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Conviction

Conviction

Conviction

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Publisher: Little, Brown

Isbn 10: 031652848X

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 384

Number of Views: 669

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A true crime podcast sets a trophy wife's present life on a collision course with her secret past in this "blazingly intense" Reese Witherspoon book club pick and New York Times Best Crime Novel of the Year (A. J. Finn). The day Anna McDonald's quiet, respectable life exploded started off like all the days before: Packing up the kids for school, making breakfast, listening to yet another true crime podcast. Then her husband comes downstairs with an announcement, and Anna is suddenly, shockingly alone. Reeling, desperate for distraction, Anna returns to the podcast. Other people's problems are much better than one's own -- a sunken yacht, a murdered family, a hint of international conspiracy. But this case actually is Anna's problem. She knows one of the victims from an earlier life, a life she's taken great pains to leave behind. And she is convinced that she knows what really happened. Then an unexpected visitor arrives on her front stoop, a meddling neighbor intervenes, and life as Anna knows it is well and truly over. The devils of her past are awakened -- and they're in hot pursuit. Convinced she has no other options, Anna goes on the run, and in pursuit of the truth, with a washed-up musician at her side and the podcast as her guide. Conviction is "daredevil storytelling at its finest" (NPR's Fresh Air), a breathtaking thriller from one of the most "superbly talented" writers of our time (Hank Phillippi Ryan, bestselling author of Trust Me).


Conviction

Conviction

Conviction

Author: Kelly Loy Gilbert

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Isbn 10: 1484719433

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Number of Pages: 352

Number of Views: 1000

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Winner of the Children's Choice Book Awards' Teen Choice Debut Author Award Ten years ago, Braden was given a sign, a promise that his family wouldn't fall apart the way he feared. But Braden got it wrong: his older brother, Trey, has been estranged from the family for almost as long, and his father, the only parent Braden has ever known, has been accused of murder. The arrest of Braden's father, a well-known Christian radio host has sparked national media attention. His fate lies in his son's hands; Braden is the key witness in his father's upcoming trial. Braden has always measured himself through baseball. He is the star pitcher in his small town of Ornette, and his ninety-four mile per hour pitch already has minor league scouts buzzing in his junior year. Now the rules of the sport that has always been Braden's saving grace are blurred in ways he never realized, and the prospect of playing against Alex Reyes, the nephew of the police officer his father is accused of killing, is haunting his every pitch. Braden faces an impossible choice, one that will define him for the rest of his life, in this brutally honest debut novel about family, faith, and the ultimate test of conviction.


Conviction

Conviction

Conviction

Author: Richard North Patterson

Publisher: Random House

Isbn 10: 1588364437

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 480

Number of Views: 929

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When the body of nine-year old Thuy Sen is found in the San Francisco Bay, the police quickly charge Rennell and Payton Price with her grisly murder. A twelve-person jury, abetted by an incompetent defense lawyer, is nearly as quick to find the brothers guilty, and to sentence them both to die for their crimes. Fifteen years later, overworked pro bono laywer Teresa Peralta Paget, her husband Chris, and stepson Carlo, a recent Harvard law graduate, become convinced not only that Rennell didn't receive a fair trial but that he may well be innocent. Racing against the clock and facing enormous legal obstacles, Teresa, Chris, and Carlo desperately try to stay Rennell's execution, taking the case all the way to the Supreme Court, and to an enormously moving and powerful conclusion.


