Innocent or Guilty

Innocent or Guilty
Author: A. M. Taylor
Pages: 366
ISBN: 9780008312930
Available:
Release: 2019-09-28
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A gripping psychological thriller full of twists and turns!

Why the Innocent Plead Guilty and the Guilty Go Free

Why the Innocent Plead Guilty and the Guilty Go Free
Author: Judge Jed S. Rakoff
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780374722067
Available:
Release: 2021-02-16
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A senior federal judge’s incisive, unsettling exploration of some of the paradoxes that define the judiciary today, Why the Innocent Plead Guilty and the Guilty Go Free features essays examining why innocent people plead guilty, why high-level executives aren’t prosecuted, why you won’t get your day in court, and why the judiciary is curtailing its own constitutionally mandated power. How can we be proud of a system of justice that often pressures the innocent to plead guilty? How can we claim that justice is equal when we imprison thousands of poor Black men for relatively modest crimes but rarely prosecute rich white executives who commit crimes having far greater impact? How can we applaud the Supreme Court’s ever-more-limited view of its duty to combat excesses by the president? The federal judge Jed S. Rakoff, a leading authority on white-collar crime, explores these and other puzzles in Why the Innocent Plead Guilty and the Guilty Go Free, a startling account of our broken legal system. Grounded in Rakoff’s twenty-four years as a federal trial judge in New York in addition to the many years he worked as a federal prosecutor and criminal defense lawyer, Rakoff ’s assessment of our justice system illuminates some of our most urgent legal, social, and political issues: plea deals and class-action lawsuits, corporate impunity and the death penalty, the perils of eyewitness testimony and forensic science, the war on terror and the expanding reach of the executive branch. A fundamental problem, he reveals, is that the judiciary is constraining its own constitutional powers. Like few others, Rakoff understands the values that animate the best aspects of our legal system—and has a close-up view of our failure to live up to these ideals. But he sees within this gap great opportunities for practical reform, and a public mandate to make our justice system truly just.

Guilt of the Innocent

Guilt of the Innocent
Author: Deb Ann
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781684091348
Available:
Release: 2016-12-01
Editor: Page Publishing Inc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

: What do you do when you find yourself serving on the jury for a murder of which you committed? Do you try to persuade your fellow jury members that the person being accused is guilty, therefore guaranteeing your freedom, or do you not allow an innocent man to spend his life in prison so you convince them of his innocence, which will result in the authorities seeking out a new suspect? When Michael confronts the priest he discovers is responsible for his son’s suicide, things get out of hand, and the result is accidental death. Michael doesn’t speak up whenever the authorities investigate someone else for the crime, and now a jury summons arrives in his mail. What to do . . .

