New York Justice

New York Justice Author Joel Goldberg
ISBN-10 1942500289
Year 2016-12-12
Pages 234
Language en
Publisher
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New York Justice is the story of Judge Goldberg's courtroom journey from rookie prosecutor in the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office to one of New York's most experienced criminal trial judges. As a new prosecutor right out of law school, Judge Goldberg made his share of mistakes, which are recounted with humor and self-deprecation. The stories of his criminal trials and appeals reveal an inside look into how a young lawyer confronts the variety of legal, ethical, and practical problems in these cases from the rare dual perspective of a prosecutor who did both trials and appeals. In the second part of New York Justice, Judge Goldberg gives his insights into his Supreme Court trials covering the full range of state law crimes. These cases, presented in short-story style, include a naked man running down the street escaping a sexual assault, a Black Hasidic Jew who was an alleged serial rapist, a double murder where the victims' body parts were cut up with a circular saw, an alleged Mafia killing ordered by John Gotti where there was information received that a juror might be killed during the trial, and a police officer who praised police brutality on social media. The final section of New York Justice contains some of Judge Goldberg's memorable experiences both as a prosecutor and a judge, including a wedding he officiated on a boat and a problem with the best man being allowed to attend, his assignment to be a judge in Manhattan at a court session beginning at 1:00 am on January 1, 1988 with a reporter from the New York Times sitting on the bench next to him, and his courtroom encounters when he was a prosecutor with famed civil rights attorney William Kunstler and with a judge who improperly put Judge Goldberg's supervisor in jail for contempt of court. Judge Goldberg has lectured extensively to bar associations and judicial conferences and has had more than 50 of his written opinions published in New York's official legal publication of court decisions. His decades of courtroom experience and in-depth understanding of the law has given him the extraordinary ability to describe his career and his cases in both an entertaining and educational style that will bring enjoyment and an appreciation of the criminal trial process to his readers.

Finding Oscar

Finding Oscar Author Sebastian Rotella
ISBN-10 9781453265826
Year 2012-05-25
Pages 30
Language en
Publisher Open Road Media
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The harrowing and heartrending story of Guatemala’s Dos Erres massacre, and the survivors whose lives were forever changed by it In 1982, at the height of Guatemala’s civil war, twenty soldiers from the army’s commando unit, called the Kaibiles, invaded the farming village of Dos Erres. Masquerading as leftist guerillas, the squad members cut their way through the small town, killing more than 250 men, women, and children. Only a handful of people survived. One of them, a young boy, was adopted by Kaibil lieutenant Ramírez and raised by Ramírez’s family, who named him Oscar. Just three years old at the time of the massacre, Oscar grew up unaware of his true origins. It wasn’t until almost thirty years later, living in the suburbs of Boston with a family of his own, that Oscar would learn the truth. Drawn from interviews with massacre survivors, commandos-turned-protected witnesses, lawyers, and forensic anthropologists, Finding Oscar is a powerful, groundbreaking investigation into the Dos Erres massacre and its aftermath. It is an unforgettable account of the secret abductions of Dos Erres survivors, the mission to bring the perpetrators to justice, and the courage of the Guatemalan people. This ebook contains content not available anywhere else. Additional features include: A preface by Sebastian Rotella An afterword by acclaimed author Francisco Goldman Oscar’s story is also featured on the May 25, 2012, episode of This American Life, available for download at www.thisamericanlife.org. A slide show, timeline, and details about how this story was reported can be found at www.propublica.org.

DSK

DSK Author John Solomon
ISBN-10 9781250012647
Year 2012-06-05
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Macmillan
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The sex scandal that toppled Dominique Strauss-Kahn gripped the world with its salacious allegations, dramatic twists, and a stunning turnabout in court. But the public saw only a fraction of what really went on behind the scenes, where justice played second fiddle to egos, political pressures, and investigative missteps. Now award-winning reporter John Solomon exposes the story you didn't know, delivering a searing indictment of American justice at its moment of intense international scrutiny. When Strauss-Kahn arrived in New York on Friday, May 13, 2011, he was an international political powerhouse and favorite to win the French presidential election. By Monday, he was sitting in the notorious Rikers Island jail, his career in tatters. Likewise, when hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo arrived at work on Saturday morning, she never could have predicted that a brief encounter with a VIP guest would put her at the center of a legal and public relations battle that would leave her life in shambles. Those seven minutes in Suite 2806 would throw international politics into turmoil, eliminate one of the key players in Europe's debt crisis, and create a trial by fire for Manhattan's rookie district attorney. And it would all happen under the eye of a frenzied media which at first presumed guilt before suddenly turning the tables on the alleged victim. The public was left wondering: Was Dominique Strauss-Kahn guilty or innocent? Solomon goes past the headlines to show how personal clashes, ambition, and media leaks took precedence over facts and evidence. He chronicles the personal battles that went on behind the scenes, from suicide worries to AIDS scares, and the toll they took on key players. He lays out in gripping detail all the facts, good and bad, pro and con, so that finally the public can judge what really happened in one of the most fascinating criminal cases of the last decade.

