men. Graves’s only solace was his infinite hope that the state would not execute him for a crime he did not commit. To maintain his dignity and sanity, Graves made sure as many people as possible knew about his case. He wrote letters to whomever he thought would listen. Pen pals in countries all over the world became allies, and he attracted the attention of a savvy legal team that overcame setback after setback, chiseling away at the state’s faulty case against him. Everyone’s efforts eventually worked. After Graves’s exoneration, the original prosecutor on his case was disbarred. Graves is one of a growing number of innocent people exonerated from death row. The moving account of his saga—of his ultimate fight for freedom from inside a prison cell—is as haunting as it is poignant, and as shameful to the legal system as it is inspiring to those on the losing end of it.

Familiarity and Conviction in the Criminal Justice System

By Joanna Pozzulo,Emily Pica,Chelsea Sheahan
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0190874821
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 823
  • Pdf File: familiarity-and-conviction-in-the-criminal-justice-system.pdf

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Eyewitness research has focused mainly on stranger identification, but identification is also critical for the "familiar stranger", and understanding how variability in an eyewitness's familiarity with the perpetrator may influence recall and recognition accuracy will facilitate swifter and more just resolutions to crime. Familiarity and Conviction in the Criminal Justice System examines the notion of familiarity between an eyewitness/victim and a perpetrator, ranging from complete unfamiliarity (as with a total stranger) to a very familiar other. Authors Joanna Pozzulo, Emily Pica, and Chelsea Sheahan define what is meant by "familiarity" in an eyewitness context and how it has been operationalized and manipulated, exploring factors that may interact with familiarity and examining jurors' perceptions of it. The first half of the book draws on various sub-areas of psychology to understand familiarity against the backdrop of eyewitness identification: social psychology theories of how familiarity is established; cognitive psychology and its theories of recognition; face processing literature; and eyewitness literature. The second half of the book surveys system and estimator variables that influence identification, such as lineup procedures, interviewing techniques, the role of age, race, and more; as well as how familiarity is weighed in juror decision-making. A final chapter issues a call for continuing research examining the notion of familiarity and its impact on the criminal justice system.

Slave of Conviction Diary of Corruption

By Roy Chauvin Retired LDWF Agent
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  • Publisher : Page Publishing Inc
  • Book Code : 1662435266
  • Total of Pages : 214
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 975
  • Pdf File: slave-of-conviction-diary-of-corruption.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Throughout life, most people have to struggle with making life’s decisions. These decisions not only involve the individual making the decision but also his family and in some cases the public. The life of a law enforcement officer involves all three. This burden is often stressful taxing one’s conscience to the breaking point. The individual has to rely on his family background and values instilled in him throughout his life. A strong faith and belief that all has to be fair and just is viewed as an idealistic approach that everyone strives toward in making decisions. To truly adopt this fairness honesty and justice philosophy in your life’s decisions is extremely difficult in today’s world. Many choose to prostitute their convictions for their jobs, money, status, and power rationalizing their decisions for personal gain, leaving humanity in ashes. As a law enforcement officer, his daily decisions directly effects his fellow man. This burden is self-inflicted by the individual to do the right thing, or to go along with the good-old-boy attitude. The latter accomplishes nothing and is actually looked down upon by the honest public. The public truly wants a leader they can trust to carry out this honesty and justice philosophy; however, the public has no clue to the sacrifices that one has to make in order to achieve these goals. In order for one to fulfill his mission on striving for honesty and fairness, he has to become a slave of convictions. Thus, the partial title. This title must be evaluated by the reader of the book on whether or not the main character in the book was, in fact, dedicated to his convictions. By infusing the diary of corruption into the book title poses to the reader a decision-making process in which he decides whether the diary is proof that corruption exist or all this is just the way it is and no one can change these practices. The actual diaries represent a compilation of daily entries into the diaries documenting the author’s daily life. The author of this book does not seek the approval of his life’s path but rather poses the question. What would you do if you were in his shoes? Walk the walk and talk the talk or acquiesce because it is too costly. Fairness. Honesty. Justice for all. I hope.

Cast Iron Conviction

By Jessica Beck
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  • Publisher : Cozy Publishing
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 749
  • Pdf File: cast-iron-conviction.pdf

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From New York Times Bestselling Author Jessica Beck, creator of the Donut Mysteries, a new entry in the Cast Iron Cooking Mysteries! When Albert Yeats unexpectedly appears in Maple Crest, North Carolina, everyone is surprised to see him. After all, ten years earlier, he’d been convicted of murdering Mitchell Wells, and he’d received a life sentence without parole. It turns out though, that the state made a mistake, and Albert is back in town to track down the real killer himself. Cast Iron Store and Grill owners Pat and Annie are quickly embroiled in the case as well as the investigation touches someone close to the twins, and they find themselves trying to solve a murder in the past that soon generates a brand new homicide in the present.