The Guilty Innocent

The Guilty Innocent
Author: Shannon Adamcik
Pages: 370
ISBN: 9780988240926
Available:
Release: 2012-10-28
Editor: Shannon Adamcik
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sixteen-year-old Cassie Jo Stoddard agreed to house sit for relatives on the weekend of September 22, 2006. It was something the teenager had done before…but this time something went terribly wrong. When the family returned home at the end of the weekend they found Cassie lying on their living room floor brutally stabbed to death. Detectives focused on two of Cassie’s classmates who had briefly visited her on the night that she was murdered: Torey Adamcik and Brian Draper. Initially both boys denied any knowledge of the crime, but after two separate interrogations, Brian Draper told detectives a chilling story of murder straight out of a horror movie. The two boys were immediately arrested, and a shocking videotape was discovered that seemed to depict the two teens not only planning the cold-blooded murder, but celebrating it. Community outrage was strong and immediate. The public demanded justice. But was the video actually what it appeared to be: a cold-blooded documentary that detailed the plotting of Cassie’s murder; or something else entirely? Could anyone uncover the truth in time and convince a jury that sometimes things aren't always what they appear to be? The Guilty Innocent is narrated by Shannon Adamcik, mother of Torey, one of the accused boys. It takes readers behind the scenes of a trial where prosecutors cared more about public opinion than truth, defense attorneys, who had never argued a murder case, were in over their heads, and a young boy’s life hung in the balance. The United States is the only country in the world that will charge a juvenile as an adult and sentence them to life without parole. As the mother of one such child, I know exactly what happens when a juvenile is placed in adult court where they cannot defend themselves. They are immediately cut off from all human contact, locked in isolation, and railroaded through a justice system they simply cannot comprehend. Consequently, many of these juveniles are sentenced too much longer and harsher terms than their adult counterparts. I've personally lived through this, and I was compelled to write about it. I began for the simple reason that I had lived through this horrendous ordeal and I ached for someone to confide in. But reliving the most painful part of my life was extraordinarily difficult. Ultimately the only reason that I was able to persevere was my deep belief that the story was important and needed to be told. That is still true. This is a true story and no one can tell it better than the people who lived it. A crime reporter can look at the details of a case, but they cannot tell you how it feels to live through it. I can and I did. I used the pre-trial and trial transcripts, copies of the police reports, the autopsy and DNA reports, and DVD recordings of all of the evidence in the case. I've done copious research. But more importantly, I take readers step-by-step through what it feels like when your 16-year-old son is accused of first-degree murder; all the odds are stacked against him; and his defense is in the hands of attorneys you can’t fully trust to come through for you.

Innocent Or Guilty

Innocent Or Guilty
Author: Marion Greenhill
Pages: 160
ISBN: OCLC:6909259
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Release: 1800
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Not Guilty

Not Guilty
Author: Daniel Givelber,Amy Farrell
Pages: 211
ISBN: 9780814732175
Available:
Release: 2012-06-11
Editor: NYU Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“A brilliant book that masterfully debunks the conventional wisdom that those who are charged with crimes in our criminal justice system, even when they are acquitted at trial, are almost certainly guilty. It is a data-driven tour de force.” --Richard A. Leo, author of Police Interrogation and American Justice “Givelber and Farrell make a persuasive case that most jury acquittals are based on evidence not emotion, and that acquittals should be taken to mean what they say: that the defendant is Not Guilty.” --Samuel Gross, co-author of A Modern Approach to Evidence: Text, Problems, Transcripts, and Cases As scores of death row inmates are exonerated by DNA evidence and innocence commissions are set up across the country, conviction of the innocent has become a well-recognized problem. But our justice system makes both kinds of errors—we acquit the guilty and convict the innocent—and exploring the reasons why people are acquitted can help us to evaluate the efficiency and fairness of our criminal justice system. Not Guilty provides a sustained examination and analysis of the factors that lead juries to find defendants “not guilty,” as well as the connection between those factors and the possibility of factual innocence, examining why some criminal trials result in not guilty verdicts and what those verdicts suggest about the accuracy of our criminal process.

Innocent Until Proven Guilty

Innocent Until Proven Guilty
Author: Duane Gundrum
Pages: 220
ISBN: 9780595176335
Available:
Release: 2001-06-01
Editor: iUniverse
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A man murdered...A man framed for the murder with only a short time to prove his innocence before the killer strikes again and strikes at him. A murder mystery set at the highest levels of corporate America where lives are played as a game, where the results are success...or death.

Amanda Knox Innocent or Guilty

Amanda Knox  Innocent or Guilty
Author: J.D. Rockefeller
Pages: 28
ISBN:
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Release: 2016-12-05
Editor: J.D. Rockefeller
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When British student Meredith Kercher was murdered in 2007, Amanda Knox became quite the celebrity for her involvement in the murder. Knox was an American woman and roommate of Kercher. At the time of the murder, she was just twenty-two years old. With the many twists and turns that eventually resulted in the definitive acquittal of Knox by the Supreme Court of Italy, the Meredith Kercher murder and trial attracted a lot of media and public attention. So, who was Amanda Knox? Did she, in fact, kill Meredith Kercher or was she falsely accused in the murder? Who else was involved in this murder? What happened during the trial and why was she finally acquitted? Find the answers to all these questions in this book.

