Doing justice : a prosecutor's thoughts on crime, punishment, and the rule of law / Preet Bharara.
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- ISBN: 9780525521129
- ISBN: 0525521127
- Physical Description: xvi, 345 pages ; 25 cm
- Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.
- Copyright: ©2019
Contents / Notes
Part I. Inquiry -- The truth is elusive: The boys -- Things are not what they seem: "Urbane cowboys" -- Gold-standard investigators: The ethic of the mob buster Kenny McCabe -- The problem of confirmation bias: Latent fingerprint 17 -- The need for rigor: A death in Soundview -- Curiosity and query: Asking basic questions -- The principles of interrogation: "Barbarism is not necessary" -- Snitches: The moral quicksand of cooperating witnesses -- Continuity and change: Justice through innovation -- Part II. Accusation -- The grinding machinery -- God forbid -- Walking away -- Culture -- Bollywood -- Part III. Judgment -- Day in court -- The judge -- The trial -- Three men in a room -- The verdict -- Part IV. Punishment -- Baby Carlina -- Lord of the flies -- Beyond justice.
The former United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York recounts captivating tales of true crime from his years atop the most storied prosecutor's office in the country -- inside stories of terrorists threatening America, mob hit men, billion-dollar fraudsters, corrupt politicians, and even a "cannibal cop". Bharara entertains us, but also inspires us to aim high, laying out a path for how to think and act to reach fair and morally correct judgments.
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