Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-06-30 - Publisher: Harvard University Press
Criminal justice is unavoidably human. Detectives, witnesses, suspects, and victims shape investigations; prosecutors, defense attorneys, jurors, and judges affect the outcome of adjudication. Simon shows how flawed investigations produce erroneous evidence and why well-meaning juries send innocent people to prison and set the guilty free.
The killing of a human being is always extraordinary, but the killings and attempted killings in this book go way past that. They are heart-rending, blackly comic or just plain outlandish. Did David Hookes really scare the living daylights out of a pub bouncer? Was Mick Gatto Really shot in