Conviction

Conviction

Conviction

Author: Juan Martinez

Publisher: HarperCollins

Isbn 10: 0062444301

Category: True Crime

Number of Pages: 480

Number of Views: 1823

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Juan Martinez, the fiery prosecutor who convicted notorious murderess Jodi Arias for the disturbing killing of Travis Alexander, speaks for the first time about the shocking investigation and sensational trial that captivated the nation. Through two trials, America watched with baited breath as Juan Martinez fought relentlessly to convict Jodi Arias of Murder One for viciously stabbing her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander to death. What emerged was a story wrought with sex, manipulation, and deceit that stunned the public at every turn. Arias, always playing the wronged and innocent woman, changed her story continually as her bizarre behavior surrounding the crime and its aftermath came to light. Unwavering, Arias and her defense team continued to play off the salacious details of the case, until she was finally found guilty and—controversially—sentenced to life behind bars. Now, speaking openly for the first time, prosecutor Juan Martinez will unearth new details from the investigation that were never revealed at trial, exploring key facts from the case and the pieces of evidence he chose to keep close to the vest. Throughout the trials, his bullish and unfaltering prosecution strategy was both commended and criticized, and in his book, Martinez will illuminate the unique tactics he utilized in this case and how they lead to a successful conviction, and-for the first time-discuss how he felt losing the death penalty sentence he’d pursued for years. Going beyond the news reports, Martinez will explore the truth behind the multiple facades of Jodi Arias. Sparring with her from across the stand, Martinez came to know Arias like no one else could, dissecting what it took for a seemingly normal girl to become a deluded, cunning, and unrepentant murderer. With new stories from behind the scenes of the trial and Martinez’s own take on his defendant, the book takes you inside the mind of Jodi Arias like never before. Complete with 16 pages of photos from the case and trial, this book is the definitive account of the case that shocked America.


Conviction (Book Two in the Consolation Duet)

Conviction (Book Two in the Consolation Duet)

Conviction (Book Two in the Consolation Duet)

Author: Corinne Michaels

Publisher: BAAE Publishing

Isbn 10: 1942834063

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 1082

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(Book Two in the Consolation Duet) I fell in love with Liam only to be left shattered into a million pieces. Again. The idea of being without him cripples me but the reality is, he’s gone. He doesn’t understand and I can’t make him. If only he’d see the conviction behind my words—then he’d still be here.


Enduring Conviction

Enduring Conviction

Enduring Conviction

Author: Lorraine K. Bannai

Publisher: University of Washington Press

Isbn 10: 029580629X

Category: Social Science

Number of Pages: 312

Number of Views: 1854

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Fred Korematsu’s decision to resist F.D.R.’s Executive Order 9066, which provided authority for the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, was initially the case of a young man following his heart: he wanted to remain in California with his white fiancée. However, he quickly came to realize that it was more than just a personal choice; it was a matter of basic human rights. After refusing to leave for incarceration when ordered, Korematsu was eventually arrested and convicted of a federal crime before being sent to the internment camp at Topaz, Utah. He appealed his conviction to the Supreme Court, which, in one of the most infamous cases in American legal history, upheld the wartime orders. Forty years later, in the early 1980s, a team of young attorneys resurrected Korematsu’s case. This time, Korematsu was victorious, and his conviction was overturned, helping to pave the way for Japanese American redress. Lorraine Bannai, who was a young attorney on that legal team, combines insider knowledge of the case with extensive archival research, personal letters, and unprecedented access to Korematsu his family, and close friends. She uncovers the inspiring story of a humble, soft-spoken man who fought tirelessly against human rights abuses long after he was exonerated. In 1998, President Bill Clinton awarded Korematsu the Presidential Medal of Freedom.


Incarceration without Conviction

Incarceration without Conviction

Incarceration without Conviction

Author: Mikaela Rabinowitz

Publisher: Routledge

Isbn 10: 1000391477

Category: Social Science

Number of Pages: 130

Number of Views: 985

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Incarceration Without Conviction addresses an understudied fairness flaw in the criminal justice system. On any given day, approximately 500,000 Americans are in pretrial detention in the US, held in local jails not because they are considered a flight or public safety risk, but because they are poor and cannot afford bail or a bail bond. Over the course of a year, millions of Americans cycle through local jails, most there for anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. These individuals are disproportionately Black and poor. This book draws on extensive legal data to highlight the ways in which pretrial detention drives guilty pleas and thus fuels mass incarceration--and the disproportionate impact on Black Americans. It shows the myriad harms that being detained wreaks on people’s lives and well-being, regardless of whether or not those who are detained are ever convicted. Rabinowitz argues that pretrial detention undermines the presumption of innocence in the American criminal justice system and, in so doing, erodes the very meaning of innocence.


