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The Resource Broken scales : reflections on injustice, Joel Cohen with Dale J. Degenshein ; foreword by Honorable Nancy Gertner (Ret.)

Broken scales : reflections on injustice, Joel Cohen with Dale J. Degenshein ; foreword by Honorable Nancy Gertner (Ret.)

Label
Broken scales : reflections on injustice
Title
Broken scales
Title remainder
reflections on injustice
Statement of responsibility
Joel Cohen with Dale J. Degenshein ; foreword by Honorable Nancy Gertner (Ret.)
Creator
Contributor
Author
Writer of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"However rare, some injustices are 'objectively' determined, often through DNA evidence, which allows us to squarely establish innocence despite a conviction. But the stories selected for this book represent a cross-section: some are such that (almost) every reader will see and acknowledge the wrong, and some interviews may leave the readers scratching his head, wondering "what was the author thinking?" By speaking with those impacted by injustices that occurred over the last 60 years--during the 1950s at the height of McCarthyism, the 1980s in Louisiana and New York when race played a large a role in how justice was dispensed and how the media portrayed the participants, the aftermath of 9/11 when many were prepared to believe the worst, and the time shortly before the Supreme Court decided that marriage could be granted to same-sex couples--this book requires readers to look at injustice in the context of our times. The stories told by the participants themselves give the reader insight into the challenges of dispensing, and even commenting on, justice. The author asks difficult questions: Is there an injustice when the game seems to have been played fairly, but the System still got it wrong? Is it an injustice when a jury, properly charged with the evidence fairly presented, convicts the wrong man? Or when people, so passionate in their own point of view, use over-the-top tactics to persuade others of their position? These interviews add to the important--and what must be ongoing--conversation about injustice in America."--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cohen, Joel
Dewey number
347.73
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • legal cases and notes
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1946-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Degenshein, Dale J.
  • Gertner, Nancy
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  • Justice, Administration of
  • Judicial error
  • Law
Label
Broken scales : reflections on injustice, Joel Cohen with Dale J. Degenshein ; foreword by Honorable Nancy Gertner (Ret.)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-256) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Winning at any cost : Glenn Ford discussed by A. Martin Stroud III -- When "actual innocence" is not enough : Michael Wayne Haley discussed by Eric M. Albritton -- A false confession to save his family : Abdallah Higazy -- Always hope, never expectation : Kenneth F. Ireland, Jr. -- White haired and spirited : a victim of the Red Scare, Miriam Moskowitz -- Falsely accused by those with a public platform : Steven Pagones -- The lone holdout : Adam Sirois -- Operation Merlin : Jeffrey Sterling -- A White House invitation : A. Ashley Tabaddor -- Refusal to bow to popular opinion : Marsha Ternus
Control code
ocn970042697
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxi, 262 pages
Isbn
9781634258098
Lccn
2017002950
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • BK0020633004
  • (OCoLC)970042697
Label
Broken scales : reflections on injustice, Joel Cohen with Dale J. Degenshein ; foreword by Honorable Nancy Gertner (Ret.)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-256) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Winning at any cost : Glenn Ford discussed by A. Martin Stroud III -- When "actual innocence" is not enough : Michael Wayne Haley discussed by Eric M. Albritton -- A false confession to save his family : Abdallah Higazy -- Always hope, never expectation : Kenneth F. Ireland, Jr. -- White haired and spirited : a victim of the Red Scare, Miriam Moskowitz -- Falsely accused by those with a public platform : Steven Pagones -- The lone holdout : Adam Sirois -- Operation Merlin : Jeffrey Sterling -- A White House invitation : A. Ashley Tabaddor -- Refusal to bow to popular opinion : Marsha Ternus
Control code
ocn970042697
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxi, 262 pages
Isbn
9781634258098
Lccn
2017002950
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • BK0020633004
  • (OCoLC)970042697

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