Practical Homicide Investigation

Practical Homicide Investigation Author Vernon J. Geberth
ISBN-10 1482235072
Year 2015-05-12
Pages 1296
Language en
Publisher CRC Press
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Renowned for being THE definitive resource for homicide investigators, Practical Homicide Investigation: Tactics, Procedures, and Forensic Techniques details the recognized protocols used by investigative divisions of major police departments throughout the world. The text is used in most police academies, including the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Now in its fifth edition, the book begins with a comprehensive discussion of homicide crime scenes and moves chronologically from initial police notification, the correct police response that follows, and the subsequent steps necessary to conduct an intelligent investigation. It then delves into the more technical aspects of homicide investigation, augmented with numerous pictures and full-color illustrations that involve pertinent case histories. This latest edition includes three new chapters along with fully revised chapters with new case histories and techniques that reflect the latest forensic methods and modern investigative procedures. Highlights of the Fifth Edition Include: Newly revised "Homicide Investigator’s Checklist" A new chapter on the latest DNA technology A rewritten chapter on equivocal death investigations that includes staged crime scenes Additional information on modes of death Fully updated chapters on death notifications, sex-related homicide, management for police administrators, suicide investigation, and narcotics-related and homosexually based homicides Over 920 photos and illustrations, 250 new photographs, and several new case histories Eminent author, lecturer, consultant, and expert witness Vernon J. Geberth incorporates his more than four and a half decades of real-world law enforcement experience in this quintessential reference. This classic and must-have resource provides the most vital information needed by detectives and police investigators responsible for cases in violent and sudden death. Remember: do it right the first time. You only get one chance. —Vernon J. Geberth, M.S., M.P.S., Homicide and Forensic Consultant, Author of Practical Homicide Investigation, and Series Editor of The Practical Aspects of Criminal and Forensic Investigations

Black Background Adult Coloring Book

Black Background Adult Coloring Book Author Jenean Morrison
ISBN-10 0692673032
Year 2016-03-23
Pages 126
Language en
Publisher
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Enjoy a compilation of 60 coloring pages from Jenean Morrison's Adult Coloring Book series-- now with stunning black backgrounds! In this book, you'll find 10 coloring pages from each of Jenean's 6 best-selling books. Coloring pages include geometrics, floral designs, repeat patterns, mandalas, butterflies and birds. Connect with Jenean on [email protected] share your colored pages and for creative coloring inspiration. Grown-ups as well as older kids and teens are loving this book, and you will, too!

We Are Called to Rise

We Are Called to Rise Author Laura McBride
ISBN-10 9781476738963
Year 2014-06-03
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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An immigrant youth struggling to assimilate, a middle-aged housewife with a troubled marriage, a Vegas social worker and a wounded soldier connect with each other and rescue themselves in the wake of an unthinkable incident. A first novel.

Presumed Guilty

Presumed Guilty Author Jose Baez
ISBN-10 9781939529213
Year 2013-08-27
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher BenBella Books, Inc.
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New York Times bestseller Presumed Guilty exposes shocking, never-before revealed, exclusive information from the trial of the century and the verdict that shocked the nation. When Caylee Anthony was reported missing in Orlando, Florida, in July 2008, the public spent the next three years following the investigation and the eventual trial of her mother, Casey Anthony. On July 5, 2011, the case that captured headlines worldwide exploded when, against all odds, defense attorney Jose Baez delivered one of the biggest legal upsets in American history: a not-guilty verdict. In this tell-all, Baez shares secrets the defense knew but has not disclosed to anyone until now and frankly reveals his experiences throughout the entire case—discovering the evidence, meeting Casey Anthony for the first time, being with George and Cindy Anthony day after day, leading defense strategy meetings, and spending weeks in the judge’s chambers. Presumed Guilty shows how Baez, a struggling, high-school dropout, became one of the nation’s most high-profile defense attorneys through his tireless efforts to seek justice for one of the country’s most vilified murder suspects.

Patient H69

Patient H69 Author Vanessa Potter
ISBN-10 9781472936134
Year 2017-05-04
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
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Imagine how it would feel to one day wake up and find your vision descending swiftly into darkness. Your fingertips are turning numb, and, as the world closes in around you, you realise there is nothing you can do to stop it. This is what happened to Vanessa Potter. In the space of 72 hours, Vanessa went from juggling a high-flying career as a producer and caring for her two small children to being completely blind, unable to walk, and with her sense of touch completely gone. Over the course of the next six months, Vanessa slowly began to recover. Opening her eyes onto a black-and-white world with mutating shapes and colours that crackled and fizzled, she encountered a visual landscape that was completely unrecognisable. As colour reappeared, Vanessa experienced a range of bizarre phenomena as her confused brain tried to make sense of the world around her, and she found herself touching and talking to inanimate objects in order to stimulate her vision – all part of her brain's mechanism for coping with the trauma of sensory loss. Going blind led Vanessa to turn science sleuth, reinventing herself as Patient H69 to uncover the reality behind her unique condition. With the help of a team of psychologists and neuroscientists, we follow Vanessa's story as she learns the science of herself, transforming her terrifying experience into a positive, inspirational and scientifically fascinating endeavour.

