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America's Courts and the Criminal Justice System
David W. Neubauer, Henry F. Fradella

Cengage Learning, 2010

Open this book and step into America's court system! With Neubauer and Fradella's best-selling text, you will see for yourself what it is like to be a judge, a prosecutor, a defense attorney, and more. This fascinating and well-researched text gives you a realistic sense of being in the courthouse--you will quickly gain an understanding of what it is like to work in and be a part of the American criminal justice system. This concept of the ...
  
  











  



  
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
Bryan Stevenson

Spiegel & Grau, 2014

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY TIME NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • The Washington Post • The Boston Globe • The Seattle Times • Kirkus Reviews A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our ...
  
  











  



  
Trial Techniques, Ninth Edition (Aspen Coursebooks)
Thomas A. Mauet

Aspen Publishers, 2013

Best-selling author Thomas A. Mauet--renowned for his skills as a writer and litigator--breaks the trial process down into its critical components for better and quicker student comprehension. His clear, engaging writing features excellent examples that illustrate strategies for opening statements, jury selection, direct- and cross-examination, exhibits, objections, and more. The Federal Rules of Evidence are given in the appendix for easy ...
  
  











  



  
Defending Jacob: A Novel
William Landay

Bantam, 2013

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Entertainment Weekly • The Boston Globe • Kansas City Star   “A legal thriller that’s comparable to classics such as Scott Turow’s Presumed Innocent . . . Tragic and shocking, Defending Jacob is sure to generate buzz.”—Associated Press   NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney for two decades. He is respected. Admired in the ...
  
  











  



  
Monster
Walter Dean Myers

Amistad, 2004

This New York Times bestselling novel and National Book Award nominee from acclaimed author Walter Dean Myers tells the story of Steve Harmon, a teenage boy in juvenile detention and on trial. Presented as a screenplay of Steve's own imagination, and peppered with journal entries, the book shows how one single decision can change our whole lives. Fade In: Interior: Early Morning In Cell Block D, Manhattan Detention Center. Steve (Voice-Over) ...
  
  











  



  
America's Courts and the Criminal Justice System
David W. Neubauer, Henry F. Fradella

Cengage Learning, 2013

Open this book and step into America's court system! With Neubauer and Fradella's best seller, you will see for yourself what it is like to be a judge, a prosecutor, a defense attorney, and more. This fascinating and well-researched book gives you a realistic sense of being in the courthouse, enabling you to quickly gain an understanding of what it is like to work in and be a part of the American criminal justice system. The book's approach, ...
  
  











  



  
Learning Evidence: From the Federal Rules to the Courtroom (Learning Series)
Deborah Merritt, Ric Simmons

West Academic Publishing, 2014

Learning Evidence engages students by offering colorful courtroom examples, excerpts from trial transcripts, and lucid explanations of each evidentiary rule. The third edition has been fully updated to reflect the emergence of electronic media, the Supreme Court’s Sixth Amendment jurisprudence, and recent amendments to the Federal Rules of Evidence. This edition also includes a dozen online videos to reinforce student understanding. A ...
  
  











  



  
A Civil Action
Jonathan Harr

Vintage, 1996

"The legal thriller of the decade." --Cleveland Plain Dealer Now a Major Motion Picture! In this true story of an epic courtroom showdown, two of the nation's largest corporations stand accused of causing the deaths of children. Representing the bereaved parents, the unlikeliest of heroes emerges: a young, flamboyant Porsche-driving lawyer who hopes to win millions of dollars and ends up nearly losing everything, including his sanity. A ...
  
  











  



  
My Sister's Grave
Robert Dugoni

Thomas & Mercer, 2014

Tracy Crosswhite has spent twenty years questioning the facts surrounding her sister Sarah’s disappearance and the murder trial that followed. She doesn’t believe that Edmund House—a convicted rapist and the man condemned for Sarah’s murder—is the guilty party. Motivated by the opportunity to obtain real justice, Tracy became a homicide detective with the Seattle PD and dedicated her life to tracking down killers. When Sarah’s ...
  
  











  



  
Sycamore Row (The Jake Brigance)
John Grisham

Dell Books, 2014

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER   Don’t miss an original essay by John Grisham in the back of the book. John Grisham takes you back to where it all began. One of the most popular novels of our time, A Time to Kill established John Grisham as the master of the legal thriller. Now we return to Ford County as Jake Brigance finds himself embroiled in a fiercely controversial trial that exposes a tortured history of racial tension.   ...
  
