Courtroom 302 A Year Behind the Scenes in an American Criminal Courthouse

ISBN-10: 0679752064
ISBN-13: 9780679752066
Edition: 2005
Authors: Steve Bogira
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Description: Courtroom 302 is the fascinating story of one year in Chicago's Cook County Criminal Courthouse, the busiest felony courthouse in the country. Here we see the system through the eyes of the men and women who experience it, not only in the courtroom  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/14/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

Courtroom 302 is the fascinating story of one year in Chicago's Cook County Criminal Courthouse, the busiest felony courthouse in the country. Here we see the system through the eyes of the men and women who experience it, not only in the courtroom but in the lockup, the jury room, the judge's chambers, the spectators' gallery. From the daily grind of the court to the highest-profile case of the year, Steve Bogira’s masterful investigation raises fundamental issues of race, civil rights, and justice in America.

Steve Bogira graduated from Northwestern University and has been a prizewinning writer for the Chicago Reader since 1981. He is a former Alicia Patterson Fellow. He lives with his wife in Evanston, Illinois.

Prologue: Welcome to County
White Sales
A Growth Industry
Baggage
Good Facts, Bad Facts
Luck
Busted Again
A Real Lawyer
Charlie Chan
Perseveration
Freely and Voluntarily
Father and Son
Defective Products
Fixes
A Sensitive Area
What Really Happened
Prejudice
Blame the Po-lice
Compassion
Politics
Epilogue: A Promising Future
Acknowledgments
Sources
Notes
Index

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