books about: courtroom
NO MATTER HOW LOUD I SHOUT : A Year in the Life of Juvenile Court
Simon & Schuster
After being granted access by court, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Humes surveys the largely futile attempts of LA to deal with juvenile crime.
Dark Star: Confessions of a Rock Idol (Rock Star Chronicles)
Can Fame, Wealth, and Power Buy Happiness? Everett Lester and his band, DeathStroke, ride the crest of a wave to superstardom. But the deeper they become immersed in fame, wealth, and power, the more likely they are to be swallowed alive by the drugs, alcohol, and discontentment that have become their only friends. Everett is headed down a perilous road of no apparent return when he’s charged with the murder of his personal psychic. The ...
Eyewitness (Thriller/Legal Thriller - #5 The Witness Series) (The Witness Series #5)
In the dead of night, Josie Bates is ripped from sleep by the sounds of an epic storm raging over Hermosa Beach and a man beating on her door begging her to help Billy Zuni who is drowning in the raging sea. She arrives at the shore just in time to see the teenager pulled from the water, battered and near death. Ready to kill Billy’s selfish, neglectful mother, Josie rushes to the Zuni house only to find someone has beaten her to it. Two men ...
Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America
* Winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction * Nominated for a 2013 Edgar Award * Book of the Year (Non-fiction, 2012) The Boston Globe , Christian Science Monitor Arguably the most important American lawyer of the twentieth century, Thurgood Marshall was on the verge of bringing the landmark suit Brown v. Board of Education before the U.S. Supreme Court when he became embroiled in an explosive and deadly case that ...
Aftermath: A Snapped Novel
St. Martin's Griffin
When Misa Atkinson confesses to the murder of Steven Bingham, her sister’s brother-in-law, for doing the unthinkable to her son, everything is turned upside down. Misa now faces jail time and the loss of her son forever, and his drug lord brother, Frankie Bingham is out for revenge. Camille drops another bomb on Frankie, telling her estranged husband (and his mistress) that she is pregnant with his child. Their friends, Dominique and Toya ...
Keyshia and Clyde: A Novel
Treasure E. Blue
Treasure E. Blue–acclaimed author of Harlem Girl Lost and A Street Girl Named Desire –is back with a heartbreaking urban love story of two star-crossed lovers up against the dirtiest dealer Harlem has ever seen. Knocked up by a Southern preacher, Keyshia is sent to live with her aunt in New York, but after a horrific act of violence, the timid young woman becomes ice-cold–turning tricks and finding comfort in a crack vial. Clyde and ...
For Laci (Random House Large Print)
Random House Large Print
Laci Rocha Peterson, 8 months pregnant, was last seen by her sister, Amy, in the late afternoon of December 23, 2002. She spoke to her mother, Sharon Rocha, at 8:30 p.m. that night. This would be the last time anyone from her immediate family ever spoke to her. A search began which lasted an agonizing four months. Sadly, Laci Peterson and her son Conner were found dead on the shores of San Francisco Bay on April 18, 2003. Her husband, Scott, ...
Under The Blue Flag: My Mission in Kosovo
Seeking to escape the monotony he had come to endure in his job as assistant District Attorney in San Francisco, Philip Kearney needed a change. His solution came one day in a casual email from a friend: "U.N. has opening here for an international prosecutor doing war crimes stuff. You should apply, gotta go." "Here" meant Pristina, Kosovo. And "stuff" - Kearney soon finds out, after landing the job despite his inexperience with international ...
It Happened to Audrey: A Terrifying Journey From Loving Mom to Accused Baby Killer
Titletown Publishing, LLC
Audrey Edmunds was ahappily married young mother of two with ababy on the way; the neighborhood soccermomin a small Wisconsin town providing casual childcare when the unthinkablehappened. An infant died inher care at the same timethe unknown science ofShaken Baby Syndrome hit the media.Swept up in amedia frenzy,Edmunds was accused of killing thechild throughSBS. She was stripped from herchildren and husband and sent to prisonwhere she would ...
Cliff Walking: A Novel
Stephen Russell Payne
Cedar Ledge Publishing
Set on the rocky and at times unforgiving coast of Maine, Stephen Russell Payne’s emotionally powerful debut novel, Cliff Walking, shares a poignant tale of loss and love that weaves together the lives of three desperate people who struggle mightily to find a way to save each other. Kate Johnson is a recovering addict from California, married to a cunning, cruel man named Leland Johnson. When she gathers the strength to escape her hellish ...
