Law

A Problem of Evidence

How the Prosecution Freed O.J. Simpson

Author: Joseph Bosco

Publisher: William Morrow & Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 265

View: 7920

Describes incidents during the double murder trial of O.J. Simpson, as well as behind-the-scences information, to argue that the prosecution's incompetence was responsible for Simpson's acquittal
Social Science

Killing Time

The First Full Investigation Into the Unsolved Murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman

Author: Donald Freed

Publisher: Macmillan General Reference

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 307

View: 4546

Uses evidence and forensic material from the crime scene to create alternate scenarios of what actually happened on the night of the infamous 1994 murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. Tour.
Medical

When Law and Medicine Meet: A Cultural View

Author: Lola Romanucci-Ross,Laurence R. Tancredi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402027567

Category: Medical

Page: 192

View: 798

What happens when two systems, law and medicine, are joined in the arena of the court? This work deals with the structure and the premises of two diverse discourse models; the approach is anthropological. Several chapters are preponderantly based on legal research, addressing cases requiring testimony by expert witnesses on recent technologies used in the laboratories of medical scientists. Descriptions of other societies and cultures consider the identical problems of rights, privileges, and duties, and provide perspectives to cultural self-knowledge. This volume can be used as a text for courses taught in medical schools and law schools. It will be of particular interest to students taking courses in health science, public health, medical anthropology, forensic anthropology, psychology, sociology, public justice, behavioral sciences, forensic psychiatry, legal anthropology, social welfare, as well as courses on research models.
Electronic books

Critical Companion to Toni Morrison

A Literary Reference to Her Life and Work

Author: Carmen Gillespie

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438108575

Category: Electronic books

Page: 497

View: 6655

Toni Morrison, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993, is perhaps the most important living American author. This work examines Morrison's life and writing, featuring critical analyses of her work and themes, as well as entries on related topics and relevant people, places, and influences.
Business & Economics

Culture Wars

An Encyclopedia of Issues, Viewpoints, and Voices

Author: Roger Chapman

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 0765622505

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 768

View: 8734

A collection of letters from a cross-section of Japanese citizens to a leading Japanese newspaper, relating their experiences and thoughts of the Pacific War.
Fiction

Double-crossed for Blood

Author: Henry S. Johnson

Publisher: Radlock Publishing

ISBN: 9781881524885

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 4798

Dr. Johnson debunks the hype surrounding the persecution of O. J. Simpson with such clarity that it is frightening. His conclusions demonstrate how the "American Dream" gets sabotaged, when the protection we take for granted as citizens are annihilated, while sanctioned by a racially distorted media. This book is not just about O. J., it is about the rights of all Americans, whose rights can be trampled and unprotected, whether they be Black, White, rich, poor, man or woman. You the reader and every American should have the opportunity to have available unvarnished truth about the "Trial of the Century."
Language Arts & Disciplines

Language and Power in Court

A Linguistic Analysis of the O.J. Simpson Trial

Author: J. Cotterill

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230006019

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 245

View: 6295

Sociolinguists and lawyers will find insight and relevance in this account of the language of the courtroom, as exemplified in the criminal trial of O.J. Simpson. The trial is examined as the site of linguistic power and persuasion, focusing on the role of language in (re)presenting and (re)constructing the crime. In addition to the trial transcripts, the book draws on Simpson's post-arrest interview, media reports and post-trial interviews with jurors. The result is a unique multi-dimensional insight into the 'Trial of the Century' from a linguistic and discursive perspective.
Social Science

O.J. Unmasked

The Trial, the Truth, and the Media

Author: M. L. Rantala

Publisher: Open Court Publishing

ISBN: 9780812693287

Category: Social Science

Page: 271

View: 1359

Offers a detailed analysis of the evidence in the O.J. Simpson case, including the DNA evidence, and discusses the jury, the impact of the media, and other famous trials
Social Science

Introduction to Criminal Justice

Practice and Process

Author: Kenneth J. Peak,Pamela M. Everett

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506305938

Category: Social Science

Page: 504

View: 9222

Introduction to Criminal Justice: Practice and Process, Second Edition uses a proven problem-based learning approach to enhance the critical thinking and analytic skills of students. Best-selling authors Kenneth J. Peak and Pamela M. Everett explain the importance of criminal justice and show students how key trends, emerging issues, historical background, and practical lessons apply to their future careers. Students learn core topics—policing, corrections, criminal behavior, criminal law, and courts—as well as special topics such as ethics, juvenile justice, terrorism, and the changing war on drugs, while learning how to solve problems they are likely to face as criminal justice practitioners. Packed with new examples and drawing on the authors’ years of experience in the field, this student-friendly book offers a palpable, real-world flavor typically missing in other texts for the course.
True Crime

