Defending the Guilty

Defending the Guilty
Author : Alex McBride
Publisher : Penguin UK
Total Pages : 288
Release : 2010-04-01
ISBN 10 : 9780141951409
ISBN 13 : 0141951400
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Defending the Guilty Book Description:

"As a criminal barrister, you work with the material you get: a junkie shoplifter with thirty-five previous convictions and four packs of Lidl's frozen chicken stuffed down his trousers is heading only one way..." Every day, like every criminal barrister in this country, Alex McBride stands up in court and, with nothing but quick-thinking, sharp-talking and his hard-won legal expertise, attempts to save people from criminal conviction, prison, even a lifetime behind bars. Sometimes he's had only a few hours to prepare his case. Sometimes his client is obviously guilty. In this hilarious, heart-stopping memoir, he takes us behind the scenes of Britain's criminal justice system - in barristers' chambers, in the courtroom, in the cells and on the streets - introducing us to its outlandish personalities, arcane eccentricities and its many moving stories of triumph and defeat. Whether he's defending hapless teenagers at Harlow Youth Court or prosecuting gold bullion robbers at the Bailey, his hair-raising tales reveal all the secrets of courtroom success and what it takes to survive in this chaotic world of fluked escapes and crushed hopes. Throughout he attempts to answer that most important question: how do we ensure that the guilty are convicted and the innocent walk free?

Should a Lawyer Defend a Guilty Man

Should a Lawyer Defend a Guilty Man
Author : Joseph Nye Welch
Publisher :
Total Pages : 4
Release : 1959
ISBN 10 : HARVARD:32044031953722
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Should a Lawyer Defend a Guilty Man Book Description:

Famous Trials Lucky Escapes

Famous Trials  Lucky Escapes
Author : Alex McBride
Publisher : Penguin UK
Total Pages : 300
Release : 2012-11-01
ISBN 10 : 9780241965412
ISBN 13 : 0241965411
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Famous Trials Lucky Escapes Book Description:

From the legendary Famous Trials series of real-life courtroom dramas, two classic murder trials abridged and refreshed as Penguin Specials for modern readers, selected and introduced by Alex McBride, author of Defending the Guilty Nineteen year-old Madeleine Smith may have been charged in 1857 with poisoning her lover, Emile L'Angelier, but her real sin was having sex - a lot of sex - out of wedlock. Her mistake was to write him frank and passionate letters, described by the trial judge as 'without any sense of decency', which L'Angelier threatened to send to her father when she cooled on the idea of marriage, having secretly engaged herself to someone else. Some fifty years later, the trial of Robert Wood, a respectable, hard-working illustrator by day, who frolicked with prostitutes by night, including the unfortunate Emily Dimmock, also hinged on a dangerous correspondence. Dimmock's murderer had evidently ransacked her rooms for a postcard written by Wood. Was there something he was desperate to hide? The author of his trial is certain he was guilty. But both escaped conviction - in Wood's case, thanks to the defence of the best defence barrister in the land. In Madeleine Smith's, the three judges ruled two-to-one to exclude from evidence L'Angelier's pocket book, which recorded her meetings with him on the day of the murder. These two salacious and controversial trials demonstrate how the dramatic difference between 'guilty' and 'not guilty' can sometimes be decided by a mere scrap of paper. The legendary Famous Trials series set the benchmark for historical crime writing with its accounts of the most notorious and intriguing criminal trials of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Expertly reconstructed from court transcripts, these often sensational narratives have gripped generations of readers since they first appeared in 1941. In this digital edition, two of the very best Famous Trials have been selected, introduced and further abridged by criminal barrister and author Alex McBride to provide modern readers with the most compelling versions yet of these court-room classics. Alex McBride is a criminal barrister. His book Defending the Guilty: Truth and Lies in the Criminal Courtroom was shortlisted for the 2010 Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction and is available in Penguin. He has written for the Guardian, Independent, Prospect and New Statesman, and has contributed to various BBC programmes, including From Our Own Correspondent. 'Expert, authoritative, hilarious - an insider's fearless account of life at the criminal bar' Times Literary Supplement Books of the Year on Defending the Guilty

The Guilty

The Guilty
Author : Gabriel Boutros
Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
Total Pages : 318
Release : 2012-09-14
ISBN 10 : 1479277754
ISBN 13 : 9781479277759
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Guilty Book Description:

Robert Bratt is a lawyer who has always done whatever it took to win his cases. After twenty years of defending the most hardened criminals, many of whom he knew to be guilty, the only thing he can no longer do is look at himself in the mirror. Loosely based on a multiple-murder that shocked Montreal in the 1990s, this riveting story pulls the reader into the inner workings of a murder trial, and reveals what one lawyer must do when he has to defend "The Guilty."

