Book Reviews of Presumed Guilty: When Innocent People Are Wrongly Convicted

Presumed Guilty: When Innocent People Are Wrongly Convicted
Presumed Guilty When Innocent People Are Wrongly Convicted
Author: Martin Yant
ISBN-13: 9780879756437
ISBN-10: 0879756438
Publication Date: 4/1991
Pages: 231
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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Interesting study of law and order, written by an investigative reporter.
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A book on a popular topic written by a journalist, Presumed Guilty explores the many and multiple ways that people can be falsely convicted of crimes-- including false confessions, police mistakes, less-than-perfect prosecutors, and prejudiced judges. It is very well-written, in a narrative style that draws you in and forces an acknowledgment that the criminal justice system is far from perfect. The author's passion demands empathy from the reader. I have worked in the cirminal justice system for many years, and am relatively familiar with it's shortcomings-- but this book was still an eye-opener to me.