A Criminal Injustice: A True Crime, a False Confession, and the Fight to Free Marty Tankleff

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Ballantine Books #ad - And when homicide detective james mccready arrived on the scene an hour later, Marty told him he believed he knew who was responsible: Jerry Steuerman, his father’s business partner. It is a searing indictment of justice in America. However, mccready inexplicably dismissed Steuerman as a suspect. At first it was just another job for Salpeter.

As he dug into the evidence, though, he began to see signs of gross ineptitude or worse: Leads ignored. He was looking forward to starting his senior year at Earl L. After salpeter’s discoveries brought national media attention to the case, Marty’s conviction was finally vacated in 2007, and New York’s governor appointed a special prosecutor to reopen the twenty-year-old case.

A Criminal Injustice: A True Crime, a False Confession, and the Fight to Free Marty Tankleff #ad - At the same time, the state investigation commission announced an inquiry into Suffolk County’s handling of what has come to be widely viewed as one of America’s most disturbing wrongful conviction cases. He persuaded jay salpeter, a retired NYPD detective turned private eye, to look into his case. And a week later, steuerman faked his own death and fled to California under an alias.

Vandermeulen High School the next day. Instead, he fastened on Marty as the prime suspect–indeed, his only one. Before the day was out, the police announced that Marty had confessed to the crimes.

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Let's Get Free: A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice

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The New Press #ad - Controversially, and he joins with the “stop snitching” movement, he supports jury nullification—or voting “not guilty” out of principle—as a way for everyday people to take a stand against unfair laws, arguing that the reliance on informants leads to shoddy police work and distrust within communities.

Let's Get Free: A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice #ad - He argues against discriminatory drug laws and excessive police power and shows how our policy of mass incarceration erodes communities and perpetuates crime. Butler’s argument is powerful, edgy, and incisive. Butler offers instead a “hip hop theory of justice, ” parsing the messages about crime and punishment found in urban music and culture.

Drawing on his personal fascinating story as a prosecutor, and an observer of the legal process, a defendant, Paul Butler offers a sharp and engaging critique of our criminal justice system.

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No One Is Perfect: The True Story Of Candace Mossler And America's Strangest Murder Trial

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#ad - Simpson case, america was fascinated by another "trial of the century". A colorful parade of prosecution witnesses shared tales of recruiting hit men, and the unusual relationship between the glamorous aunt and her nephew. No one is perfect" is a thoroughly researched account of the landmark trial and the life of its chic blonde defendant.

No One Is Perfect: The True Story Of Candace Mossler And America's Strangest Murder Trial #ad - When investigators discovered that "Candy and Mel" were carrying on an incestuous love affair, the pair were charged with the crime. The miami trial featured the legendary defense attorney, Percy Foreman, whose outrageous tactics created a number of memorable moments. Suspicion quickly fell upon Melvin Lane Powers, the shady nephew of Mossler's wife, Candace.

Thirty years before the O. J. Jacques mossler, a prominent financier, was brutally murdered in his Key Biscayne apartment.

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Bowling Alone

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Simon & Schuster #ad - Until the publication of this groundbreaking work, no one had so deftly diagnosed the harm that these broken bonds have wreaked on our physical and civic health, nor had anyone exalted their fundamental power in creating a society that is happy, healthy, and safe. Once we bowled in leagues, usually after work -- but no longer.

Bowling Alone #ad - Wright mills and betty friedan, putnam's Bowling Alone has identified a central crisis at the heart of our society and suggests what we can do.  . Like defining works from the past, such as The Lonely Crowd and The Affluent Society, and like the works of C. This seemingly small phenomenon symbolizes a significant social change that Robert Putnam has identified in this brilliant volume, Bowling Alone, which The Economist hailed as "a prodigious achievement.

Drawing on vast new data that reveal americans' changing behavior, Putnam shows how we have become increasingly disconnected from one another and how social structures -- whether they be PTA, church, or political parties -- have disintegrated.

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Reasonable Doubt: A Shocking Story of Lust and Murder in the American Heartland

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BookBaby #ad - Police believe he methodically murdered his wife and children before he left. The apparent weapons, an ax and butcher knife, are found nearby. But why? a successful businessman and devoted member of a fundamentalist religious group, David Hendricks has the total support of his extended family. A new york times best-seller, this book has now been updated with additional content and photos.