Famous Crimes Revisited

A Forensic Scientist Reexamines the Evidence

Author: Henry Lee,Jerry Labriola

Publisher: Berkley

ISBN: 9780425196915

Category: True Crime

Page: 352

View: 7824

Looks at legendary crimes of the twentieth century, including the Lindbergh kidnapping, the O.J. Simpson case, and the JonBenet Ramsey case.
True Crime

Outrage: The Five Reasons Why O. J. Simpson Got Away with Murder

Author: Vincent Bugliosi

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393075702

Category: True Crime

Page: 512

View: 9238

"Provocative and entertaining…A powerful and damning diatribe on Simpson’s acquittal." —People Here is the account of the O. J. Simpson case that no one dared to write, that no one else could write. In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Vincent Bugliosi, the famed prosecutor of Charles Manson and author of Helter Skelter, goes to the heart of the trial that divided the country and made a mockery of justice. He lays out the mountains of evidence; rebuts the defense; offers a thrilling summation; condemns the monumental blunders of the judge, the "Dream Team," and the media; and exposes, for the first time anywhere, the shocking incompetence of the prosecution.
Social Science

The Prosecution Responds

An O.J. Simpson Trial Prosecutor Reveals what Really Happened

Author: Hank M. Goldberg

Publisher: Birch Lane Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 386

View: 8578

The author presents the bulk of the prosecution's forensic and scientific evidence, and shares information about the mechanics, tactics, and strategies of the prosecution's case
True Crime

Madam Foreman

A Rush to Judgment?

Author: Armanda Cooley,Carrie Bess,Marsha Rubin-Jackson

Publisher: Newstar Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: True Crime

Page: 237

View: 1672

Three jurors describe their impressions of the trial and answer questions about the verdict
True Crime

O.J. Is Innocent and I Can Prove It

The Shocking Truth about the Murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman

Author: William C. Dear

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1632200724

Category: True Crime

Page: 592

View: 1842

Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman were brutally murdered at her home on Bundy Drive in Brentwood, California, on the night of June 12, 1994. The days and weeks that followed were full of spectacle, including a much-watched car chase and the eventual arrest of O. J. Simpson for the murders. The televised trial that followed was unlike any that the nation had ever seen. Long since convinced of O. J.’s guilt, the world was shocked when the jury of the “trial of the century” read the verdict of not guilty. To this day, the LAPD, Los Angeles District Attorney’s office, mainstream media, and much of the world at large remain firmly convinced that O. J. Simpson got away with murder. According to private investigator William Dear, it is precisely this assuredness that has led both the police and public to overlook a far more likely suspect. Dear now compiles more than seventeen years of investigation by his team of forensic experts and presents evidence that O. J. was not the killer. In O. J. Is Innocent and I Can Prove It, Dear makes the controversial, but compelling, case that it may have been the “overlooked suspect,” O. J.’s eldest son, Jason, who committed the grisly murders. Sure to stir the pot and raise some eyebrows, this book is a must-read.
Law

The Wrong Carlos

Anatomy of a Wrongful Execution

Author: James S. Liebman,Shawn Crowley,Andrew Markquart,Lauren Rosenberg

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231167237

Category: Law

Page: 464

View: 9732

In 1989, Texas executed Carlos DeLuna, a poor Hispanic man with childlike intelligence, for the murder of Wanda Lopez, a convenience store clerk. His execution passed unnoticed for years until a team of Columbia Law School faculty and students almost accidentally chose to investigate his case and found that DeLuna almost certainly was innocent. They discovered that no one had cared enough about either the defendant or the victim to make sure the real perpetrator was found. Everything that could go wrong in a criminal case did. This book documents DeLunaÕs conviction, which was based on a single, nighttime, cross-ethnic eyewitness identification with no corroborating forensic evidence. At his trial, DeLunaÕs defense, that another man named Carlos had committed the crime, was not taken seriously. The lead prosecutor told the jury that the other Carlos, Carlos Hernandez, was a ÒphantomÓ of DeLunaÕs imagination. In upholding the death penalty on appeal, both the state and federal courts concluded the same thing: Carlos Hernandez did not exist. The evidence the Columbia team uncovered reveals that Hernandez not only existed but was well known to the police and prosecutors. He had a long history of violent crimes similar to the one for which DeLuna was executed. Families of both Carloses mistook photos of each for the other, and HernandezÕs violence continued after DeLuna was put to death. This book and its website (thewrongcarlos.net) reproduce law-enforcement, crime lab, lawyer, court, social service, media, and witness records, as well as court transcripts, photographs, radio traffic, and audio and videotaped interviews, documenting one of the most comprehensive investigations into a criminal case in U.S. history. The result is eye-opening yet may not be unusual. Faulty eyewitness testimony, shoddy legal representation, and prosecutorial misfeasance continue to put innocent people at risk of execution. The principal investigators conclude with novel suggestions for improving accuracy among the police, prosecutors, forensic scientists, and judges.
True Crime

