"Ready for the People"

My Most Chilling Cases as a Prosecutor
Product Number: EB00743440
Released: Nov 19, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781628722710
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
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Description

This Best Fact Crime Edgar Award Finalist from a veteran female prosecutor is a "fast-paced and absorbing" look at law and order (Publishers Weekly). For more than twenty-five years, prosecutor Marissa N. Batt has represented the People in every one of the thirty-five courtrooms at the Criminal Courts Building in downtown Los Angeles, working cases that ranged from armed robbery to rape and murder. Despite her years immersed in the grim realities of violence, Batt has never become jaded. She has an unshakable belief that justice prevails, whether it happens inside or outside a courtroom. In Ready for the People, Batt presents three of her most difficult and terrifying cases. One case was an eye-popping combination of rape, attempted murder, and arson; another was a brutal same-sex rape; and the third was a vicious vigilante-style murder. In a voice full of grit as well as compassion, Batt showcases the tremendous courage and humanity of the victims and captivates readers with revelatory behind the scenes accounts. With an Introduction by Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. "[A] slap-in-the-face look at the criminal justice system." -Kirkus Reviews "Batt's compassion toward crime victims and good case preparation are contrasted with rulings that reflect the fragility of our criminal justice system. Batt aptly uses these selected cases to share her insight into human nature and the difficulties that exist on both sides of the law." -Booklist

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Original Publish Date: Dec 27, 2011

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