A mother and her three young children are found hacked to death in their beds. A month later the husband and father, who was away on a business trip when the bodies were found, is accused of the killings. Police paint a darker picture, and prosecutors face the daunting task of convicting him on a case based on completely circumstantial evidence.

Reasonable Doubt: A Shocking Story of Lust and Murder in the American Heartland #ad - Readers often comment they must continually remind themselves that this story is real, that "Reasonable Doubt" is testament to the fact truth is stranger than fiction. The book has also been used in college-level criminal justice courses to explain and illustrate the legal concept of reasonable doubt.

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Witches in West Memphis: The West Memphis Three and another false confession

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Groves-Holliman Publishers #ad - No author, documentary filmmaker, or journalist has had more access in this case. Legal history. No real evidence tied the teens to the crime, but an error-riddled confession by Misskelley was the proof used to seal the verdicts in the case. New suspects rose to the surface. Legal history. The manner of death and the way they were bound, ankle to wrist, made authorities think Satanists might have sacrificed the children.

A day later their mangled, nude bodies are found in a drainage ditch. Read how they, referred to as the West Memphis Three, toiled in prison for years as their case stagnated in the Arkansas judicial system. Witches is written in an easy to read, narrative-style form. Are convicted. There’s only one problem.

Witches in West Memphis: The West Memphis Three and another false confession #ad - Three 8-year-old boys vanished from their West Memphis neighborhood one sunny afternoon. They are charged with murder. The author recounts his firsthand court coverage, interviews with witnesses, research, and other information he gathered in the case. Three teens are arrested one month later. He’s been credited in numerous documentaries including the Academy Award nominated film Paradise Lost III: Purgatory and the New York Times best seller Life After Death.

Witches graphically recounts how three boy scouts – Stephen “Stevie” Branch, Michael Moore, and Christopher Byers – rode their bikes after school on a bright afternoon.

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The Executioner's Song

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Grand Central Publishing #ad - All with implacable authority, steely compassion, and a restraint that evokes the parched landscape and stern theology of Gilmore's Utah. 280, 000 words. It is a towering achievement-impossible to put down, impossible to forget. The executioner's song is a trip down the wrong side of the tracks to the deepest source of American loneliness and violence.

To do so, he fought a system that seemed intent on keeping him alive long after it had sentenced him to death. Norman mailer's pulitzer Prize-winning and unforgettable classic about convicted killer Gary Gilmore now in a brand-new edition. Arguably the greatest book from america's most heroically ambitious writer, THE EXECUTIONER'S SONG follows the short, blighted life of Gary Gilmore who became famous after he robbed two men in 1976 and killed them in cold blood.

The Executioner's Song #ad - And that fight for the right to die is what made him famous. Mailer tells not only gilmore's story, but those of the men and women caught in the web of his life and drawn into his procession toward the firing squad. After being tried and convicted, he immediately insisted on being executed for his crime.

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Because You Loved Me Pinnacle True Crime

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Pinnacle Books #ad - More than forty stab wounds and blows to her head with a blunt instrument had cut her life short. Nicole, her fourteen-year-old daughter was on the honor-roll and head over heels in love--with an eighteen-year-old man she'd known only through the Internet. He has appeared on dozens of national radio and television programs, Good Morning America, Geraldo at Large and Montel Williams, The Discovery Channel, including Court TV, and has consulted for the Showtime cable television series Dexter.

He lives in a small Connecticut farming community with his wife and children. Once the lovers met in person, Jeanne's motherly instincts sensed trouble. If only she'd known that the life in danger was her own. William phelps is the author of murder in the Heartland, Lethal Guardian, Every Move You Make, Perfect Poison, and Sleep in Heavenly Peace.

Because You Loved Me Pinnacle True Crime #ad - But it was nicole's stunning confession and guilty plea that led to Billy's sensational trial, loss, where a sordid tale of love, betrayal and murder finally took a cold-blooded killer offline--and on line for justice. What monster had struck in the heart of a peaceful New England town? A Trust BetrayedJeanne was a hard-working single mother.