The Handmaid s Tale

The Handmaid s Tale Author Margaret Atwood
ISBN-10 9781446485477
Year 2012-05-15
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Random House
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NOW A SMASH-HIT CHANNEL 4 TV SERIES WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION FROM MARGARET ATWOOD The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function: to breed. If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire – neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs. Brilliantly conceived and executed, this powerful vision of the future gives full rein to Margaret Atwood's irony, wit and astute perception.

Holding House

Holding House Author Ava Bjork
ISBN-10 0983555907
Year 2011-04-01
Pages 238
Language en
Publisher
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Ever dream about the perfect crime? Sean Howser and his friends have discovered it. Sean is a rising mixed-martial arts star with a troubled past and a major gambling problem. When his debts and his life spin out of control, two of his college friends offer him a solution: act as the muscle in a foolproof international kidnapping. The crime is shockingly simple and one hundred percent possible-no one will get hurt, and there's no way they can get caught. Sean and his friends can't wait to start living the good life. But, when unforeseen events cause their dream crime to unravel into a nightmare, the friends soon become the subjects of an international manhunt. Worse, Sean finds himself falling for their beautiful hostage. Can Sean redeem himself, even if it means risking his friendships, his freedom and possibly his life?

Shoeless Joe

Shoeless Joe Author W. P. Kinsella
ISBN-10 0395957737
Year 1999
Pages 265
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Ray Kinsella's fanatic love of baseball drives him to build a baseball stadium in his corn field and kidnap the author, J.D. Salinger, and bring him to a baseball game

A Death in Belmont

A Death in Belmont Author Sebastian Junger
ISBN-10 0393077373
Year 2006-04-17
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
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A fatal collision of three lives in the most intriguing and original crime story since In Cold Blood. In the spring of 1963, the quiet suburb of Belmont, Massachusetts, is rocked by a shocking sex murder that exactly fits the pattern of the Boston Strangler. Sensing a break in the case that has paralyzed the city of Boston, the police track down a black man, Roy Smith, who cleaned the victim's house that day and left a receipt with his name on the kitchen counter. Smith is hastily convicted of the Belmont murder, but the terror of the Strangler continues. On the day of the murder, Albert DeSalvo—the man who would eventually confess in lurid detail to the Strangler's crimes—is also in Belmont, working as a carpenter at the Jungers' home. In this spare, powerful narrative, Sebastian Junger chronicles three lives that collide—and ultimately are destroyed—in the vortex of one of the first and most controversial serial murder cases in America.

The Fountainhead

The Fountainhead Author Ayn Rand
ISBN-10 9781101137185
Year 2005-04-26
Pages 752
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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The revolutionary literary vision that sowed the seeds of Objectivism, Ayn Rand's groundbreaking philosophy, and brought her immediate worldwide acclaim. This modern classic is the story of intransigent young architect Howard Roark, whose integrity was as unyielding as granite...of Dominique Francon, the exquisitely beautiful woman who loved Roark passionately, but married his worst enemy...and of the fanatic denunciation unleashed by an enraged society against a great creator. As fresh today as it was then, Rand’s provocative novel presents one of the most challenging ideas in all of fiction—that man’s ego is the fountainhead of human progress... “A writer of great power. She has a subtle and ingenious mind and the capacity of writing brilliantly, beautifully, bitterly...This is the only novel of ideas written by an American woman that I can recall.”—The New York Times

Kirk s Fire Investigation

Kirk s Fire Investigation Author John D. De Haan
ISBN-10 0132830019
Year 2011-05-24
Pages 763
Language en
Publisher Prentice Hall
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ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. -- Taking the reader from the beginning stages of a fire investigation in evidence collection and evaluating a fire scene to the end stages of report writing and giving testimony, internationally recognized forensic scientist John DeHaan is joined by forensic fire engineering expert David Icove for the 7th edition of Kirk's Fire Investigation. The model curriculum of the Fire Emergency Service Higher Education (FESHE) group serves as a basis for this important text which provides updated and expanded information on fire dynamics, ignition as well as brand new case examples. With appendices unique in content and focus including an Evidence Collection Kit and Incident Report Forms, this text serves as the keystone text in the field for both seasoned fire investigators as well as fire service professionals seeking the fundamentals and the most up-to-date information for the field of fire investigation.

Firestone Syndrome

Firestone Syndrome Author Stephen P. Beeler
ISBN-10 0970657641
Year 2002-11-01
Pages 361
Language en
Publisher Advocate House
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Beeler strips the mantra from television and movie portrayals of grunt-level police work. He thumbs his nose at political correctness...he cleverly castigates the courts, the justice system, politics, politicians and bureaucratic favoritism... his characters are real and recognizable; they exist in every police andsheriffs department in the country. He has " walkedthe walk"..."talked the talk."