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Defending the Damned Inside a Dark Corner of the Criminal Justice System

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ISBN-10: 0743270940

ISBN-13: 9780743270946

Edition: N/A

Authors: Kevin Davis

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Chicago was the nation's deadliest city in 2001, recording 666 homicides. For lawyers in the Cook County Public Defender's Office Murder Task Force, that meant a steady flow of new clients. Eight out of ten people arrested for murder in Chicago are represented by public defenders. They're assigned the most challenging and seemingly hopeless cases, yet they always fight to win. One of those lawyers is Marijane Placek, a snakeskin boot-wearing, Shakespeare-quoting nonconformist whose courtroom bravado and sharp legal skills have made her a well-known figure around the courthouse. When an ex-convict was arrested on charges of killing a Chicago police officer that deadly year, Placek got the…    
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication date: 9/2/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Kevin Davis(Reno, NV) is president of TopLine Leadership, a sales and sales management training company. His revolutionary eight-step process is used at Citigroup, ADP, Bayer, Sprint-Nextel, IKON Office Solutions, Global Imaging Systems (a XEROX company), and dozens of other Fortune 500 companies.

Author's Note
Killer Defense
The Crime
Anarchist Under Contract
Welcome to Our World
How Can They Defend These People?
Scene of the Crime
Confession or Coercion?
Everyone's Entitled to One
Death Takes a Brief Holiday
Meet Mr. Nixon
Steal the Flag
Preparing for Battle
The Trial Opens
A Shot in the Dark
Downs and Ups
Always Afraid
Arguing for Life
A Religious Matter
Judgment Day
Life's Sentences
The Twist
Walking Away
A Note on Sources