Guilty Until Proven Innocent

Guilty Until Proven Innocent
Author: Donald S. Connery
Pages: 439
ISBN: 0425233235
Available:
Release: 2010
Editor: Berkley
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Recounts the incredible ordeal of 18-year-old Peter Reilly, coerced by Connecticut state police into confessing to the murder of his mother and exonerated three years later through the efforts of outraged friends and neighbors. Reprint.

Guilty Until Proven Innocent

Guilty Until Proven Innocent
Author: Jon Robins
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781785903908
Available:
Release: 2018-05-08
Editor: Biteback Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Whenever a miscarriage of justice hits the headlines, it is tempting to dismiss it as an anomaly – a minor hiccup in an otherwise healthy judicial system. Yet the cases of injustice that feature in this book reveal that they are not just minor hiccups, but symptoms of a chronic illness plaguing the British legal system. Massive underfunding, catastrophic failures in policing and shoddy legal representation have all contributed to a deepening crisis – one that the watchdog set up for the very purpose of investigating miscarriages of justice has done precious little to remedy. Indeed, little has changed since the ‘bad old days’ of the Guildford Four and Birmingham Six. Award winning journalist Jon Robins lifts the lid on Britain’s legal scandals and exposes the disturbing complacency that has led to many innocent people being deemed guilty, either in the eyes of the law or in the court of public opinion.

Written in Blood

Written in Blood
Author: Diane Fanning
Pages: 320
ISBN: 1529103398
Available:
Release: 2018-08-20
Editor: Ebury Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Accident or Murder? The Petersons seemed like the ideal couple- well-respected, prosperous and happy. All that came crashing down December 2001, when Kathleen apparently fell to her death in their secluded home. But blood-spattered evidence and a missing fireplace poker suggested calculated, cold-blooded murder. Her trusted husband, Michael, stood accused. So what did happen on the staircase that fateful night?This is the inside look at the Michael Peterson case. It will make you question everything you?ve seen before. 'The Staircase is an emotionally riveting drama, but it is nowhere near the whole truth. If anybody wants to know the whole story, read Fanning?s Book? Ann Christensen, Michael Peterson's sister

Guilty Or Innocent

Guilty Or Innocent
Author: Nancy Murphy
Pages: 176
ISBN: 0946327203
Available:
Release: 1998
Editor: Relay
Language: en

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15 Years Innocent Or Guilty

15 Years Innocent Or Guilty
Author: Danny Russell
Pages: 128
ISBN: 1441570837
Available:
Release: 2009-10
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

His Kidnapper s Shoes

His Kidnapper s Shoes
Author: Maggie James
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1503941124
Available:
Release: 2016-11-15
Editor: Lake Union Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Revised edition: This edition of His Kidnapper's Shoes includes editorial revisions.

Religion

Religion
Author: Ronald R. Yerman
Pages: 180
ISBN: 0533065402
Available:
Release: 1985-12
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Which innocent Or Guilty

Which  innocent Or Guilty
Author: Emerson S. Clem
Pages: 132
ISBN: LCCN:55008505
Available:
Release: 1955
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Guilty Innocent

