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Conviction

By Richard North Patterson
  • Book ID : 1588364437
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 480
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reads : 855
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When the body of nine-year old Thuy Sen is found in the San Francisco Bay, the police quickly charge Rennell and Payton Price with her grisly murder. A twelve-person jury, abetted by an incompetent defense lawyer, is nearly as quick to find the brothers guilty, and to sentence them both to die for their crimes. Fifteen years later, overworked pro bono laywer Teresa Peralta Paget, her husband Chris, and stepson Carlo, a recent Harvard law graduate, become convinced not only that Rennell didn't receive a fair trial but that he may well be innocent. Racing against the clock and facing enormous legal obstacles, Teresa, Chris, and Carlo desperately try to stay Rennell's execution, taking the case all the way to the Supreme Court, and to an enormously moving and powerful conclusion.

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Isbn : 1250083710
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 300
  • File Pdf: conviction.pdf

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New York City 1992: a year after riots exploded between black and Jewish neighbors in Brooklyn, a black family is brutally murdered in their Crown Heights home. A teenager is quickly convicted, and the justice system moves on. Twenty-two years later, journalist Rebekah Roberts gets a letter: I didn't do it. Frustrated with her work at the city’s sleaziest tabloid, Rebekah starts to dig. But witnesses are missing, memories faded, and almost no one wants to talk about that grim, violent time in New York City—not even Saul Katz, a former NYPD cop and her source in Brooklyn’s insular Hasidic community. So she goes it alone. And as she gets closer to the truth of that night, Rebekah finds herself in the path of a killer with two decades of secrets to protect. From the author of the Edgar-nominated Invisible City comes another timely thriller that illuminates society’s darkest corners. Told in part through the eyes of a jittery eyewitness and the massacre’s sole survivor, Julia Dahl's Conviction examines the power—and cost—of community, loyalty, and denial.

Wrongful Conviction and Criminal Justice Reform

By Marvin Zalman,Julia Carrano
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1135077444
  • Pages : 334
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 815
  • File Pdf: wrongful-conviction-and-criminal-justice-reform.pdf

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Wrongful Conviction and Criminal Justice Reform is an important addition to the literature and teaching on innocence reform. This book delves into wrongful convictions studies but expands upon them by offering potential reforms that would alleviate the problem of wrongful convictions in the criminal justice system. Written to be accessible to students, Wrongful Conviction and Criminal Justice Reform is a main text for wrongful convictions courses or a secondary text for more general courses in criminal justice, political science, and law school innocence clinics.

The Conviction to Lead

By Albert Mohler
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Isbn : 1441260560
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 656
  • File Pdf: the-conviction-to-lead.pdf

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Leadership Principles from a Renowned Agent of Change Cultures and organizations do not change without strong leadership. While many leadership books focus on management or administration, the central focus of The Conviction to Lead is on changing minds. Dr. Mohler was the driving force behind the transformation of Southern Seminary from a liberal institution of waning influence to a thriving evangelical seminary at the heart of the Southern Baptist Convention. Since then he has been one of the most prominent voices in evangelicalism, fighting for Christian principles and challenging secular culture. Using his own experiences and examples from history, Dr. Mohler demonstrates that real leadership is a transferring of conviction to others, affecting their actions, motivations, intuition, and commitment. This practical guide walks the reader through what a leader needs to know, do, and be in order to affect change.

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Picador
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  • Pages : 288
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From award-winning investigative journalist Kyle Swenson, Good Kids, Bad City is the true story of the longest wrongful imprisonment in the United States to end in exoneration, and a critical social and political history of Cleveland, the city that convicted them. In the early 1970s, three African-American men—Wiley Bridgeman, Kwame Ajamu, and Rickey Jackson—were accused and convicted of the brutal robbery and murder of a man outside of a convenience store in Cleveland, Ohio. The prosecution’s case, which resulted in a combined 106 years in prison for the three men, rested on the more-than-questionable testimony of a pre-teen, Ed Vernon. The actual murderer was never found. Almost four decades later, Vernon recanted his testimony, and Wiley, Kwame, and Rickey were released. But while their exoneration may have ended one of American history’s most disgraceful miscarriages of justice, the corruption and decay of the city responsible for their imprisonment remain on trial. Interweaving the dramatic details of the case with Cleveland’s history—one that, to this day, is fraught with systemic discrimination and racial tension—Swenson reveals how this outrage occurred and why. Good Kids, Bad City is a work of astonishing empathy and insight: an immersive exploration of race in America, the struggling Midwest, and how lost lives can be recovered.

Truth and Conviction

By L. Jane McMillan
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : UBC Press
  • Isbn : 0774837519
  • Pages : 230
  • Category : Law
  • Reads : 979
  • File Pdf: truth-and-conviction.pdf

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The name “Donald Marshall Jr.” is synonymous with “wrongful conviction” and the fight for Indigenous rights in Canada. In Truth and Conviction, Jane McMillan – Marshall’s former partner, an acclaimed anthropologist, and an original defendant in the Supreme Court’s Marshall decision – tells the story of how Marshall’s life-long battle against injustice permeated Canadian legal consciousness and revitalized Indigenous law. Marshall died in 2009, but his legacy lives on. Mi’kmaq continue to assert their rights and build justice programs grounded in customary laws and practices, key steps in the path to self-determination and reconciliation.

