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The death penalty on trial : crisis in American justice

Author: Bill Kurtis
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English
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In [this book, the author] takes readers on [an] investigative journey ... [The reader] revisit[s] two harrowing murder scenes, stud[ies] the evidence, and explore[s] the tactical decisions made before and during trial, which sent two innocent men to death row. Through these cases, [the reader will] encounter the eight main reasons why the wrong people are condemned to death, including overzealous and dishonest  Read more...
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Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Kurtis
OCLC Number: 57715980
Notes: Originally published: New York : PublicAffairs, c2004. 1st ed.
Description: 1 sound disc : digital, mono. ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Ray Krone: From the crime to the trial; Life on death row; The appeal; How could this have happened? --
Thomas Kimbell: The crime; The trial; The appeal.
Responsibility: Bill Kurtis.

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In [this book, the author] takes readers on [an] investigative journey ... [The reader] revisit[s] two harrowing murder scenes, stud[ies] the evidence, and explore[s] the tactical decisions made before and during trial, which sent two innocent men to death row. Through these cases, [the reader will] encounter the eight main reasons why the wrong people are condemned to death, including overzealous and dishonest prosecutors, corrupt policemen, unreliable witnesses and expert witnesses, incompetent defense attorneys, biased judges, and jailhouse informants. [You will] see why the new jewel of forensic science, DNA, is revealing more than innocence and guilt, opening a window into the criminal justice system that could touch off a revolution of reform. Ultimately [the book] come[s] to a remarkable conclusion: The possibility for error in our justice system is simply too great to allow the death penalty to stand as our ultimate punishment.-Dust jacket.

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