Cracking Cases

The Science of Solving Crimes

Author: Henry C. Lee

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 161592048X

Category: True Crime

Page: N.A

View: 3247

AS SEEN ON ABC NEWS'' 20/20, LARRY KING LIVE, ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, ON THE RECORD WITH GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, AND MORETrue-crime buffs will snap this up. -BooklistDoubly appealing for murder-mystery lovers. It digs deeply into real-life killings, and it offers an expert''s firsthand look at forensics. -Dallas Morning NewsAttention to storytelling reveals the characters behind the cases...essential reading. -Publishers WeeklyLee''s skill at interpreting crime scenes shines on every page. His admonitions concerning the preserving of crime scene integrity should be included in every textbook description of investigative procedure. -American ScientistMerges travelogue with autopsy report...the scientific bits add a framework seldom found in true-crime books. ...while horror is [Lee''s] stock in trade, he shares it with readers in a warmly personal way that keeps the shivers down while revealing the evil that men do. -ForeWordThere''s no one quite like Henry Lee. When others see random items and information, Dr. Lee sees patterns of evidence. He is our modern day Sherlock Holmes... -Alan M. Dershowitz, Professor of Law, Harvard Law SchoolA ''must read'' from the world''s greatest criminalist. Dr. Lee leads us on an investigative journey to justice in five sensational murder cases. -Johnnie L. Cochran Jr.Truly a legend in his own time, Dr. Henry C. Lee is considered by many to be the greatest forensic scientist in the world. He gained widespread public recognition through his testimony in the televised O. J. Simpson trial. Since that time he has helped with the Jon Benet Ramsey case and the investigations of mass murder in Croatia.This book will take the reader through the entire investigative process of five murder cases, with Dr. Lee as the tour guide. The cases include: the O. J. Simpson case, in which Dr. Lee''s analysis of the blood evidence at the crime scene revealed that the Los Angeles Police Department had missed several blood drops on the back of Nicole Simpson, a footprint belonging to a second possible assailant, and the physical improbability of Mr. Simpson''s climbing a fence to return to his home; the woodchipper murder, in which an Eastern Airlines pilot murdered his wife and then put her body through a woodchipper in an attempt to dispose of the remains; the Mathison murder, in which a veteran Hawaiian police sergeant claimed to have accidentally run over his wife after she fled the family van during a dispute; the Ed Sherman murder, in which a college English professor attempted to disguise the time of his wife''s death by turning up the air conditioning unit in their house and then using the alibi that he was away from the home sailing on the day the crime allegedly took place; and the McArthur murder, in which a police sergeant shot and killed his wife, but then tried to make it appear that she had accidentally killed herself.In each case, Dr. Lee presents in scientific detail how he investigated the murders, analyzed the evidence, and used techniques that played a critical role in bringing criminals to justice. He discusses how the criminalist examines blood spatter evidence and uses blood identification, DNA analysis, and other forensic technologies developed in the world''s best laboratories. This is a fascinating insider''s look by a world-renowned expert into the pursuit of justice in some of the most grisly criminal cases of recent times.Dr. Henry C. Lee (Branford, CT), chair and professor of forensic science at the University of New Haven and chief emeritus in the Department of Public Safety in Meriden, CT, is a lifetime distinguished member of the International Association of Identification and a distinguished fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. He is the author (with Jerry Labriola, MD) of Famous Crimes Revisited, The Budapest Connection, and Dr. Henry Lee''s Forensic Files, and (with Thomas W. O''Neil) Cracking Cases and Cracking More Cases, among other works. Dr. Lee was formerly on Court TV''s Trace E
Biography & Autobiography

Private diary of an O.J. juror

behind the scenes of the trial of the century

Author: Michael Knox,Brian E. Walker

Publisher: Dove Mass Markets

ISBN: 9780787105808

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 1830

A former juror answers questions about the O.J. Simpson trial and its jury
Biography & Autobiography

Picking Cotton

Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption

Author: Jennifer Thompson-Cannino,Ronald Cotton,Erin Torneo

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429962151

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 7586

The New York Times best selling true story of an unlikely friendship forged between a woman and the man she incorrectly identified as her rapist and sent to prison for 11 years. Jennifer Thompson was raped at knifepoint by a man who broke into her apartment while she slept. She was able to escape, and eventually positively identified Ronald Cotton as her attacker. Ronald insisted that she was mistaken-- but Jennifer's positive identification was the compelling evidence that put him behind bars. After eleven years, Ronald was allowed to take a DNA test that proved his innocence. He was released, after serving more than a decade in prison for a crime he never committed. Two years later, Jennifer and Ronald met face to face-- and forged an unlikely friendship that changed both of their lives. With Picking Cotton, Jennifer and Ronald tell in their own words the harrowing details of their tragedy, and challenge our ideas of memory and judgment while demonstrating the profound nature of human grace and the healing power of forgiveness.