Fundamental Rights and Legal Consequences of Criminal Conviction

By Sonja Meijer,Harry Annison,Ailbhe O’Loughlin
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 1509920994
  • Pages : 312
  • Category : Law
  • Reads : 645
  • File Pdf: fundamental-rights-and-legal-consequences-of-criminal-conviction.pdf

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The legal position of convicted offenders is complex, as are the social consequences that can result from a criminal conviction. After they have served their sentences, custodial or not, convicted offenders often continue to be subject to numerous restrictions, in many cases indefinitely, due to their criminal conviction. In short, criminal convictions can have adverse legal consequences that may affect convicted offenders in several aspects of their lives. In turn, these legal consequences can have broader social consequences. Legal consequences are often not formally part of the criminal law, but are regulated by different areas of law, such as administrative law, constitutional law, labour law, civil law, and immigration law. For this reason, they are often obscured from judges as well as from defendants and their legal representatives in the courtroom. The breadth, severity and longevity and often hidden nature of these restrictions raises the question of whether offenders' fundamental rights are sufficiently protected. This book explores the nature and extent of the legal consequences of criminal convictions in Europe, Australia and the USA. It addresses the following questions: What legal consequences can a criminal conviction have? How do these consequences affect convicted offenders? And how can and should these consequences be limited by law?

Converts of Conviction

By David B. Ruderman
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  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Isbn : 3110530856
  • Pages : 115
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 349
  • File Pdf: converts-of-conviction.pdf

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The study of Jewish converts to Christianity in the modern era has long been marginalized in Jewish historiography. Labeled disparagingly in the Jewish tradition as meshumadim (apostates), many earlier Jewish scholars treated these individuals in a negative light or generally ignored them as not properly belonging any longer to the community and its historical legacy. This situation has radically changed in recent years with an outpouring of new studies on converts in variegated times and places, culminating perhaps in the most recent synthesis of modern Jewish converts by Todd Endelman in 2015. While Endelman argues that most modern converts left the Jewish fold for economic, social, or political reasons, he does acknowledge the presence of those who chose to convert for ideological and spiritual motives. The purpose of this volume is to consider more fully the latter group, perhaps the most interesting from the perspective of Jewish intellectual history: those who moved from Judaism to Christianity out of a conviction that they were choosing a superior religion, and out of doubt or lack of confidence in the religious principles and practices of their former one. Their spiritual journeys often led them to suspect their newly adopted beliefs as well, and some even returned to Judaism or adopted a hybrid faith consisting of elements of both religions. Their intellectual itineraries between Judaism and Christianity offer a unique perspective on the formation of modern Jewish identities, Jewish-Christian relations, and the history of Jewish skeptical postures. The approach of the authors of this book is to avoid broad generalizations about the modern convert in favor of detailed case studies of specific converts in four distinct localities: Germany, Russia, Poland, and England, all living in the nineteenth- century. In so doing, it underscores the individuality of each convert's life experience and self-reflection and the need to examine more intensely this relatively neglected dimension of Jewish and Christian cultural and intellectual history.

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By Tom Mulcair
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  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Isbn : 1459732979
  • Pages : 200
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 526
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Globe & Mail Non-Fiction Bestseller Toronto Star Non-Fiction Bestseller The inside story of Tom Mulcair’s rise from modest, middle-class beginnings to the threshold of power. He has been called the strongest Opposition leader in the television era; he was also known in Québec as the provincial Opposition’s “pit bull.” Here, in his own words, and for the first time, is the inside story of Tom Mulcair’s rise from modest, middle-class beginnings to the threshold of power. Discover the man behind the headlines: who he is, how he thinks, and how he comes by the values that shaped his character. Unwavering in his convictions, he shares behind-the-scenes information on the reasons why he resigned as Québec’s minister of the environment under Charest; his decision to rejoin the New Democratic Party; and what it was like working closely with Jack Layton to help spearhead the “Orange Wave” that swept the NDP into power as the Official Opposition in the 2011 federal election. Alongside this, Mulcair also sheds light on such nation-defining events as past immigration and environmental policies, the Québec Referendum, Native residential schools and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and the Harper government’s Anti-Terrorism Act. In this book, Mulcair reveals his vision for the country, and his position on the issues that matter most — making Strength of Conviction an essential read for all Canadians with an interest in our nation’s future.

Strength of Conviction

By Tom Mulcair
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  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Isbn : 1459732960
  • Pages : 200
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 305
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The inside story of Thomas Mulcair’s rise from modest beginnings to the threshold of power. Discover the man behind the headlines, who he is, how he thinks, and the struggles he faced — from fighting sexual misconduct, to protecting our environment, to his work alongside Jack Layton leading the NDP to a historic breakthrough in Quebec.

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By Paul Zylstra
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  • Publisher : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
  • Isbn : 163903482X
  • Pages : 296
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 149
  • File Pdf: christian-conviction-v-state-persecution.pdf

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They said it would never happen in America, but the First Amendment was severely attacked in Nebraska from 1977 to 1984. Christian Conviction v. State Persecution chronicles not only the events but why they took place. This was not isolated to a single denomination or group. Among the churches attacked were Amish, Mennonite, Apostolic, Pentecostal, Baptist, and Church of Christ. Among the homeschool families, the list expands farther. Faith, freedom, and liberty were all under attack by the Nebraska Department of Education and their allies in the courts and the state legislature. Before I ever met Paul, I had seen his face on the CBN film footage of him being hauled away by sheriff's deputies from an altar where he was praying with a group of men. As Paul writes in this book, "Few cases of the loss of Christian freedom have drawn more attention than the jailing of the pastor and the padlocking of the [Faith Baptist] church building in Louisville, Nebraska." The powerful film footage and photos from this incident 'went viral' across the American evangelical landscape, and there was widespread outrage and concern. This persecution backfired: It would cement the courage and convictions of an entire generation of parents who had become increasingly alarmed about what was happening in public schools. --Sarah Leslie Publisher and Iowa Homeschool Leader Paul Zylstra and some of his compatriots were a large part of the intellectual undergirding of this endeavor that proved in large measure successful over a number of years. This book is a great work in establishing the underlying issues facing honest disciples in Jesus in responding to the intrusions of the "state" into matters of faith. --Pastor Larry Lautaret Nebraska Christian School Leader Most people feel that the First Amendment has been followed everywhere in the USA since the founding of this great country. In the 1980s, in the state of Nebraska, several people went to jail, lost jobs, and fled the state because there was an existing law that violated Christian liberty. As Christians realized, the government-controlled system was going against what the Bible taught. Therefore, they started their own schools free from state control. This book tells in detail what happened when the established government tried to control Bible Christianity in Nebraska and how the Lord of heaven stepped in and straightened things out. --Warren Rushton Author and Nebraska Homeschool Leader

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  • Publisher : Light Messages Publishing
  • Isbn : 161153268X
  • Pages : 226
  • Category : True Crime
  • Reads : 381
  • File Pdf: the-wrongful-conviction-of-oscar-pistorius.pdf

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Just when the world thought Oscar Pistorius’ meteoric rise to Olympic glory and international celebrity had terminated abysmally in prison, Brent Willock’s scientific perspective reopens this gripping narrative for an astonishing re-view. Olympian Oscar Pistorius’ spectacular assent to fame ground to a screeching halt in the wee hours of Valentine’s Day, 2013. Hearing a sound emanating from his bathroom, he grabbed his pistol and he stumbled to the washroom, screaming at the intruders to leave. Fearing someone was about to emerge to harm him and his girlfriend, Reeva, he fired four bullets into the bathroom. Soon he realized he had killed his lover. Horrified, he summoned the authorities. The investigating detective believed this was yet another case of an escalating argument where a man murdered his partner. World opinion is split. Some believe Oscar. Others are convinced he committed a despicable crime of passion. Distinguished clinical psychologist Brent Willock brings an entirely new perspective to bear on these horrific events: that Oscar’s horrific actions occurred while he was in a state of paradoxical sleep, also known as parasomnia. Throughout this book, Willock uses scientific scrutiny and legal precedence to resolve the crucial anomalies surrounding the Oscar Pistorius trial. Willock also discusses how mental health experts and the defense team might have overlooked the hypothesis of parasomnia that could have exonerated Oscar. Millions who followed the Blade Runner’s astonishing achievements, uplifted and inspired by his triumph over physical adversity, were crushed by his precipitous plunge from grace. They were baffled. Even Oscar himself, in a television interview shortly before his sentencing, achingly asked, “I always think, How did this possibly happen? How could this have happened?” At last, Willock’s elegant work responds to these poignant questions that have so plagued and pained Reeva’s family, friends, Oscar, and, indeed, the world.

Conviction: The Personal Story of an American Housewife's Term in Prison in Communist Hungary

By Janet E. Lemmé
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  • Publisher : Reliant Publishing
  • Isbn : 1683141830
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  • Reads : 174
  • File Pdf: conviction.pdf

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Attempting to help relatives escape from East Germany in the mid-1960s, an American woman and her husband were arrested in communist Hungary. This graphic personal account highlights the shock of unexpected incarceration, life with thieves, prostitutes, and murderers, and black market survival methods. The horrific experience of a police state system is in sharp contrast to the freedoms she has always known.

