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Trials without truth : why our system of criminal trials has become an expensive failure and what we need to do to rebuild it

Author: William T Pizzi
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A study of the US criminal-justice system which argues that it places far too great an emphasis on winning and not nearly enough on truth. The author focuses on ways in which lawyers are permitted to  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William T Pizzi
ISBN: 0814766498 9780814766491 0814766501 9780814766507
OCLC Number: 39671271
Description: x, 257 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Soccer, football, and trial systems --
Technicalities and truth : the exclusionary rule --
Truth and the amount of evidence available at trial --
Trial system in trouble --
Discovering who we are : a look at four different trial systems --
Criminal trials in the United States: trials without truth --
Trials without truth : weak trial judges --
The Supreme Court : an institutional failure --
Weak trial system : who benefits? --
Juries : the loss of public confidence --
Starting down the path to reform.
Responsibility: William T. Pizzi.
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"Pizzi is certainly convincing in his argument that the American trial system is in dire need of overhaul. " -Law Society Journal,July 2002 Rodney King "Pizzi is certainly convincing in his argument Read more...

 
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