Three Bodies Burning: The Anatomy of an Investigation into Murder, Money, and Mexican Marijuana
A haunting triple murder... the inside story of the investigation. When two worlds collide—the illegal transportation of tons of Mexican cartel marijuana to inner city gang members in a Midwestern city’s “hood”—three bodies end up burning, caught in a web of greed as a major international drug deal goes very bad. The chilling trail of evidence from a remote wooded area where three bodies are set on fire leads homicide detectives ...
James D. Bell
Sartoris Literary Group
EVEN VAMPIRE SLAYERS NEED A GOOD LAWYER John Brooks is a brilliant young lawyer working hard, but not getting much notice. Those who know him admire his work ethic and his intellect. His friends believe that he needs one big case to show off his talents. Defending Hal Boyd, known as the Butcher of Belhaven, on arson and four murder charges, looks like that big case as the world media, hungry to fill 24 hours a day of non-stop news coverage, ...
Stephen Terrell, 2012
When a sexual tryst in a deserted courtroom goes awry, law clerk Matt Demaree is charged with murdering his boss, a distinguished Alabama Supreme court judge. He turns to Kisti Newcombe, a street smart lawyer toughened by surviving cancer. But the real killers have Matt and Kisti in their sights, determined to use any means to protect the court's most closely held secret. As they close in, Matt faces an agonizing decision. If he takes the ...
Hooked on Drug Court
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
What is Juvenile Drug Court? Fifteen-year-old Andy wakes up in Juvenile Hall with a killer headache and a new arrest for public intoxication. When Dad won't bail her out for New Year's Eve, Andy figures she can play the divorce card and slip off to Mom's. Except Mom isn't answering her phone, and the Juvenile Court Judge has bigger plans for this delinquent than a short stay at the Hall. This novel, written by an insider in the juvenile justice ...
Cross Examination Handbook: Persuasion Strategies & Techniques (Aspen Coursebook)
Ronald H. Clark
William S. Bailey
Cross-Examination Handbook teaches students the skills and strategies behind planning and conducting a persuasive cross-examination. Step-by-step instruction and outstanding examples from illustrative trials inform; two criminal and two civil case files, along with role-play assignments, give students practice actually planning and executing a cross-examination. The Cross-Examination Handbook: Persuasion, Strategies, and Techniques: ...
Trial by Journal
Get ready for a trial unlike any Tyle County has ever seen. Sixth-grader Perry Keet is missing, and Bob White, his co-worker at Tyle Park Zoo, will stand trial for the alleged murder. But Keet's disappearance is only the beginning of this legal thriller. The real story is told by twelve-year-old Lily Watson, a classmate of Keet's. Watson was selected to White's jury because of a new law requiring a juvenile juror to serve if the case ...
One Night of Madness
Oak Harbor Publishing
On the cusp of the civil rights movement, tragedy and injustice in rural Southern towns was not uncommon, but the wickedness as retold by author Stokes McMillan in One Night of Madness is shocking and utterly desperate. The year was 1950. Mary Ella Harris, a mother of five, works hard sharecropping alongside her husband, a man with a penchant for gambling, drinking, and associating with unsavory white people. When she is cornered in her home by ...
Contempt of Court: The Turn-of-the-Century Lynching That Launched a Hundred Years of Federalism
In this profound and fascinating book, the authors revisit an overlooked Supreme Court decision that changed forever how justice is carried out in the United States. In 1906, Ed Johnson was the innocnet black man found guilty of the brutal rape of Nevada Taylor, a white woman, and sentenced to die in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Two black lawyers, not even part of the original defense, appealed to the Supreme Court for a stay of execution, and the ...
Last Man Standing: The Tragedy and Triumph of Geronimo Pratt
Jack Olsen's Last Man Standing is the gripping story of Geronimo Pratt, war hero and community leader, who was framed by the FBI in one of the greatest travesties of justice in American history. Geronimo Pratt did not commit the murder for which he served twenty-seven nightmarish years. As a UCLA student, though, he had led the Los Angeles Chapter of the Black Panther Party, and became a target of the FBI. Here is the spellbinding saga of ...
The Quest for Forgiveness: She was on a collision course with her past
J. L. Rothdiener
From orphan to superstar... Singer-songwriter Brianna Bays rose from obscurity to the center spotlight. She had everything... fame, talent, beauty, and one of the most successful music careers in history. The world was her stage, but the screaming adulation of her fans could not fill the hole in her heart. Her past was shrouded in shadows, some of her own making, and some of which she was trying desperately to pierce. No amount of success ...
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