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  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Isbn : 0735272786
  • Pages : 464
  • Category : True Crime
  • Reads : 413
  • File Pdf: scoundrel.pdf

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A CBC Books Work of Canadian Nonfiction to Watch For in Spring 2022 An Amazon Best Book of the Month: Biographies and Memoirs A Los Angeles Times Book to Add to Your Reading List in February A Seattle Times Most Anticipated Book of 2022 A Vanity Fair New Book to Read this Month A Publishers Weekly’s Top Spring 2022 History Title A Literary Hub Most Anticipated Book of 2022 A The Millions Most Anticipated Book of 2022 A Town & Country Must-Read Book of Winter 2022 A Bustle Most Anticipated Book of February 2022 A The Lineup True Crime Book to Be Excited About in 2022 A Bookpage Most Anticipated Nonfiction A Bookriot 22 Great Books to Read in 2022 A CrimeReads Most Anticipated Crime Fiction of 2022 A true-crime masterpiece, this is a story of wrongful exoneration about killer Edgar Smith and the prominent crusaders who fell prey to his charm. Having spent almost half his lifetime in California's state penitentiary system, convicted killer Edgar Smith died in obscurity in 2017 at the age of eighty-three—a miracle, really, as he was meant to be executed nearly six decades earlier. Tried and convicted in the state of New Jersey for the 1957 murder of fifteen-year-old Victoria Zielinski, Smith was once the most famous convict in America. Scoundrel tells the true, almost-too-bizarre story of a man saved from Death Row by way of an unlikely friendship—developed in nearly 2000 pages of prison correspondence—with National Review founder William F. Buckley, Jr., one of the most famous figures in the neo-conservative movement. Buckley wrote articles, fundraised and hired lawyers to fight for a new trial, eventually enlisting the help of Sophie Wilkins, a book editor with whom Smith would have a torrid epistolary affair. As a result of these friends' advocacy, Smith not only gained his freedom, he vaulted to the highest intellectual echelons as a bestselling author, an expert on prison reform, and a minor celebrity—only to fall, spectacularly, back to earth, when his murderous impulses once more prevailed. Weinman's Scoundrel is a gripping investigation into a case where crime and culture intersect, where recent memory begins to slide into history and where the darkest of violent impulses meet literary ambition, human ego and hunger for fame.

A Lawful Conviction

By Fred Shearer
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Isbn : 1665523379
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 466
  • File Pdf: a-lawful-conviction.pdf

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A Lawful Conviction is a quickly paced story that finds sixteen year old Jamaal Compton lawfully convicted and sentenced as an adult for the accidental death of his mother's abusive boyfriend. He is ushered into an adult prison system where he is preyed upon and eventually sexually assaulted by a powerfully influential prisoner who wields a lot of control. During this assault Jamaal did not fight his assailant off, yell for help, or do anything to discourage this attack from happening. Jamaal is left physically and emotionally traumatized while questioning his own sexual identity, in addition to how he is now being viewed by other prisoners. He is quickly labeled a homosexual; however, when his assailant returns for more sex, Jamaal kills him with a homemade knife that he gets from the only real friend he has. This violent incident all but seals Jamaal's fate in prison and presents him with the possibility of spending the rest of his life incarcerated. He is charged with murder and appointed an attorney who is determined to convince him to plead guilty and accept a plea bargain. But in a strange twist, a streetwise black attorney who is related to one of the prisoners incarcerated at the facility where Jamaal is, reluctantly decides to meet Jamaal during an impromptu visit to the prison while visiting his own relative. The attorney gasp at the sight of Jamaal when he is brought in for a conference, not realizing that he would be interviewing a young kid as all of his preconceived notions and stereotypes that he had built up over the years instantly vanished. He agrees to represent Jamaal for the murder of his assailant. In court the case has loser written all over it when they are confronted with an all-white jury and an arrogant, special appointed prosecutor. But in an unprecedented legal maneuver Jamaal's attorney motions the court to allow the jury to view the crime scene. The prison.

Conviction: Star Wars Legends (Fate of the Jedi)

By Aaron Allston
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  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Isbn : 0345519582
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 897
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The Jedi have struck a blow against tyranny. Can they strike down ultimate evil? Chief of State Natasi Daala has been overthrown, and the Jedi Order has taken control of the Galactic Alliance. But while the new governors dismantle Daala’s draconian regime, forces still loyal to the deposed official are mobilizing a counterstrike. And even the Jedi’s new authority may not be enough to save Tahiri Veila, the former Jedi Knight and onetime Sith apprentice convicted of treason for the killing of Galactic Alliance officer Gilad Pellaeon. Meanwhile, Luke and Ben Skywalker are relentlessly pursuing Abeloth, the powerful dark-side entity bent on ruling the galaxy. But as they corner their monstrous quarry on the planet Nam Chorios, the two lone Jedi must also face the fury of the Sith death squadron bearing down on them. And when Abeloth turns the tables with an insidious ambush, the Skywalkers’ quest threatens to become a suicide mission. Features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star Wars expanded universe, and over half a dozen excerpts from some of the most popular Star Wars books of the last thirty years!