Baden includes 16 pages Of Shocking Photos Investigative journalist M. Michael M. Phelps is a first-rate investigator. Dr.

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Blind Injustice: A Former Prosecutor Exposes the Psychology and Politics of Wrongful Convictions

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University of California Press #ad - Drawing upon stories from his own career, lawyers,  godsey shares how innate psychological flaws in judges, police, and juries coupled with a “tough on crime” environment can cause investigations to go awry, leading to the convictions of innocent people. Yet in the end, godsey recommends structural, procedural, and attitudinal changes aimed at restoring justice to the criminal justice system.

In blind injustice, bureaucratic denial, godsey explores distinct psychological human weaknesses inherent in the criminal justice system—confirmation bias, cognitive dissonance, memory malleability, dehumanization, and others—and illustrates each with stories from his time as a hard-nosed prosecutor and then as an attorney for the Ohio Innocence Project.

Blind Injustice: A Former Prosecutor Exposes the Psychology and Politics of Wrongful Convictions #ad - He also lays bare the criminal justice system’s internal political pressures. How does the fact that judges, sheriffs, and prosecutors are elected officials influence how they view cases? How can defense attorneys support clients when many are overworked and underpaid? And how do juries overcome bias leading them to believe that police and expert witnesses know more than they do about what evidence means?  This book sheds a harsh light on the unintentional yet routine injustices committed by those charged with upholding justice.

Awarded digital book world’s best book published by a university Press  In this unprecedented view from the trenches, prosecutor turned champion for the innocent Mark Godsey takes us inside the frailties of the human mind as they unfold in real-world wrongful convictions.

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Under the Trestle: The 1980 Disappearance of Gina Renee Hall & Virginia's First "No Body" Murder Trial.

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iUniverse #ad - In 1980, beautiful gina renee hall, a Radford University freshman, went to a Virginia Tech nightclub on a Saturday night. The investigation led police to a secluded cabin on Claytor Lake, where there was evidence of a violent attack. Her abandoned car was found parked beneath a railroad trestle bridging the New River, with blood in the trunk.

Key witnesses against epperly included his best friend, his mother and a tracking dog handler later believed by many to be a fraud. In virginia’s “trial of the century, ” prosecutor Everett Shockley presented an entirely circumstantial case. Three former virginia tech football players testified, including a Hokies quarterback once featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

Under the Trestle: The 1980 Disappearance of Gina Renee Hall & Virginia's First "No Body" Murder Trial. #ad - She was never seen again. Under the trestle” is the true story of the most compelling murder case in Virginia history. Would epperly become the first person in virginia history convicted of murder without the victim’s body, an eyewitness or a confession? And would authorities ever find the body of Gina Renee Hall?

Former virginia tech football player Stephen Epperly was charged with murder, despite the fact that Gina’s body was never found.

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"Please ... Don't Kill Me": The True Story of the Milo Murder

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Crossroad Press #ad - His own family refused to cooperate with the authorities. Clues pointed toward Milo's involvement with the Mafia, the drug world, and the gay community. Along the way he had established a lengthy list of enemies that began with his immediate family and stretched throughout the social and business community.

A blank telegram form lay nearby. Four months after his death, the investigation remained a confusing collection of non sequiturs. His fast-track ride to the top came to a violent halt on August 11, when Milo was found dead in his luxurious Ohio home, 1980, shot twice in the head. It is also a tale of the human weakness, desperation, and overwhelming greed that led to a sudden death.

And time was ticking by …In desperation, Maggie Milo turned to Texas private eye Bill Dear. This is the gripping story of the remarkable collaboration between Dear and the police detectives of Akron, that led to eleven convictions, Ohio, an Ohio record. I don't care who you hire, or what the company has to pay him … so long as he's the best there is.

"Please ... Don't Kill Me": The True Story of the Milo Murder #ad - This anguished cry from the wife of murder victim Dean Milo would draw private investigator Bill Dear into one of the most frustrating and ultimately triumphant cases of his career. Dean milo was a phenomenally successful businessman who had built a tiny family business into a $50 million-a-year corporation.

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