  











  



  
Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion
Edward J. Larson

Basic Books, 2006

In the summer of 1925, the sleepy hamlet of Dayton, Tennessee, became the setting for one of the 20th century’s most contentious dramas: the Scopes trial that pit William Jennings Bryan and the anti-Darwinists against a teacher named John Scopes into a famous debate over science, religion, and their place in public education That trial marked the start of a battle that continues to this day-in Dover, Pennsylvania, Kansas, Cobb County, Georgia, ...
  
  











  



  
Criminal Courts: A Contemporary Perspective
Craig T. Hemmens, David C. Brody, ...

SAGE Publications, Inc, 2012

Written by three leaders in the field, this comprehensive and accessible text for undergraduate courses explores all conventional topics (court structure, courtroom actors, and the trial and appeal process) as well as others seldom covered. The text first reviews the judicial function, the role and purpose of law, sources of law, the various types of law, and the American court system structure and operations, both state and federal. The ...
  
  











  



  
NO MATTER HOW LOUD I SHOUT : A Year in the Life of Juvenile Court
Edward Humes

Simon & Schuster, 1997

Now updated with a new introduction and afterword, this award-winning examination of the nation’s largest juvenile criminal justice system in Los Angeles by a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist is “an important book with a message of great urgency, especially to all concerned with the future of America’s children” ( Booklist ). In an age when violence and crime by young people is again on the rise, No Matter How Loud I Shout offers a ...
  
  











  



  
A Time to Kill: A Novel
John Grisham

Dell, 2009

Don’t miss a sneak peek of Sycamore Row, John Grisham’s new novel inspired by A Time to Kill, in the back of the book. The life of a ten-year-old girl is shattered by two drunken and remorseless young men. The mostly white town of Clanton in Ford County, Mississippi, reacts with shock and horror at the inhuman crime. Until her black father acquires an assault rifle and takes justice into his own outraged hands. For ten days, as ...
  
  











  



  
Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer
John Grisham

Puffin, 2011

In the small city of Strattenburg, there are many lawyers, and though he’s only thirteen years old, Theo Boone thinks he’s one of them. Theo knows every judge, policeman, court clerk—and a lot about the law. He dreams of being a great trial lawyer, of a life in the courtroom. But Theo finds himself in court much sooner than expected. Because he knows so much—maybe too much—he is suddenly dragged into the middle of a sensational ...
  
  











  



  
Learning Evidence: From the Federal Rules to the Courtroom, 2d (Learning Series) (American Casebook: Learning)
Deborah Merritt, Ric Simmons

West, 2011

Learning Evidence engages students by offering colorful courtroom examples, excerpts from trial transcripts, and lucid explanations of each evidentiary rule. The second edition has been fully updated to reflect the emergence of electronic media, the Supreme Court's Sixth Amendment jurisprudence, and the restyled Federal Rules of Evidence.
  
  











  



  
The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town
John Grisham

Dell, 2012

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In the town of Ada, Oklahoma, Ron Williamson was going to be the next Mickey Mantle. But on his way to the Big Leagues, Ron stumbled, his dreams broken by drinking, drugs, and women. Then, on a winter night in 1982, not far from Ron’s home, a young cocktail waitress named Debra Sue Carter was savagely murdered. The investigation led nowhere. Until, on the flimsiest evidence, it led to Ron Williamson. The ...
  
  











  



  
Wicked Takes the Witness Stand: A Tale of Murder and Twisted Deceit in Northern Michigan
Mardi Link

University of Michigan Press/Regional, 2014

On a bitterly cold afternoon in December 1986, a Michigan State trooper found the frozen body of Jerry Tobias in the bed of his pickup truck. The 31-year-old oil field worker and small-time drug dealer was curled up on his side on the truck’s bare metal, pressed against the tailgate, clad only in jeans, a checkered shirt, and cowboy boots. Inside the cab of the truck was a fresh package of expensive steaks from a local butcher shop—the first ...
  
  











  



  
Designing Commercial Interiors
Christine M. Piotrowski, Elizabeth A. Rogers, ...

Wiley, 2007

The definitive reference on designing commercial interiors-expanded and updated for today's facilities Following the success of the ASID/Polsky Prize Honorable Mention in 1999, authors Christine Piotrowski and Elizabeth Rogers have extensively revised this guide to planning and designing commercial interiors to help professionals and design students successfully address today's trends and project requirements. This comprehensive reference ...
  
  











  



  
Winning at Trial (Winner of ACLEA's Highest Award for Professional Excellence)
D. Shane Read

LexisNexis / National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 2007

Winning at Trial uses innovative techniques to teach students and experienced lawyers alike the art of presenting a clear and compelling case in order to win at trial. These skills are gained first by observing then by doing, and in Winning at Trial the reader is enabled to do just that by analyzing transcripts and viewing almost four hours of footage from the O. J. Simpson trial and a focus group deliberating a civil trial. This book is one of ...
  
  











  








   



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