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The Resource Illusion of justice : inside Making a murderer and America's broken system, Jerome F. Buting

Illusion of justice : inside Making a murderer and America's broken system, Jerome F. Buting

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Illusion of justice : inside Making a murderer and America's broken system
Title
Illusion of justice
Title remainder
inside Making a murderer and America's broken system
Statement of responsibility
Jerome F. Buting
Title variation
Illusion of justice
Title variation remainder
inside Making a murderer and Americas broken system
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Language
eng
Summary
"Interweaving his account of the Steven Avery trial at the heart of Making a Murderer with other high profile cases from his criminal defense career, attorney Jerome F. Buting explains the flaws in America's criminal justice system and lays out a provocative, persuasive blue-print for reform. Over his career, Jerome F. Buting has spent hundreds of hours in courtrooms representing defendants in criminal trials. When he agreed to join Dean Strang as co-counsel for the defense in Steven A. Avery vs. State of Wisconsin, he knew a tough fight lay ahead. But, as he reveals in Illusion of Justice, no-one could have predicted just how tough and twisted that fight would be--or that it would become the center of the documentary Making a Murderer, which made Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey household names and thrust Buting into the spotlight. Buting's powerful, riveting boots-on-the-ground narrative of Avery's and Dassey's cases becomes a springboard to examine the shaky integrity of law enforcement and justice in the United States, which Buting has witnessed firsthand for more than 35 years. From his early career as a public defender to his success overturning wrongful convictions working with the Innocence Project, his story provides a compelling expert view into the high-stakes arena of criminal defense law; the difficulties of forensic science; and a horrifying reality of biased interrogations, coerced or false confessions, faulty eyewitness testimony, official misconduct, and more. Combining narrative reportage with critical commentary and personal reflection, Buting explores his professional and personal motivations, career-defining cases--including his shocking fifteen-year-long fight to clear the name of another man wrongly accused and convicted of murder--and what must happen if our broken system is to be saved. Taking a place beside Just Mercy and The New Jim Crow, Illusion of Justice is a tour-de-force from a relentless and eloquent advocate for justice who is determined to fulfill his professional responsibility and, in the face of overwhelming odds, make America's judicial system work as it is designed to do"--
Summary
Interweaving an insider's account of the true crime saga behind "Making a Murderer" with other controversial cases from his career, Steven Avery's defense attorney reveals the flaws in America's criminal justice system and puts forth a persuasive call for reform
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Provided by publisher
Awards note
A Junior Library Guild selection (JLG.)
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10550901
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DLC
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Buting, Jerome F
Dewey number
345.775/02523
Index
no index present
LC call number
KF225.A84
LC item number
B88 2017
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1200
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Avery, Steven
  • Dassey, Brendan
  • Trials (Rape)
  • Rape
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Murder
  • Judicial error
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Criminal defense lawyers
  • TRUE CRIME
  • LAW
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Target audience
adult
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inside Making a murderer and America's broken system
Label
Illusion of justice : inside Making a murderer and America's broken system, Jerome F. Buting
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Opening statement -- A pixel rarely makes the picture -- Presumed guilty -- Just a lawyer -- One step forward, two steps back -- Swimming upstream -- Déjà vu -- Caught in a five-hundred-year rain -- Thinking out loud -- Closing statement
Control code
ocn951507541
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
339 pages
Isbn
9780062569318
Lccn
2017007305
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)951507541
Label
Illusion of justice : inside Making a murderer and America's broken system, Jerome F. Buting
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Opening statement -- A pixel rarely makes the picture -- Presumed guilty -- Just a lawyer -- One step forward, two steps back -- Swimming upstream -- Déjà vu -- Caught in a five-hundred-year rain -- Thinking out loud -- Closing statement
Control code
ocn951507541
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
339 pages
Isbn
9780062569318
Lccn
2017007305
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)951507541

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