The Guilty Innocent
Author: Shannon Adamcik
Pages: 395
ISBN: 9780988240919
Available:
Release: 2012-09-01
Editor: Shannon Adamcik
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sixteen-year-old Cassie Jo Stoddard agreed to house sit for relatives on the weekend of September 22, 2006. It was something the teenager had done before…but this time something went terribly wrong. When the family returned home at the end of the weekend they found Cassie lying on their living room floor brutally stabbed to death. Detectives focused on two of Cassie’s classmates who had briefly visited her on the night that she was murdered: Torey Adamcik and Brian Draper. Initially both boys denied any knowledge of the crime, but after two separate interrogations, Brian Draper told detectives a chilling story of murder straight out of a horror movie. The two boys were immediately arrested, and a shocking videotape was discovered that seemed to depict the two teens not only planning the cold-blooded murder, but celebrating it. Community outrage was strong and immediate. The public demanded justice. But was the video actually what it appeared to be: a cold-blooded documentary that detailed the plotting of Cassie’s murder; or something else entirely? Could anyone uncover the truth in time and convince a jury that sometimes things aren't always what they appear to be? The Guilty Innocent is narrated by Shannon Adamcik, mother of Torey, one of the accused boys. It takes readers behind the scenes of a trial where prosecutors cared more about public opinion than truth, defense attorneys, who had never argued a murder case, were in over their heads, and a young boy’s life hung in the balance. The United States is the only country in the world that will charge a juvenile as an adult and sentence them to life without parole. As the mother of one such child, I know exactly what happens when a juvenile is placed in adult court where they cannot defend themselves. They are immediately cut off from all human contact, locked in isolation, and railroaded through a justice system they simply cannot comprehend. Consequently, many of these juveniles are sentenced too much longer and harsher terms than their adult counterparts. I've personally lived through this, and I was compelled to write about it. I began for the simple reason that I had lived through this horrendous ordeal and I ached for someone to confide in. But reliving the most painful part of my life was extraordinarily difficult. Ultimately the only reason that I was able to persevere was my deep belief that the story was important and needed to be told. That is still true. This is a true story and no one can tell it better than the people who lived it. A crime reporter can look at the details of a case, but they cannot tell you how it feels to live through it. I can and I did. I used the pre-trial and trial transcripts, copies of the police reports, the autopsy and DNA reports, and DVD recordings of all of the evidence in the case. I've done copious research. But more importantly, I take readers step-by-step through what it feels like when your 16-year-old son is accused of first-degree murder; all the odds are stacked against him; and his defense is in the hands of attorneys you can’t fully trust to come through for you.

Guy Fawkes

Guy Fawkes
Author: Stewart Ross
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9780237542498
Available:
Release: 2011-07-01
Editor: Evans Brothers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This exciting new History series for Key Stage 2 approaches the stories of familiar characters such as Henry VIII and Boudicca from a fresh, new angle. Imagine if you could bring important historical figures back to life and put them on trial, with you, The reader, As the jury. Hear the testimonies of the defendants and witnesses, then go on-line to place your vote: innocent or guilty. With engaging and humorous illustrations by Tim Archbold, these will draw in young readers.

Guilty or Innocent

Guilty or Innocent
Author: Georgiana Adams
Pages: 204
ISBN: 1452034419
Available:
Release: 2008-01-15
Editor: Author House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Read about Barbados' most notorious criminal to date Winston Hall, three time prison escapee. Follow the story of epic promotions, spanning two decades, Winston was eventually shot and killed by police. This book is replete with interviews and photos.

Guilty Until Proven Innocent a True life

Guilty Until Proven Innocent a True life
Author: D. Corbett Everidge
Pages: 161
ISBN: 9780595434480
Available:
Release: 2007-07
Editor: iUniverse
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Innocent until proven guilty or guilty until proven innocent? D. Corbett Everidge cannot vote, own a firearm, or hold public office: he is a convicted felon. But did he actually commit the crime? In this true-life legal drama, former magistrate D. Corbett Everidge chronicles the events of the summer of 2005 and the ensuing criminal trial that led to a felony conviction and the end of his criminal justice career. He then asks you to assess the evidence and make your own reasonable decision about whether he is, indeed, innocent or guilty as charged. Everidge gives personal insight into his career and background to illustrate that guilt in a complex society is not always a matter of black and white. He also challenges many beliefs regarding the modern criminal justice system in the United States, effectively drawing a line between the theoretical and the actual. Ultimately, Guilty Until Proven Innocent is an intriguing literary criminal trial in which you decide the outcome. Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, what is your verdict?