Slave of Conviction Diary of Corruption

By Roy Chauvin Retired LDWF Agent
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  • Publisher : Page Publishing Inc
  • Isbn : 1662435266
  • Pages : 214
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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Throughout life, most people have to struggle with making life’s decisions. These decisions not only involve the individual making the decision but also his family and in some cases the public. The life of a law enforcement officer involves all three. This burden is often stressful taxing one’s conscience to the breaking point. The individual has to rely on his family background and values instilled in him throughout his life. A strong faith and belief that all has to be fair and just is viewed as an idealistic approach that everyone strives toward in making decisions. To truly adopt this fairness honesty and justice philosophy in your life’s decisions is extremely difficult in today’s world. Many choose to prostitute their convictions for their jobs, money, status, and power rationalizing their decisions for personal gain, leaving humanity in ashes. As a law enforcement officer, his daily decisions directly effects his fellow man. This burden is self-inflicted by the individual to do the right thing, or to go along with the good-old-boy attitude. The latter accomplishes nothing and is actually looked down upon by the honest public. The public truly wants a leader they can trust to carry out this honesty and justice philosophy; however, the public has no clue to the sacrifices that one has to make in order to achieve these goals. In order for one to fulfill his mission on striving for honesty and fairness, he has to become a slave of convictions. Thus, the partial title. This title must be evaluated by the reader of the book on whether or not the main character in the book was, in fact, dedicated to his convictions. By infusing the diary of corruption into the book title poses to the reader a decision-making process in which he decides whether the diary is proof that corruption exist or all this is just the way it is and no one can change these practices. The actual diaries represent a compilation of daily entries into the diaries documenting the author’s daily life. The author of this book does not seek the approval of his life’s path but rather poses the question. What would you do if you were in his shoes? Walk the walk and talk the talk or acquiesce because it is too costly. Fairness. Honesty. Justice for all. I hope.

The Boy on the Bicycle

By Nate Hendley
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Isbn : 145974912X
  • Pages : 128
  • Category : True Crime
  • Reads : 627
  • File Pdf: the-boy-on-the-bicycle.pdf

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On the night of September 15, 1956, a seven-year-old child was murdered on the deserted grounds of the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) in Toronto. The main suspect was a teenage boy seen near the crime scene on a bicycle. Toronto police arrested Ron Moffatt, a fourteen-year-old former CNE employee who vaguely fit the description of the suspect. During a tough interrogation, Ron falsely confessed and was convicted at trial. In truth, Ron couldn’t ride a bicycle and was innocent; his phony admission was the product of fear and pressure tactics. The real culprit — sex offender and serial killer Peter Woodcock — remained at large, preying on new victims. This shocking story has eerie parallels to the Steven Truscott case (which also involved a fourteen-year-old Ontario boy accused of murder) but has been largely forgotten until now. A powerful account about a coerced confession, a fumbled police investigation and the crusading lawyer who fought to free Ron from custody.

Compassion (&) Conviction

By Justin Giboney,Michael Wear,Chris Butler
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Isbn : 0830848118
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 608
  • File Pdf: compassion.pdf

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Have you ever felt too progressive for conservatives, but too conservative for progressives? It's easy for faithful Christians to grow disillusioned with civic engagement or fall into tribal extremes. Representing the AND Campaign, the authors of this book lay out the biblical case for political engagement and help Christians navigate the complex world of politics with integrity.

Familiarity and Conviction in the Criminal Justice System

By Joanna Pozzulo,Emily Pica,Chelsea Sheahan
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 019087483X
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Psychology
  • Reads : 195
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Eyewitness research has focused mainly on stranger identification, but identification is also critical for the "familiar stranger", and understanding how variability in an eyewitness's familiarity with the perpetrator may influence recall and recognition accuracy will facilitate swifter and more just resolutions to crime. Familiarity and Conviction in the Criminal Justice System examines the notion of familiarity between an eyewitness/victim and a perpetrator, ranging from complete unfamiliarity (as with a total stranger) to a very familiar other. Authors Joanna Pozzulo, Emily Pica, and Chelsea Sheahan define what is meant by "familiarity" in an eyewitness context and how it has been operationalized and manipulated, exploring factors that may interact with familiarity and examining jurors' perceptions of it. The first half of the book draws on various sub-areas of psychology to understand familiarity against the backdrop of eyewitness identification: social psychology theories of how familiarity is established; cognitive psychology and its theories of recognition; face processing literature; and eyewitness literature. The second half of the book surveys system and estimator variables that influence identification, such as lineup procedures, interviewing techniques, the role of age, race, and more; as well as how familiarity is weighed in juror decision-making. A final chapter issues a call for continuing research examining the notion of familiarity and its impact on the criminal justice system.

