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American Legal Injustice : Behind the Scenes with an Expert Witness - Emanuel Tanay

American Legal Injustice

Behind the Scenes with an Expert Witness

By: Emanuel Tanay, Robert Simon (Foreword by)

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Published: 20th August 2010
For Ages: 1 - 17 years old
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Forensic psychiatrist Emanuel Tanay has testified in thousands of court cases as an expert witness, including such notorious cases as those of Jack Ruby, Sam Sheppard, and Theodore 'Ted' Bundy. Tanay walks the reader through his experiences in the courtroom, explaining the role of the forensic psychiatrist in the litigation process and providing a 'behind-the-scenes' view of our criminal justice system, including individual chapters on some of his most interesting and infamous cases. Tanay also provides clear examples of the rampant injustice that he has witnessed and argues that the potential for injustice is built into our legal system in the form of incompetent lawyers, the imbalance of resources between the pricey defense lawyers hired by large corporations in civil trials and the inexperienced lawyers often hired by plaintiffs, and the political concerns of elected judges and prosecutors. American Legal Injustice: Behind the Scenes with an Expert Witness is a must-read for Law & Order, Court TV, and true crime enthusiasts.

Chapter 1 Foreword
Chapter 2 Preface
Chapter 3 Introduction
Part 4 Part I: Law under Scrutiny
Chapter 5 Chapter 1: The Roots of Injustice
Chapter 6 Chapter 2: Science and the Law
Chapter 7 Chapter 3: The Litigation Process
Part 8 Part II: Guilty Unless Proven Innocent
Chapter 9 Chapter 4: The Cause and Mode of Death???A Mistaken Determination of Suicide
Chapter 10 Chapter 5: A Killing Is a Killing Is a Killing-Unless It Isn't: Varieties of Homicide
Chapter 11 Chapter 6: Ted Bundy???The Pleasure of Cruelty
Chapter 12 Chapter 7: Innocent and on Death Row???Sterling Spann
Chapter 13 Chapter 8: The Sam Sheppard Saga
Chapter 14 Chapter 9: The Legacy of the John Hinckley, Jr., Verdict
Chapter 15 Chapter 10: Jack Ruby and Lee Harvey Oswald???The Homicidal Spectrum
Chapter 16 Chapter 11: Andrea Yates???Sanity Based on Insanity

ISBN: 9780765707772
ISBN-10: 0765707772
For Ages: 1 - 17 years old
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 340
Published: 20th August 2010
Publisher: University Press of America