The Guilty Plea

The Guilty Plea
Author: Robert Rotenberg
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781451673500
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Release: 2012-03-06
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

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On the morning that his headline-grabbing divorce trial is set to begin, Terrence Wyler is found dead on the kitchen floor of his million-dollar home, the victim of countless stab wounds. Detective Ari Greene arrives minutes before the international press, who have been egged on by Wyler's torrid affair with a young Hollywood starlet. The dead man has left a strange clue. Toronto is going through a crime wave and the heat is on Greene. Hours after the funeral, Wyler's ex-wife, a strange beauty named Samantha from an old mining town in northern Ontario, is charged with murder.

The Plea

The Plea
Author: Steve Cavanagh
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781409152361
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Release: 2016-05-19
Editor: Orion
Language: en

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Your client is innocent. Your wife is guilty. Who would you fight for? * 'Quite simply, THE PLEA is one of the most purely entertaining books you'll read this year' John Connolly 'A gripping thriller' Ian Rankin * When David Child, a major client of a corrupt New York law firm, is arrested for murder, the FBI ask con artist-turned-lawyer Eddie Flynn to persuade him to testify against the firm. Eddie is not someone who is easily coerced, but when the FBI reveal that they have incriminating files on his wife, he knows he has no choice. But Eddie is convinced the man is innocent, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. With the FBI putting pressure on him to secure the deal, Eddie must find a way to prove his client's innocence. But the stakes are high - his wife is in danger. And not just from the FBI . . . * Praise for race-against-time legal thriller writer, Steve Cavanagh: 'A fantastic thriller writer' Mark Billingham 'Cavanagh stands head and shoulders above the competition, with his skilfully plotted, action-packed and big-hearted Eddie Flynn novels . . . highly intelligent, twist-laden and absolutely unputdownable' Eva Dolan, author of the critically acclaimed Tell No Tales 'What a thriller! Breathlessly brilliant and fiendishly clever' Miranda Dickinson 'A cleverly constructed legal thriller combined with a classic locked-room mystery. Eddie Flynn is fast becoming one of my favourite fictional heroes and Cavanagh one of my favourite thriller writers.' S.J.I. Holliday, author of Black Wood 'Raymond Chandler could have created Eddie Flynn. THE PLEA is Phillip Marlowe and Michael Connolly's Mickey Haller combined, with a bit of Jim Thompson's THE GRIFTERS thrown in. A superb read with a main character destined to be one of the most talked about in crime fiction.' Howard Linskey, author of The Search * If you like John Grisham, Lee Child and Michael Connelly, you will LOVE the gripping and twisty Eddie Flynn series: 1. The Defence 2. The Plea 3. The Liar 4. Thirteen * Each Eddie Flynn thriller can be read as a standalone or in series order *

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
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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.

The Guilty Plea eBook Sampler

The Guilty Plea  eBook Sampler
Author: Robert Rotenberg
Pages: 3
ISBN: 9781451657463
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Release: 2011-04-19
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Bestselling author Robert Rotenberg is back with his next razor-sharp legal thriller. Rotenberg’s insider knowledge of the behind-the-scenes courtroom machinations and his mesmerizing trial scenes make this another scorching page-turner. On the morning that his headline-grabbing divorce trial is set to begin, Terrance Wyler, youngest son of the Wyler Food dynasty, is found stabbed to death in the kitchen of his million-dollar home. Detective Ari Greene arrives minutes before the press and finds Wyler’s four-year-old son asleep upstairs. When Wyler’s ex-wife, a strange beauty named Samantha, shows up at her lawyer’s office with a bloody knife, it looks as if the case is over. But Greene soon discovers the Wyler family has secrets they’d like to keep hidden, and they’re not the only ones. If there’s one thing Greene knows, it’s that the truth is never simple.

The Guilty Plea Process in the Hong Kong Magistrates Courts

The Guilty Plea Process in the Hong Kong Magistrates  Courts
Author: Kwok-Yin Kevin Cheng,鄭國賢
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1361322144
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Release: 2017-01-26
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This dissertation, "The Guilty Plea Process in the Hong Kong Magistrates' Courts" by Kwok-yin, Kevin, Cheng, 鄭國賢, was obtained from The University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong) and is being sold pursuant to Creative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License. The content of this dissertation has not been altered in any way. We have altered the formatting in order to facilitate the ease of printing and reading of the dissertation. All rights not granted by the above license are retained by the author. Abstract: Guilty pleas are the primary mode of criminal case dispositions in the common law world. Given how guilty pleas effectively waive the need for trials, it has been regarded as undermining due process safeguards. Although the written law in Hong Kong emphasizes the importance of ensuring defendants make their plea decisions free from any improper pressure, it neglects the intrinsic pressures brought upon by having to go through the criminal justice process. This is particularly true in the lower courts in Hong Kong and other common law jurisdictions. According to the Pre-trial Process Model (Feeley, 1979), because the offences that appear in the lower courts are relatively minor, the time and effort required of defendants often outweigh the sentences imposed on them. A lacuna however, exists in Hong Kong where guilty pleas have not been systematically analysed. The research questions of this study are: 1) Which factors influence decisions to plead guilty?; 2) Why are these factors salient in the plea decision-making process?; 3) What are the considerations of defence lawyers behind plea advices; and 4) How do plea negotiations operate in Hong Kong? Data collection involved courtroom observations in two Hong Kong Magistrates' Courts (N = 1,008 cases) and in-depth interviews with defence lawyers (N = 26). Quantitative data were collected for both legal and extra-legal variables that were relevant to plea decisions. Legal variables included: the types of offence, the number of charges and whether an admission was made under caution. Extra-legal factors included: bail status, type of legal representation and demographic characteristics of defendants. Logistic regression analyses indicate that defendants who made an admission under caution, represented themselves in-person, and were remanded in custody, are more likely to plead guilty. Interviews and courtroom interactions are used to shed light on decision-making during the pre-trial stages of criminal procedure including lawyers' advices and the practice of plea bargaining, and moreover substantiate the quantitative findings. Thematic analyses reveal that most defendants plead guilty in order to terminate as quickly as possible the stress and sanctions of being caught up in the criminal process and also to secure sentencing discounts for guilty pleas. This lends support to the notion that the process itself is already the punishment and that enticements to plead guilty are significant. As there is little empirical research into the daily operations of the justice system in Hong Kong, this study offers important insights. Theoretically, this study enhances the Pre-trial Process Model, and expands on it by focusing not only on the costs of going through the criminal justice process but also the benefits secured in return for a guilty plea. This revised version of the Pre-trial Process Model, named the Cost and Benefit Model, can be used to predict the likelihood of guilty pleas and explain the phenomenon of guilty pleas. As for practical significances, it illuminates on which groups of defendants are most susceptible to pleading guilty and provides recommendations in order to safeguard against the innocent pleading guilty. DOI: 10.5353/th_b5066219 Subjects: Pleas of guilty - China - Hong Kong

The Guilty Plea

The Guilty Plea
Author: Robert Rotenberg
Pages: 324
ISBN: 0374278490
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Release: 2011-07-05
Editor: Sarah Crichton Books
Language: en

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Detective Ari Green investigates the stabbing murder of a millionaire on the eve of his high-profile divorce, a case marked by the man's affair with a Hollywood starlet and Greene's secret relationship with prosecutor Jennifer Raglan.

A Treatise on the Guilty Plea Program

A Treatise on the Guilty Plea Program
Author: Judge Advocate General's School (United States. Army)
Pages: 111
ISBN: OCLC:42360416
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Release: 1959
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Guilty Plea and Summary Justice

The Guilty Plea and Summary Justice
Author: Oonagh E. Fitzgerald
Pages: 253
ISBN: 0459344730
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Release: 1990
Editor: Carswell Legal Publications
Language: en

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Stranglehold

Stranglehold
Author: Robert Rotenberg
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781451642438
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Release: 2014-04-29
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

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It's just after Labour Day and the city is kicking back into gear. All eyes are on the hotly contested election for Toronto's next mayor and crime is the big issue. Greene is no stranger to the worst of what the city has to offer, but even he is unprepared for what happens next when he stumbles upon a horrific homicide.

Old City Hall

Old City Hall
Author: Robert Rotenberg
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781451673494
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Release: 2012-03-06
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A celebrity confesses to murder, then refuses to say anything more, leading to a strange trial when contradictory evidence appears.

Plea Negotiations

Plea Negotiations
Author: Asher Flynn,Arie Freiberg
Pages: 277
ISBN: 9783319926308
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Release: 2018-07-24
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Despite a popular view that trials are the focal point of the criminal justice process, in reality, the most frequent way a criminal matter resolves is not through a fiercely fought battle between state and defendant, but instead through a process of negotiation between the prosecution and defence, resulting in a defendant pleading guilty in exchange for agreed concessions from the prosecution. This book presents an original empirical case-study of plea negotiations drawing upon interviews with legal actors and an analysis of defence practitioner case files, to shine light on the processes and ways in which an agreed outcome is reached in criminal prosecutions, within the setting of a jurisdiction, like many others world-wide, which is suffering major shifts in state resources. Plea negotiations, also referred to as “plea bargaining”, “negotiated guilty pleas” and “negotiated resolutions” are neither an alloyed benefit nor a detriment for defendants, victims or the criminal justice system generally, and like all compromises, this book shows how the perfect “justice” outcome gives way to the good, or just the reasonably acceptable justice outcome.

The Guilty Plea

The Guilty Plea
Author: Robert Rotenberg
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781416592914
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Release: 2012-08-28
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Bestselling author Robert Rotenberg is back with another razor-sharp legal thriller. Rotenberg’s insider knowledge of the behind-the-scenes courtroom machinations and his mesmerizing trial scenes make this another scorching page-turner. On the morning that his headline-grabbing divorce trial is set to begin, Terrance Wyler, youngest son of the Wyler Food dynasty, is found stabbed to death in the kitchen of his million-dollar home. Detective Ari Greene arrives minutes before the press and finds Wyler’s four-year-old son asleep upstairs. When Wyler’s ex-wife, a strange beauty named Samantha, shows up at her lawyer’s office with a bloody knife, it looks as if the case is over. But Greene soon discovers the Wyler family has secrets they’d like to keep hidden, and they’re not the only ones. If there’s one thing Greene knows, it’s that the truth is never simple.

The Guilty Plea Process

The Guilty Plea Process
Author: Samuel M. Davis
Pages: 134
ISBN: OCLC:34807558
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Release: 1972
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Stray Bullets

Stray Bullets
Author: Robert Rotenberg
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781476757759
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Release: 2013-06-04
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

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From the bestselling author of Old City Hall comes Robert Rotenberg’s third intricate mystery set on the streets and in the courtrooms of Toronto. In The Guilty Plea and Old City Hall, critically acclaimed author Robert Rotenberg created gripping page-turners that captured audiences in Canada and around the world. In Stray Bullets, Rotenberg takes the reader to a snowy November evening. Outside a busy downtown doughnut shop, gunshots ring out and a young boy is critically hurt. Soon Detective Ari Greene is on scene. How many shots were fired? How many guns? How many witnesses? With grieving parents and a city hungry for justice, the pressure is on to convict the man accused of this horrible crime. Against this tidal wave of indignation, defense counsel Nancy Parish finds herself defending her oldest and most difficult client. But does anyone know the whole story?

The Guilty Plea Program

The Guilty Plea Program
Author: Charles W. Bethany
Pages: 111
ISBN: OCLC:8511416
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Release: 1959
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Guilty Plea Process in the Hong Kong Magistrates Courts

The Guilty Plea Process in the Hong Kong Magistrates  Courts
Author: 鄭國賢
Pages: 260
ISBN: OCLC:858884024
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Release: 2013
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Jury Trials and Plea Bargaining

Jury Trials and Plea Bargaining
Author: Michael McConville,Mike McConville,Chester L Mirsky
Pages: 364
ISBN: 9781841135168
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Release: 2005-03-31
Editor: Hart Publishing
Language: en

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"The study is based upon detailed empirical analysis of original prosecution case files, court reports and statistical data in the leading criminal trial court in New York City between 1800 and 1865"--Preface.

Heart of the City

Heart of the City
Author: Robert Rotenberg
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781476740577
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Release: 2017-08
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ari attempts to leave behind his life as a police officer by taking a construction job and bringing his adult daughter home to Toronto, but when he discovers the corpse of a developer he is plunged back into his old career.

Determination of Sentence in Criminal Cases

Determination of Sentence in Criminal Cases
Author: Anthony Constant,University of Texas at Austin. School of Law. Criminal Justice Project
Pages: 66
ISBN: OCLC:5807123
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Release: 1971
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Stray Bullets

Stray Bullets
Author: Robert Rotenberg
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781451642377
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Release: 2017-06-27
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In his third Detective Ari Greene novel, bestselling author Robert Rotenberg delivers another complex legal thriller set on the streets of Toronto. When a young boy is caught in the deadly crossfire of a downtown gun battle, the city is thrown into spasms of shock. The press makes the killing front-page news. The outraged public demands action. The devastated family needs answers. In this tense climate of anger and grief, Homicide Detective Ari Greene makes a high-profile arrest. But did he get the wrong person? Brilliant defense lawyer Nancy Parish thinks so. Despite the tidal wave of evidence against her client, she’s convinced he’s innocent. Never content with easy answers, Greene and his protégé Daniel Kennicott pursue the truth as the man they have charged with first-degree murder is put on trial for his life. In Stray Bullets, bestselling author Robert Rotenberg returns with his compelling mix of insider knowledge, brilliantly drawn characters, and high courtroom drama. In Rotenberg’s world, nothing is certain until the last clue falls into place.