Live to Tell

By Anthony Wright
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 1664182063
  • Pages : 110
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 438
  • File Pdf: live-to-tell.pdf

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Anthony Wright had a shot at making the NFL as a running back in the early 1990s. But his hopes and dreams were shattered when in 1991, he returned home to Philadelphia and was charged with capital murder—accused of raping and killing an elderly woman. Attorneys Peter Neufeld, Nina Morrison, Sam Silver, and Rebecca Lacer (all lawyers of the Innocence Project) believed in his innocence. DNA testing exonerated him of the vicious crime, and a second jury acquitted him of all charges. He walked out of prison Aug. 23, 2016, a free and innocent man. After so many hopeless and lonely nights, so many rejections of his innocence by the police, district attorneys, courts, judges on all appeal levels, and the first jury, the world finally learned the truth. This book takes you through the interrogation, investigation, and trial that led to an innocent man being sentenced to life in prison without parole. It exposes the flaws in the system through the incredible story of a wrongfully convicted man.

State Court Sentencing of Convicted Felons, 1992

By Patrick A. Langan
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  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Isbn : 0788131389
  • Pages : 64
  • Category : Criminal statistics
  • Reads : 226
  • File Pdf: state-court-sentencing-of-convicted-felons-1992.pdf

Book Summary:

Provides information & statistics on felony sentencing, felons convicted, felons sentenced to probation, felony case processing, regional variation in adjudication & sentencing & trends in drug trafficking in the state courts system. Topics include: estimated number of felony convictions, types of felony sentences imposed, mean & median sentence lengths for felony sentences imposed, & sex, race & age of persons convicted of felonies, by offense. 50 charts, tables & figures in a clear & easy-to-understand format.

Convicting the Innocent

By Brandon Garrett
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  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Isbn : 0674060989
  • Pages : 376
  • Category : Art
  • Reads : 293
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Book Summary:

DNA exonerations have shattered confidence in the criminal justice system by exposing how often we have convicted the innocent and let the guilty walk free. In this unsettling analysis, Garrett examines what went wrong in the cases of the first 250 people exonerated by DNA testing, and proposes systemic reforms.

Wrongful Convictions in China

By Na Jiang
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 366246084X
  • Pages : 356
  • Category : Law
  • Reads : 152
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Book Summary:

The primary focus of this comparative and empirical work is to address wrongful convictions between China and common-law countries in order to promote a better understanding of wrongful convictions in China’s practice with the help of comparative analyses, verifiable and empirical data and case studies. It examines the scope of wrongful convictions and offers new insights into the worldwide movement to prevent them, assesses how far it has progressed and what reforms are most needed. The book suggests that adversarial and inquisitorial systems alike could benefit from this research and learn valuable lessons from one another on how to effectively reduce the risk of wrongful convictions.

Gunning for the Godman

By Ajay Lamba,Sanjeev Mathur
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 9353578590
  • Pages : 248
  • Category : True Crime
  • Reads : 219
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Book Summary:

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE.Notorious godman Asaram Bapu, aka Asumal Sirumalani Harpalani, serves life imprisonment in the Central Jail Jodhpur. He was convicted for the rape of a minor and also has murder charges against him.Gunning for the Godman is the no-holds-barred, first-hand account of how Ajay Lamba, then DCP Jodhpur (West), landed the case and got a team of dedicated officers together. It is the story of how, foiling the Baba's many attempts to get away scot-free, they arrested him in a matter of only ten days, and how they assiduously saw the victim and her family through a four-year long trial. This, despite the countless threats to not only the girl and her family, but also to DCP Lamba's own family and team.A testimony to unrelenting courage, this story of a dynamic police officer's pursuit of justice is a lesson for these troubled times.*** DISCLAIMER: As on the date of publication of this book, the appeal of Sanchita [email protected] against the order of conviction passed by the Special Court (POCSO) Jodhpur, is pending before the Hon'ble Rajasthan High Court. The sentence awarded to Sanchita [email protected] has been suspended during the pendency of the appeal.

Convicted but Innocent

By C. Ronald Huff,Arye Rattner,Edward Sagarin
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  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Isbn : 1452236283
  • Pages : 204
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 484
  • File Pdf: convicted-but-innocent.pdf

Book Summary:

Addressing the specific issues surrounding wrongful convictions and their implications for society, Convicted but Innocent includes: survey data concerning the possible magnitude of the problem and its causes; fascinating actual case samples; detailed analyses of the major factors associated with wrongful conviction; discussion of public policy implications; and recommendations for reducing the occurrence of such convictions. The authors maintain that while no system of justice can be perfect, a focus on preventable errors can substantially reduce the number of current conviction injustices.

Beyond Punishment?

By Zachary Hoskins
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0190942622
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Law
  • Reads : 798
  • File Pdf: beyond-punishment.pdf

Book Summary:

People convicted of crimes are subject to a criminal sentence, but they also face a host of other restrictive legal measures: Some are denied access to jobs, housing, welfare, the vote, or other goods. Some may be deported, may be subjected to continued detention, or may have their criminal records made publicly accessible. These measures are often more burdensome than the formal sentence itself. In Beyond Punishment?, Zachary Hoskins offers a philosophical examination of these burdensome legal measures, called collateral legal consequences. Drawing on resources in moral, legal, and political philosophy, Hoskins analyzes the various kinds of collateral consequences imposed in different legal systems and the important moral challenges they raise. Can collateral legal consequences ever be justified as forms of criminal punishment or as civil measures? Hoskins contends that, considered as forms of punishment, such restrictions should be constrained by considerations of proportionality and offender reform. He also argues that they may in a limited range of cases be permissible as risk-reductive civil measures. Whether considered as criminal punishment or civil measures, however, collateral legal consequences are justifiable in a far narrower range of cases than we find in current legal practice. Considering just how pervasive collateral legal consequences have become and their dramatic effects on offenders' lives, Beyond Punishment? sheds valuable light on whether these restrictive measures are ever morally justified.

