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.

New York Magazine

New York Magazine Author
ISBN-10
Year 1981-01-19
Pages 100
Language en
Publisher
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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

Convictions

Convictions Author John Kroger
ISBN-10 1429939664
Year 2008-04-29
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Convictions is a spellbinding story from the front lines of the fight against crime. Most Americans know little about the work of assistant United States attorneys, the federal prosecutors who possess sweeping authority to investigate and prosecute the nation's most dangerous criminals. John Kroger pursued high-profile cases against Mafia killers, drug kingpins, and Enron executives. Starting from his time as a green recruit and ending at the peak of his career, he steers us through the complexities of life as a prosecutor, where the battle in the courtroom is only the culmination of long and intricate investigative work. He reveals how to flip a perp, how to conduct a cross, how to work an informant, how to placate a hostile judge. Kroger relates it all with a novelist's eye for detail and a powerful sense of the ethical conflicts he faces. Often dissatisfied with the system, he explains why our law enforcement policies frequently fail in critical areas like drug enforcement and white-collar crime. He proposes new ways in which we can fight crime more effectively, empowering citizens to pressure their lawmakers to adopt more productive policies. This is an unflinching portrait of a crucial but little-understood part of our justice system, and Kroger is an eloquent guide.

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

Ask Amy

Ask Amy Author Amy Dickinson
ISBN-10 9781572844612
Year 2013-05-14
Pages 138
Language en
Publisher Agate Publishing
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For a decade, Amy Dickinson has been the Chicago Tribune's signature general advice columnist, helping readers with questions both personal and pressing. Ask Amy: Advice for Better Living is a collection of over 200 question-and-answer columns taken from 2011–2013. As the highly popular successor to the legendary Ann Landers, Dickinson answers readers' questions with care and attention, while also providing a plainspoken, straight-shooting dose of reality that often only comes to us from close friends. Dickinson's advice is rooted in honesty and trust, which is why so many readers turn to her for advice on their everyday lives and for maintaining healthy, lasting relationships. Ask Amy: Advice for Better Living is a testament to the empathetic counsel and practical common-sense tips that Dickinson has been distilling for years.

Careers in Administrative Law Regulatory Practice

Careers in Administrative Law   Regulatory Practice Author James T. O'Reilly
ISBN-10 1604427973
Year 2010
Pages 161
Language en
Publisher American Bar Association
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This book is an essential resource for law students and lawyers interested in a career in administrative law. In the first half of the book, a national expert describes the field, and outlines your optimal entry strategies. The second half offers individual, personalized examples of the various career paths in administrative law, and details the demands and rewards of each.

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?

Fight Back and Win

Fight Back and Win Author Gloria Allred
ISBN-10 9780061743573
Year 2009-10-13
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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Voted by her peers as one of the best lawyers in America, and described by Time magazine as "one of the nation's most effective advocates of family rights and feminist causes," Allred has devoted her career to fighting for civil rights and has won hundreds of millions of dollars for victims of abuse. She has taken on countless institutions to promote equality, including the Boy Scouts, the Friars Club, and the United States Senate. And as the attorney for numerous high-profile clients—including Nicole Brown Simpson's family, actress Hunter Tylo, and Amber Frey, Scott Peterson's girlfriend—Allred has helped victims assert and protect their rights. Throughout her memoir, Allred offers colorful—sometimes shocking—examples of self-empowerment from her personal and professional life. Presenting nearly fifty of her most memorable cases, Allred takes us deep inside the justice system to show how it's possible to win even in the face of staggering odds. Her inspiring true stories serve to remind us that winning justice depends on the righ-teousness of the cause and an individual's willingness to stand up, speak out, and fight back. Fight Back and Win is a powerful testament to Gloria Allred's trailblazing career and the battles she has fought alongside countless brave individuals to win justice for us all.

The Judges of the New York Court of Appeals

The Judges of the New York Court of Appeals Author Albert M. Rosenblatt
ISBN-10 0823227634
Year 2007
Pages 1046
Language en
Publisher
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New York's Court of Appeals is the highest court in the state, created in 1847 to articulate statewide principles of law in the context of deciding particular lawsuits. Focusing on broad issues of law rather than individual disputes, the Court now consists of seven judges - one chief judge andsix associate judges - appointed by the governor to terms of fourteen years.Since its creation, the Court of Appeals has often been at the forefront of shaping American law; its judges have been among the nation's most influential jurists. And now, this important reference work finally provides a comprehensive, authoritative guide to one hundred and sixty years of this important legal legacy.Featuring original biographies of 106 chief and associate judges, this unique resource takes the real measure of the Court's history. The entries range in length from concise portraits to extended discussions of such leading figures at Benjamin Cardozo and Irving Lehman, from its first term underChief Judge Freeborn G. Jewitt to the current term under Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye. Designed for lawyers, judges, scholars, and students of the courts and history, these valuable biographies are filled with essential facts, expert analysis, and illuminating interpretation. Each entry features a full personal and professional biography, and concise coverage of landmark cases, keyopinions, and a detailed context for understanding the legacy of each jurist. In addition, the book features biographies of other important Court figures, hundreds of illustrations, full case citations, bibliographies, and listings of judges' progeny. This first book of its kind fills a major gap in the literature and will be an essential resource not only for the New York legal community but also for scholars, students, and practitioners of the law around the country.

How Judges Think

How Judges Think Author Richard A. Posner
ISBN-10 9780674033832
Year 2010-05-01
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Harvard University Press
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A distinguished and experienced appellate court judge, Posner offers in this new book a unique and, to orthodox legal thinkers, a startling perspective on how judges and justices decide cases.

Thinking Fast and Slow

Thinking  Fast and Slow Author Daniel Kahneman
ISBN-10 9781429969352
Year 2011-10-25
Pages 512
Language en
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Major New York Times bestseller Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award in 2012 Selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2011 A Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 Title One of The Economist's 2011 Books of the Year One of The Wall Street Journal's Best Nonfiction Books of the Year 2011 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient Kahneman's work with Amos Tversky is the subject of Michael Lewis's The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds In the international bestseller, Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman, the renowned psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. The impact of overconfidence on corporate strategies, the difficulties of predicting what will make us happy in the future, the profound effect of cognitive biases on everything from playing the stock market to planning our next vacation—each of these can be understood only by knowing how the two systems shape our judgments and decisions. Engaging the reader in a lively conversation about how we think, Kahneman reveals where we can and cannot trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking. He offers practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and our personal lives—and how we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble. Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and selected by The New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2011, Thinking, Fast and Slow is destined to be a classic.

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.

Breaking the Blue Wall

Breaking the Blue Wall Author Justin Hopson
ISBN-10 9781449703783
Year 2011-11
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher WestBow Press
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"As a New Jersey State Trooper, Justin Hopson diligently exposed government and police corruption."--Dust jacket.