Live to Tell

By Anthony Wright
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1664182063
  • Total of Pages : 110
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 513
  • Pdf File: live-to-tell.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Anthony Wright had a shot at making the NFL as a running back in the early 1990s. But his hopes and dreams were shattered when in 1991, he returned home to Philadelphia and was charged with capital murder—accused of raping and killing an elderly woman. Attorneys Peter Neufeld, Nina Morrison, Sam Silver, and Rebecca Lacer (all lawyers of the Innocence Project) believed in his innocence. DNA testing exonerated him of the vicious crime, and a second jury acquitted him of all charges. He walked out of prison Aug. 23, 2016, a free and innocent man. After so many hopeless and lonely nights, so many rejections of his innocence by the police, district attorneys, courts, judges on all appeal levels, and the first jury, the world finally learned the truth. This book takes you through the interrogation, investigation, and trial that led to an innocent man being sentenced to life in prison without parole. It exposes the flaws in the system through the incredible story of a wrongfully convicted man.

30 Days of Conviction

By S.E.Norton
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  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Book Code : 1449757855
  • Total of Pages : 80
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 202
  • Pdf File: 30-days-of-conviction.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This is an intensive thirty-day journey into your walk with God. I was hellbound for years, doing what I thought would get me to heaven, rather than doing what the Bible said. I wrote this book so everyone could know where they stand with God, because eternity is not the place to realize for the first time what Jesus did for you on that cross.

The Boy on the Bicycle

By Nate Hendley
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  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Book Code : 145974912X
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : True Crime
  • Members : 471
  • Pdf File: the-boy-on-the-bicycle.pdf

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On the night of September 15, 1956, a seven-year-old child was murdered on the deserted grounds of the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) in Toronto. The main suspect was a teenage boy seen near the crime scene on a bicycle. Toronto police arrested Ron Moffatt, a fourteen-year-old former CNE employee who vaguely fit the description of the suspect. During a tough interrogation, Ron falsely confessed and was convicted at trial. In truth, Ron couldn’t ride a bicycle and was innocent; his phony admission was the product of fear and pressure tactics. The real culprit — sex offender and serial killer Peter Woodcock — remained at large, preying on new victims. This shocking story has eerie parallels to the Steven Truscott case (which also involved a fourteen-year-old Ontario boy accused of murder) but has been largely forgotten until now. A powerful account about a coerced confession, a fumbled police investigation and the crusading lawyer who fought to free Ron from custody.

Back from the Dead: A Landmark Ruling of Wrongful Conviction in China Penguin Specials

By Jiahong He
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  • Publisher : Penguin Group Australia
  • Book Code : 0734310420
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 947
  • Pdf File: back-from-the-dead.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In April 1994, the body of an unidentified woman is found in a local village pond. Suspicion falls on She Xianglin, the husband of a local woman reported missing months earlier. With such a high profile case in the balance and no other suspects, the police focus on the one thing that can clinch the case: a confession. She Xianglin is detained, convicted and imprisoned, and the case is closed with swift justice. But eleven years later when a mysterious woman claiming to be the wife of She Xianglin reappears, she sets into motion a series of events truly stranger than fiction. Back from the Dead tells the fascinating story of one of China's most notorious wrongful conviction cases. Well-written and engaging, the reader learns not just about the She Xianglin case, but about the Chinese legal system and Chinese culture as well. The lessons from the She Xianglin case—regarding police tunnel vision, the problems of false confessions, and how politics can affect justice—ring true not just in China, but in every legal system around the world. A must read for anyone interested in criminal justice and comparative law.' Mark Godsey Director, Rosenthal Institute for Justice/Ohio Innocence Project. Back from the Dead is both an intriguing tale of murder and a fascinating insight into the workings of China's criminal justice system. It serves as a vital reminder of the importance of safeguarding suspect rights. It is powerfully optimistic and life-affirming & bizarrely so!' Amber Marks, author of Headspace. 'Professor He Jiahong has provided us with a meticulously detailed account of both the legal and factual aspects of the wrongful detention, conviction and imprisonment of She Xianglin for a murder he did not commit. This was one of the infamous cases of miscarriage of justice where popular outrage forced a reconsideration of the administration of criminal justice in China, in particular the use of capital punishment. But, this story does much more than recite the terrible wrong done to an innocent man. Professor He's account of this case reminds us of the very human dimensions of the lives of people caught up in this case and in other cases like it. It brings home to us the many differing ways miscarriages of justice damage, even destroy, the lives of all those involved. Far from concluding that such a case is extraordinary, we are ultimately left with the very uncomfortable sense of how ordinary it might be for such miscarriages of justice to be produced by China's criminal justice system where incentives and pressures to 'solve' such cases are strong and institutional checks and balances are weak.' Sarah Biddulph Professor and Associate Director (China), Asian Law Centre, Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne

Compassion (&) Conviction

By Justin Giboney,Michael Wear,Chris Butler
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  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Book Code : 0830848118
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 358
  • Pdf File: compassion.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Have you ever felt too progressive for conservatives, but too conservative for progressives? It's easy for faithful Christians to grow disillusioned with civic engagement or fall into tribal extremes. Representing the AND Campaign, the authors of this book lay out the biblical case for political engagement and help Christians navigate the complex world of politics with integrity.

Murder in the Graveyard: A Brutal Murder. A Wrongful Conviction. A 27-Year Fight for Justice.

By Don Hale
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Book Code : 0008348545
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : True Crime
  • Members : 561
  • Pdf File: murder-in-the-graveyard.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A gripping true crime investigation into the longest miscarriage of justice in British legal history.