Famous Trials Thrill Killers

Famous Trials  Thrill Killers
Author : Alex McBride
Publisher : Penguin UK
Total Pages : 300
Release : 2012-11-01
ISBN 10 : 9780241965405
ISBN 13 : 0241965403
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Famous Trials Thrill Killers Book Description:

From the legendary Famous Trials series of real-life courtroom dramas, two classic murder trials abridged and refreshed as Penguin Specials for modern readers, selected and introduced by Alex McBride, author of Defending the Guilty Thomas Cream, erstwhile Sunday school teacher and serial poisoner, has an unsettling air and wonky eye. He also happens to be a doctor, which provides him with ample means and an ideal cover for his murderous activities. His victims are vulnerable young women, whose trust he gains with drinks and trips to the music hall, before offering them pills or swigs from a medicine bottle. A few hours later, they are dying in agony. The Honourable Thomas Ley, meanwhile, has an even better disguise: he's the former Justice Minister for New South Wales and a successful businessman, albeit with a shady past. Rumours abound when a political opponent disappears without trace and a business partner winds up at the bottom of a cliff. Neither killer can help themselves - and this, in the end, leads to their downfall - and both defy our comprehension. Brilliantly reconstructed here, their trials, in 1892 and 1947, reveal a deeply sinister conundrum: by the time you've discovered the secrets in their heart, it's inevitably much too late. The legendary Famous Trials series set the benchmark for historical crime writing with its accounts of the most notorious and intriguing criminal trials of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Expertly reconstructed from court transcripts, these often sensational narratives have gripped generations of readers since they first appeared in 1941. In this digital edition, two of the very best Famous Trials have been selected, introduced and further abridged by criminal barrister and author Alex McBride to provide modern readers with the most compelling versions yet of these court-room classics. Alex McBride is a criminal barrister. His book Defending the Guilty: Truth and Lies in the Criminal Courtroom was shortlisted for the 2010 Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction and is available in Penguin. He has written for the Guardian, Independent, Prospect and New Statesman, and has contributed to various BBC programmes, including From Our Own Correspondent. 'Expert, authoritative, hilarious - an insider's fearless account of life at the criminal bar'Times Literary Supplement Books of the Year on Defending the Guilty

Miami Five

Miami Five
Author : Gerardo Hernández Nordelo
Publisher :
Total Pages : 53
Release : 2002
ISBN 10 : 1904260020
ISBN 13 : 9781904260028
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Miami Five Book Description:

Not Guilty A Defence Of The Bottom Dog

Not Guilty   A Defence Of The Bottom Dog
Author : Robert Blatchford
Publisher : BONI AND LIVERIGHT
Total Pages : 182
Release : 2016-06-23
ISBN 10 :
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Not Guilty A Defence Of The Bottom Dog Book Description:

Not Guilty : A Defence Of The Bottom Dog For in defending the Bottom Dog I do not deal with hard science only; but with the dearest faiths, the oldest wrongs, and the most awful relationships of the great human family, for whose good I strive, and to whose judgment I appeal. Knowing, as I do, how the hard-working and hard-playing public shun laborious thinking and serious writing, and how they hate to have their ease disturbed or their prejudices handled rudely, I still make bold to undertake this task, because of the vital nature of the problems I shall probe. The case for the Bottom Dog should touch the public heart to the quick, for it affects the truth of our religions, the justice of our laws, and the destinies of our children and our children's; children. Much golden eloquence has been squandered in praise of the successful and the good; much stern condemnation has been vented upon the wicked. I venture now to plead for those of our poor brothers and sisters who are accursed of Christ and rejected. Hitherto all the love, all the honours, all the applause of this? world, and all the rewards of heaven, have been lavished on the fortunate and the strong; and the portion of the unfriended Bottom Dog, in his adversity and weakness, has been curses, blows, chains, the gallows, and everlasting damnation. I shall plead, then, for those who are loathed and tortured and branded as the sinful and unclean; for those who have hated us and wronged us, and have been wronged and hated by us. I shall defend them for right's sake, for pity's sake, and for the benefit of society and the race. For these also are of our flesh, these also have erred and gone astray, these also are victims of an inscrutable and relentless Fate. If it concerns us that the religions of the world are childish dreams, or nightmares; if it concerns us that penal laws and moral codes are survivals of barbarism and fear; if it concerns us that our most cherished and venerable ideas of our relations to God and to each other are illogical and savage, then the case for the Bottom Dog concerns us nearly. If it moves us to learn that disease may be prevented, that ruin may be averted, that broken hearts and broken lives may be made whole; if it inspires us to hear how beauty may be conjured out of loathliness and glory out of shame; how waste may be turned to wealth and death to life, and despair to happiness, then the case for the Bottom Dog is a case to be well and truly tried.

Criminal Investigation

Criminal Investigation
Author : Steven Gerard Brandl
Publisher : Allyn & Bacon
Total Pages : 452
Release : 2004
ISBN 10 : 0205359477
ISBN 13 : 9780205359479
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Criminal Investigation Book Description:

";Several recent studies show that police chiefs think that new recruits who come out of college programs do not have the critical thinking skills that they reasonably should have as a result of their college experience. College students should be able to think, and think critically, about important issues and problems in criminal justice and, in particular, criminal investigation. Police work and criminal investigations are more complicated now than ever. The work requires that individuals have a solid understanding of what it is that they are expected to do, and the problems and pitfalls with this work. In particular, individuals who enter police work should have a critical understanding of evidence, the strengths and weaknesses of different forms of evidence, and how different types of evidence can be used to establish proof. This knowledge represents a necessary foundation for the study of criminal evidence and investigation, and they can get this knowledge from my book."; -Steven G. Brandl

Defending Criminal Cases

Defending Criminal Cases
Author : State Bar of California. Committee on Continuing Education of the Bar
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1958
ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105044393945
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Defending Criminal Cases Book Description: