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Infamous trials

Author: Bruce Chadwick; Austin Sarat
Publisher: Philadelphia : Chelsea House Publishers, ©1997.
Series: Crime, justice, and punishment.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English
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Examines legal cases drawn from three centuries of American courtroom history, beginning with the Salem witch trials, to explore the gap between law and justice; noting instances in which errors were made and questioning the fairness of legal verdicts.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Chadwick; Austin Sarat
ISBN: 0791042936 9780791042939
OCLC Number: 36126481
Description: 95 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Hysteria : the witches of Salem --
The court-martial of Benedict Arnold --
Who "fixed" tthe 1919 World Series? --
The Great Monkey Trial --
The Scottsboro Boys : black and white justice --
The Lindbergh kidnapping trial : who killed the little boy? --
The Rosenbergs, the Russians, and the atomic bomb --
The Vietnam War and the Chicago Seven.
Series Title: Crime, justice, and punishment.
Responsibility: Bruce Chadwick ; Austin Sarat, general editor.

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Examines legal cases drawn from three centuries of American courtroom history, beginning with the Salem witch trials, to explore the gap between law and justice; noting instances in which errors were made and questioning the fairness of legal verdicts.

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