Reasonable Doubts

The Criminal Justice System and the O.J. Simpson Case

Author: Alan M. Dershowitz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 068483264X

Category: Law

Page: 270

View: 5816

Using the O.J. Simpson case as a backdrop, the famous defense lawyer examines the American criminal justice system, analyzing its strengths and weaknesses

Taking the Stand

My Life in the Law

Author: Alan Dershowitz

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0307719294

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 560

View: 702

America's most prominent legal mind and the #1 bestselling author of Chutzpah and The Best Defense, Alan Dershowitz, recounts his legal autobiography, describing how he came to the law, as well as the cases that have changed American jurisprudence over the past 50 years, most of which he has personally been involved in. In Taking the Stand, Dershowitz reveals the evolution of his own thinking on such fundamental issues as censorship and the First Amendment, Civil Rights, Abortion, homicide and the increasing role that science plays in a legal defense. Alan Dershowitz, the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard University, and the author of such acclaimed bestsellers as Chutzpah, The Best Defense, and Reversal of Fortune, for the first time recounts his legal biography, describing his struggles academically at Yeshiva High School growning up in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, his successes at Yale, clerking for Supreme Court Justice Arthur Goldberg, his appointment to full professor at the Harvard at age 28, the youngest in the school's history. Dershowitz went on to work on many of the most celebrated cases in the land, from appealing (successfully) Claus Von Bulow's conviction for the murder of his wife Sunny, to the O.J. Simpson trial, to defending Mike Tyson, Leona Helmsley, Patty Hearst, and countless others. He is currently part of the legal team advising Julian Assange.

Das Einmaleins der Skepsis

Über den richtigen Umgang mit Zahlen und Risiken

Author: Gerd Gigerenzer

Publisher: eBook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827077923

Category: Mathematics

Page: 416

View: 3193

Das provokative Buch eines der renommiertesten deutschen Psychologen ermutigt zur Skepsis gegenüber vermeintlich absoluten Wahrheiten. »Mit seiner Studie über den richtigen Umgang mit Zahlen und Risiken hat Gerd Gigerenzer geradezu ein Manual für die Risikogesellschaft vorgelegt, nach dessen Lektüre man statistischen Aussagen nicht einfach mit Misstrauen, sondern mit der richtigen Art von Nachfragen begegnen wird.« FAZ


How High-Priced Defense Attorneys, Celebrity Defendants, and a 24/7 Media Have Hijacked Our Criminal Justice System

Author: Nancy Grace,Diane Clehane

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1401382665

Category: Law

Page: 336

View: 3772

Court TV host Nancy Grace presents her case in this behind-the-scenes look at the high-profile cases everyone is talking about ancy Grace is a name millions of Americans recognize from her regular appearances on Court TV and Larry King Live. Legions of loyal fans tune in for her opinions on today's high-profile cases and her expert commentary on the challenges facing the American judicial system. Now, in Objection!, she makes her case for what's wrong with the legal system and what can be done about it.

America’s Courts and the Criminal Justice System

Author: David Neubauer,Henry Fradella

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 049580990X

Category: Social Science

Page: 656

View: 748

Widely used and widely respected, AMERICA’S COURTS AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, Tenth Edition, offers a comprehensive explanation of the courts and the criminal justice system, presented in a streamlined, straightforward manner that appeals to instructors and students alike. Neubauer and Fradella’s crisp, clear writing style, characterized by careful chunking of material into small sections within chapters, ensures that readers gain a firm handle on the material, while the text’s innovative courtroom workhouse model, which focuses on the interrelationships among the judge, prosecutor, and defense attorney, brings the courtroom to life. This popular text has long been known for the way it gives students a true glimpse what it is like to work within the American criminal justice system, and the tenth edition is no exception. This modern edition offers coverage that reflects recent policy shaping and headline-making developments as well as incorporation of additional student-learning and review tools. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Der O.J. Simpson-Prozess

das strafprozessuale Vorverfahren und dessen Auswirkungen in rechtsvergleichender Darstellung

