Reasonable Doubts The Criminal Justice System and the O. J. Simpson Case

ISBN-10: 068483264X
ISBN-13: 9780684832647
Edition: 1997
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Description: In this book Alan Dershowitz uses the O. J. Simpson trial to examine the larger issues and social forces, such as media, money, gender and race, that shape the criminal justice system in America today.

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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication date: 2/19/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

In this book Alan Dershowitz uses the O. J. Simpson trial to examine the larger issues and social forces, such as media, money, gender and race, that shape the criminal justice system in America today.

Sandra Day O'Connor was born in El Paso, Texas, attended college and law school at Stanford University, has been married to John O'Connor since 1952, and they have three sons. She was Arizona state senator from 1969-1975, and she served on the Arizona Court of Appeals from 1979-1981. Nominated by President Reagan as Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, she took the oath of office on September 25, 1981, the first woman to do so.Attorney and bestselling author Alan M. Dershowitz was first in his class at Yale Law School. Dershowitz was editor-in-chief of the Yale Law Journal and the youngest full professor in the history of Harvard Law School. He is currently the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard University. He has served on the National Board of Directors of the American Civil Liberties Union. Dershowitz has represented many controversial clients, including O. J. Simpson, Claus von Bulow, Mike Tyson, Leona Helmsley and Patricia Hearst. His books include Reasonable Doubt (about the O. J. Simpson trial) and Sexual McCarthyism: Clinton, Starr, and the Emerging Constitutional Crisis.

Introduction
Was the Simpson Case Decided Even Before the Trial Began?
Is the Criminal Trial a Search for Truth?
Why Do So Many Police Lie about Searches and Seizures? And Why Do So Many Judges "Believe" Them?
Were the Jury's Doubts in the Simpson Case Reasonable or Unreasonable?
Did the Jurors View the Evidence Through the Prism of Race More than of Gender?
Why Was There Such a Great Disparity Between the Public Perception and the Jury Verdict?
Can Money Buy an Acquittal?
Are Prosecutors and Defense Attorneys Advocates Only for Their Clients, or Also for Justice?
What If the Jury Had Convicted Simpson?
Was the Simpson Trial a "Great Case" That Will Make "Bad Law"?
Epilogue: How Would You Have Voted?
The "Appeal" from O. J. Simpson's "Conviction"
A Note on the Civil Trial
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index

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