Conviction

By Corinne Michaels
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  • Publisher : BAAE Publishing
  • Isbn : 1942834063
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 847
  • File Pdf: conviction.pdf

Book Summary:

Book 2 of 2 in the Consolation Duet I fell in love with Liam only to be left shattered into a million pieces. Again. The idea of being without him cripples me but the reality is, he’s gone. He doesn’t understand and I can’t make him. If only he’d see the conviction behind my words—then he’d still be here. Read what others are saying about New York Times bestselling author, Corinne Michaels: "Corinne Michaels shredded me and put me back together in the best possible way with Say You'll Stay. Incredible read and a passionate start to what promises to be one of my new favorite series.” - Meredith Wild - #1 NYT Bestselling Author "Every book just gets better from Corinne Michaels. She shreds my heart into a million tiny pieces and then magically manages to put it all back together." - Vi Keeland - #1 New York Times Bestselling Author "With every new book, Corinne keeps reclaiming her throne as the queen of hope, heartbreak, and epic ever afters." -- Violet Duke, NYT bestselling author "5 brilliant stars for Trent and Grace's story. No one does sexy, swoony romance like Corinne Michaels." - Sawyer Bennett - NYT Bestselling Author “I dare you not to fall in love with the world Corinne Michaels has created.” – Meghan March, NYT Bestselling Author "Corinne Michaels is a master storyteller and this book held my heart hostage!” - Penny Reid, NYT Bestselling Author "This book doesn't just tug at your heartstrings -- it pulls your soul all the way in." -- Julia Kent, NYT Bestselling Author "A gorgeous blend of heartbreak and hope. Michaels' writes unputdownable romance." - Helena Hunting, NYT Bestselling Author “Michaels draws her readers in on an emotional level with the finesse and skill of a more seasoned author. Beloved is a debut not to be missed.”– Laurelin Paige, NYT Bestselling Author “Corinne does a masterful job of immersing her readers in this world of trust, friendship, honor, loyalty, and love.” ~ Aleatha Romig – NYT Bestselling Author “Sexy. Heartwarming. Addictive. Michaels is at the top of her game.”~K. Bromberg, NYT Bestselling Author Topics: contemporary romance, military romance, series, romantic suspense series, mystery, romance saga, romantic suspense, series starter, first in series, romance series, romance saga, romantic family saga, new york times bestseller romance, NYT romance, new york times romance, sexy, heartwarming, heart-warming, family, love, love books, kissing books, emotional journey, captivating romance, veteran, disabled veteran, former soldier, soldier, romantic, Navy SEAL Romance, security company, emotional, healing, hot, hot romance, forbidden love, sparks, loyalty, swoon, Corinne Michaels romance, former military, funny romance, modern romance, new release, office romance, forbidden romance, second chance romance, hidden romance, strong alpha, alpha hero, family business, strong female lead, strong heroine, family secrets, top romance reads, Perfect for fans of Colleen Hoover, Nicholas Sparks, Maya Banks, Penelope Sky, Kendall Ryan, Kennedy Fox, Lexi Blake, Carrie Ann Ryan, Lani Lynn Vale, Chelle Bliss, Sarina Bowen, Penelope Ward, Nora Roberts, Marie Force, Melissa Foster, Kristen Proby, Devney Perry, Susan Stoker, Tessa Bailey, Jana Aston, Sally Thorne, Christina Lauren, Kristan Higgins, Elle Kennedy, Anna Todd, Debbie Macomber, Robyn Carr, Julia Kent, Sylvia Day, K.A. Linde, Catherine Cowles, Jill Shalvis, J. Daniels, Jessica Hawkins, Rachel VanDyken, Jodi Ellen Malpas, L.J. Shen, Natasha Madison, Emily Henry, Kylie Scott, Kennedy Ryan

WRONGFUL CONVICTION

By John A. Humphrey,Kaitlyn M. Clarke
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  • Publisher : Charles C Thomas Publisher
  • Isbn : 0398092060
  • Pages : 262
  • Category : Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Reads : 107
  • File Pdf: wrongful-conviction.pdf

Book Summary:

The magnitude of wrongful conviction is increasing across the country and around the world, with individuals arrested, convicted, and incarcerated for extended periods of time. This book provides an understanding of legal remedies, organizational reforms, and policy changes that have been proposed and implemented. In various jurisdictions, these procedures reduce the likelihood of a wrongful conviction. Legal and organizational reforms and changes in criminal justice policy are considered at three key junctures of the process: (1) the investigation, evidence gathering, and forensic analysis, (2) prosecutorial decision-making, and (3) the judicial review and exoneration of a wrongfully convicted defendant. Each chapter opens with a wrongful case vignette that illustrates the reform strategies being considered. The investigatory process is studied on each case, and the police process is analyzed in detail. Part 1 includes the introductory chapter that provides an overview of wrongful convictions, and the investigatory process routinely employed to gather evidence and identify a suspect. The analysis of forensic evidence is explored, including the chain of custody, contamination of the evidence, misinterpretation, and the falsification of forensic reports. Part 2 focuses on the prosecutors, defense attorneys, judges and juries. Plea bargaining strategies, coaching witnesses, violations of the rules of discovery, use of jailhouse snitches, inadequate defense counseling, lack of preparation and adequate resources are examined. Part 3 analyzes the processes involved in the reversal of wrongful convictions, the judicial review, and obstacles encountered in the exoneration process. In addition, the authors provide a thorough analytical overview of the criminal justice processes involved in wrongful conviction and the reforms that are needed to prevent and reverse injustices. This book is an invaluable resource for prosecutors, defense attorneys, judges, advocates for the wrongfully convicted, criminal justice policymakers, law and society, and will contribute to academic courses in the fields of criminology and justice.

Messy Truth

By Caleb Kaltenbach
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  • Publisher : WaterBrook
  • Isbn : 0525654283
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 897
  • File Pdf: messy-truth.pdf

Book Summary:

From the author of Messy Grace, a former pastor raised by gay parents, comes a compassionate playbook to help Christians, church staff, and ministry leaders create a culture of belonging without sacrificing theological convictions. What should we do? This is a question many Christians are asking as they face shifting societal norms, conflicting opinions, and often inaccurate scriptural interpretations regarding those who identify as LGBTQ+. Caleb Kaltenbach believes there’s a more helpful question:What am I willing to do to keep and build influence with ______________? Caleb knows our love for others is best measured by the lengths we’ll go to help them. He also recognizes that people find and follow Jesus better in community than in isolation. As a child raised by three activist gay parents, Caleb experienced firsthand the outrage of some Christians. That’s why he is committed to creating a sense of belonging for all people. True community can happen only when Christians are intentional in infusing their attitudes, systems, and values with grace and truth. This hopeful, practical book offers tools for encouraging church involvement, strengthening personal relationships, increasing empathy, and engaging in pivotal conversations about grace and truth with our whole community. Fostering a culture of belonging is a messy process, but it holds a massive possibility for everyone involved: a growing relationship with Jesus.

Enthusiasm

By Monique Scheer
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0192608908
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 675
  • File Pdf: enthusiasm.pdf

Book Summary:

Enthusiasm seeks to contribute to a culturally and historically nuanced understanding of how emotions secure and ratify the truth of convictions. More than just pure affective intensity, enthusiasm is about something: a certainty, clarity, or truth. Neither as clearly negative as fanaticism nor as general as passion, enthusiasm specifically entails belief. For this reason, the book takes its starting point in religion, the social arena in which the concept was first debated and to which the term still gestures. Empirically based in modern German Protestantism, where religious emotion is intensely cultivated but also subject to vigorous scrutiny, it combines historical and ethnographic methods to show how enthusiasm has been negotiated and honed as a practice in Protestant denominations ranging from liberal to charismatic. The nexus of religion and emotion and how it relates to central concepts of modernity such as rationality, knowledge, interiority, and sincerity are key to understanding why moderns are so ambivalent about enthusiasm. Grounded in practice theory, Enthusiasm assumes that emotions are not an affective state we 'have' but mind-body activations we 'do', having learned to perform them in culturally specific ways. When understood as an emotional practice, enthusiasm has different styles, inflected by historical traditions, social milieus, and knowledge (even ideologies) about emotions and how they work. Enthusiasm also provides insight into how this feeling works in secular humanism as well as in politics, and why it is so contested as a practice in any context.

A Conviction in Question

By Jim Freedman
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  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Isbn : 1487516258
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Law
  • Reads : 533
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Book Summary:

A lively narrative account of the first case to appear at the International Criminal Court, A Conviction in Question documents the trial of Union of Congolese Patriots leader and warlord, Thomas Lubanga Dyilo. Although Dyilo’s crimes, including murder, rape, and the forcible conscription of child soldiers, were indisputable, legal wrangling and a clash of personalities caused the trial to be prolonged for an unprecedented six years. This book offers an accessible account of the rapid evolution of international law and the controversial trial at the foundation of the International Criminal Court. The first book to thoroughly examine Dyilo’s trial, A Conviction in Question looks at the legal issues behind each of the trial’s critical moments, including the participation of Dyilo’s victims at the trial and the impact of witness protection. Through eye-witness observation and analysis, Jim Freedman shows that the trial suffered from all the problems associated with ordinary criminal law trials, and uses Dyilo’s case to further comment on the role of international courts in a contemporary global context.