Anatomy of a Jury

The Inside Story of How Twelve Ordinary People Decide the Fate of an Accused Murderer
Product Number: EB00128090
Released: Nov 27, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781480406056
Publisher: Open Road Media
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Description

An acclaimed trial attorney presents a mock murder case to explore the jury system in this "compelling . . . intelligent . . . provocative" work (The New York Times Book Review). Creating a composite legal case based on real-life criminal investigations and trials, Seymour Wishman's Anatomy of a Jury carries us from crime scene to courthouse to jury room, providing a fascinating, behind-the-scenes look into the nation's criminal justice system. In autumn 1982, in the affluent New Jersey community of Glen Ridge, a woman is found brutally murdered in her home. The victim's distraught husband points police to a likely perpetrator: an African American handyman with a criminal record. A search of the suspect's home reveals nothing, but still the man is indicted for the crime. His ultimate fate is to be determined by "a jury of his peers"-twelve strangers with no special legal skills or training and a fervent desire to do what is right. As dramatic and riveting as it is educational, Wishman's staging and analysis of a criminal trial is a "rousing endorsement of the jury and a superb description of how the system really operates" (St. Louis Dispatch).

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Author(s): Seymour Wishman
Original Publish Date: Mar 19, 2013

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