Author: Robert Schnabl

Publisher: N.A


Category: Criminal justice, Administration of

Page: 249

View: 9084

Psychologische Beiträge

Vierteljahrsschrift für alle Gebiete der Psychologie

Author: Hildegard Hetzer,Friedrich Dorsch

Publisher: N.A


Category: Psychology

Page: N.A

View: 8693

Der Gewissensfall


Author: James Blish

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641176115

Category: Fiction

Page: 142

View: 7934

Eine Welt ohne Gott ist Teufelswerk Der Planet Lithia umkreist Alpha Arietis im Sternbild des Widders, 50 Lichtjahre vom Sonnensystem entfernt, und ist eine erdähnlich Welt – mit einem wesentlichen Unterschied: Lithia ist ein Paradies, bewohnt von intelligenten, aber absolut friedfertigen Riesenechsen. Im Jahr 2050 irdischer Zeitrechnung nehmen Erdbewohner und Lithianer Kontakt miteinander auf. Für den Jesuitenpater Ruiz-Sanchez, Mitglied der Sternenexpedition, ist dieses Paradies eine Falle des Teufels, der hier den Menschen eine Welt vorgaukeln will, wie sie vor dem Sündenfall war. Die Lithianer leben nämlich nach christlichen Maximen, an ein höheres Wesen glauben sie jedoch nicht. Lithia ist somit eine Herausforderung für jeden Menschen, schleunigst „normale“ Zustände herzustellen – was auch prompt in die Wege geleitet wird ...

The Search for Justice

A Defense Attorney's Brief on the O.J. Simpson Case

Author: Robert L Shapiro

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0446570079

Category: True Crime

Page: 363

View: 9355

You watched The People v. O.J. Simpson. Now read the explosive inside story in this behind-the-scenes account of the trial. From June 13, 1994, to October 3, 1995, Robert Shapiro stood in the middle of a drama that held millions of Americans in thrall. In this book, the architect of the defense strategy tells the inside story of the O.J. Simpson trial from the beginning. With candor, wit, and compassion, the man who assembled the "dream team" brings to light the details of what has been called "the trial of the century," giving us revealing glimpses of the defendant and the others whose names have become so familiar: Johnnie Cochran, F. Lee Bailey, Marcia Clark, Judge Lance Ito, Chris Darden. Search for Justice deepens our understanding of the role and duty of a defense attorney, the "reasonable doubt" conclusion of the jury, and the place this story occupies in our culture.

Criminal Justice, Mental Health and the Politics of Risk

Author: Nicola S. Gray,Judith M. Laing,Lesley Noaks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135339589

Category: Law

Page: 284

View: 5007

Criminal Justice, Mental Health and the Politics of Risk addresses the important issues which lie at the forefront of decision making and policy in criminal justice and health care. The book brings together several perpectives from a number of distinguished academic lawyers, criminologists, psychologists and psychiatrists. It is multi-disciplinary in its approach and is jointly edited by a lawyer, a criminologist and a psychologist - all of whom have expertise and experience in this field. The book is written in the light of the current emphasis on risk assessment and management as well as the recent government proposals to reform mental health law and detain dangerous and severely personality disordered individuals. It provides a theoretical overview for academics and students in the fields of medical law, mental health law, criminal justice, psychology, sociology, criminology and psychiatry. In addition, the book's highly topical and pragmatic approach will appeal to numerous professionals and practitioners

Aus Mangel an Beweisen


Author: Scott Turow

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 364114857X

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 5869

Das Buch, das Scott Turow weltberühmt machte. Der Mord an einer Staatsanwältin erschüttert das Gerichtssystem. Ihr Kollege Rusty Sabich ermittelt in diesem undurchsichtigen Fall und wird im Laufe der Untersuchung selbst zum Angeklagten. Eine unheilvolle Verquickung von Politik und Recht – erfolgreich verfilmt mit Harrison Ford in der Hauptrolle.

Good Murders and Bad Murders

A Consumer's Guide in the Age of Information

Author: Wayne Wilson

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761804505

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 435

View: 8836

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Die Philosophin

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Feminist theory

Page: N.A

View: 3721

The Ipinions Journal

2005: the Year in Review

Author: Anthony Hall

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595390471

Category: Political Science

Page: 388

View: 7965

Imagine the informed Thomas Friedman (of the The World is Flat), the provocative Christopher Hitchens (The Trial of Henry Kissinger) and the witty Maureen Dowd (Bush World) producing daily commentaries on international current events. And that is what Anthony Livingston Hall, author of the The iPINIONS Journal weblog, offers in this riveting review of the major events of 2005. So, if you're tired of partisan talking points masquerading as informed debate, this book is your refuge from those screaming pundits and political hacks. This book is your opportunity to be provoked into thinking about the important events of our time from an objective and rational perspective. Hall's refreshing world stems from his Caribbean heritage, American education and genuine compassion-all of which are reflected in his insightful articles.

The Color of Crime

Author: Katheryn Russell-Brown

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814776179

Category: Social Science

Page: 213

View: 7966

America is the most punitive nation in the world, incarcerating more than 2.3 million people—or one in 136 of its residents. Against the backdrop of this unprecedented mass imprisonment, punishment permeates everyday life, carrying with it complex cultural meanings. In The Culture of Punishment, Michelle Brown goes beyond prison gates and into the routine and popular engagements of everyday life, showing that those of us most distanced from the practice of punishment tend to be particularly harsh in our judgments. The Culture of Punishment takes readers on a tour of the sites where culture and punishment meet—television shows, movies, prison tourism, and post 9/11 new war prisons—demonstrating that because incarceration affects people along distinct race and class lines, it is only a privileged group of citizens who are removed from the experience of incarceration. These penal spectators, who often sanction the infliction of pain from a distance, risk overlooking the reasons for democratic oversight of the project of punishment and, more broadly, justifications for the prohibition of pain.

Zeit, gehört zu werden

Author: Amanda Knox

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426417847

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 504

View: 1136

Es war ein bestialischer Mord. Am 1. November 2007 wurde in Perugia die britische Austauschstudentin Meredith Kercher in ihrer Wohnung vergewaltigt und brutal abgeschlachtet. Im Fokus der Ermittlungen stand sofort Merediths amerikanische Mitbewohnerin Amanda Knox. Gemeinsam mit ihrem Freund Raffaele Sollecito und einem Afrikaner soll sie die Bluttat begangen haben. In einem spektakulären Indizienprozess wurde Amanda Knox schuldig gesprochen und zu 26 Jahren Haft verurteilt. Doch die Ermittlungen waren durch schwere Pannen und massive mediale Vorverurteilungen gekennzeichnet. In einem Berufungsverfahren im Oktober 2011 wurde dann die Beweisführung der Anklage verworfen – Amanda war endlich wieder frei und konnte in ihre Heimat ausreisen. Nun meldet sie sich zu Wort und erzählt, wie sie Opfer eines Justizskandals wurde. Sie berichtet über die beispiellose Hexenjagd und die rüden Verhörmethoden der italienischen Polizei; über ihre seelischen Qualen während des Prozesses und der über 1400 Tage im Gefängnis. Sie erzählt aber auch von dem starken Rückhalt, den sie von ihrer Familie, ihren Freunden und vielen Unbekannten aus aller Welt erfahren hat. Es ist die Geschichte einer jungen Frau, die fast für ein Verbrechen gebüßt hätte, das sie nicht begangen hat.

An Open Courtroom

Cameras in New York Courts

Author: New York (State). Committee on Audio-Visual Coverage of Court Proceedings

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823218103

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 243

View: 4891

On June 30, 1997, the experiment, initiated in 1987, that gave trial judges discretion to allow televised and still-camera coverage of civil and criminal trial court proceedings in New York State came to an end. After two years of investigation, a 12-member, state-appointed committee has issued its findings and recommendations on the question of cameras in New York courts. Their results are contained in An Open Courtroom. This book offers: an introduction, executive summary; overview of the committee's work; a summary of the current law; overview of camera laws in other states and in federal courts; summary of the committee's record; the committee's assessment and conclusions; recommendation; appendices which include the results of a jurist poll and the committee's judicial survey, interviews, and other pertinent data; and a minority report/ dissent arguing against the committee's recommendations.


The O.J. Simpson Case: Justice Confronts Race, Domestic Violence, Lawyers, Money, and the Media

Author: Jeffrey B. Abramson

Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)


Category: Law

Page: 239

View: 3033

Essays discuss the various internal and external factors that shaped the case, and discusses evidence, defense strategies, and the jury system

Law and Justice as Seen on TV

Author: Elayne Rapping

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814775608

Category: Law

Page: 309

View: 4109

Historians consider the previous century to have been one of the most violent periods in human history. As we move into an era where violence is sanitized and normalized in the media, and depicted as glamorous and fun, how will we relate to the violence in our midst? Why do people and their governments choose to engage in violent activity? How to peaceful people who live under violent conditions such as warfare or domestic abuse make sense of it? Catherine Besteman tackles these questions in this multi-disciplinary anthology that explores the topic of violence from a wide variety of perspectives. The first section focuses on state violence and deals with nationalism, warmaking and the Nazi genocide. The second section treats the question of anti-state violence with essays on the IRA, Sihk rebels and the paramilitary conflict in the Balkans. The third section examines criminal violence such as armed robbery, murder and sexual assualt while the final section explores how ordinary citizens respond when their societies are suffused with violence. Combining classic essays by Max Weber and Hannah Arendt, with contemporary treatments by leading scholars such as Michael Taussig and Julie Peteet, this anthology is designed for course use and is accessible to undergraduate and graduate students. Contributors: Max Weber, Charles Tilly, Hannah Arendt, Zygmunt Bauman, Martha Crenshaw, Deborah Poole, Cynthia Mahmood, Begonia Aretxaga, Rhonda Copelon, Jack Katz, Deborah Cameron, Elizabeth Fraser, Michael Taussig, Julie Peteet, Nancy Scheper-Hughes, and Carolyn Nordstrom.