Convicted

Convicted

Convicted

Author: Aleatha Romig

Publisher: Romig Works LLC

Isbn 10: 0988489147

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 402

Number of Views: 796

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New York Times Bestseller ~ Book #3 of the bestselling Consequences series: From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Aleatha Romig comes the shocking third book of the Consequences series and the long-awaited, action-packed conclusion of Claire and Tony’s tumultuous relationship. Stick to your convictions. Against all odds, Claire and Tony have found their way back to one another, but it doesn’t mean a happy ever after. Not even close. Just when they seemed to have it all—love, respect, and the promise of a family—the game master exposes the truth and Claire’s world once again unravels. With old convictions wavering and past transgressions coming to light, the cards have changed and luck is not in the deck for Claire and Tony. Abandon all assumptions. Lost in a constant nightmare, who will save Claire from her past? From herself? Everyone has a hand to play, and now they’re playing for keeps. Everything known to be true is questioned. Motives are explained. The past is once again unearthed, and this time, secrets lurk between dreams and reality, between the past and the present. The clock is ticking. Time is running out on Claire…on Tony…on their happy ever after. When the final cards are played, will their unconventional love trump the opposition? In the end, some will discover their bets were too high, and all will learn the most crucial lesson—there are always consequences for the truth. You must stick to your conviction, but be ready to abandon your assumptions. –Denis Waitley


Compassion (&) Conviction

Compassion (&) Conviction

Compassion (&) Conviction

Author: Justin Giboney,Michael Wear,Chris Butler

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

Isbn 10: 0830848118

Category: Religion

Number of Pages: 160

Number of Views: 853

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Have you ever felt too progressive for conservatives, but too conservative for progressives? It's easy for faithful Christians to grow disillusioned with civic engagement or fall into tribal extremes. Representing the AND Campaign, the authors of this book lay out the biblical case for political engagement and help Christians navigate the complex world of politics with integrity.


Conviction

Conviction

Conviction

Author: Julia Dahl

Publisher: Minotaur Books

Isbn 10: 1250083710

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 304

Number of Views: 1734

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New York City 1992: a year after riots exploded between black and Jewish neighbors in Brooklyn, a black family is brutally murdered in their Crown Heights home. A teenager is quickly convicted, and the justice system moves on. Twenty-two years later, journalist Rebekah Roberts gets a letter: I didn't do it. Frustrated with her work at the city’s sleaziest tabloid, Rebekah starts to dig. But witnesses are missing, memories faded, and almost no one wants to talk about that grim, violent time in New York City—not even Saul Katz, a former NYPD cop and her source in Brooklyn’s insular Hasidic community. So she goes it alone. And as she gets closer to the truth of that night, Rebekah finds herself in the path of a killer with two decades of secrets to protect. From the author of the Edgar-nominated Invisible City comes another timely thriller that illuminates society’s darkest corners. Told in part through the eyes of a jittery eyewitness and the massacre’s sole survivor, Julia Dahl's Conviction examines the power—and cost—of community, loyalty, and denial.


Rectify

Rectify

Rectify

Author: Lara Bazelon

Publisher: Beacon Press

Isbn 10: 080702919X

Category: Social Science

Number of Pages: 272

Number of Views: 519

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Makes a powerful argument for adopting a model of restorative justice as part of the Innocence Movement so exonerees, crime victims, and their communities can come together to heal. In Rectify, a former Innocence Project director and journalist Lara Bazelon puts a face to the growing number of men and women exonerated from crimes that kept them behind bars for years—sometimes decades—and that devastate not only the exonerees but also their families, the crime victims who mistakenly identified them as perpetrators, the jurors who convicted them, and the prosecutors who realized too late that they helped convict an innocent person. Bazelon focuses on Thomas Haynesworth, a teenager arrested for multiple rapes in Virginia, and Janet Burke, a rape victim who mistakenly IDed him. It took over two decades before he was exonerated. Conventional wisdom points to an exoneration as a happy ending to tragic tales of injustice, such as Haynesworth’s. However, even when the physical shackles are left behind, invisible ones can be profoundly more difficult to unlock. In the midst of Bazelon’s frustration over the blatant limitations of courts and advocates, her hope is renewed by the fledgling but growing movement to apply the centuries-old practice of restorative justice to wrongful conviction cases. Using the stories of Thomas Haynesworth, Janet Burke, and other crime victims and exonerees, she demonstrates how the transformative experience of connecting isolated individuals around mutual trauma and a shared purpose of repairing harm unite unlikely allies. Movingly written and vigorously researched, Rectify takes to task the far-reaching failures of our criminal justice system and offers a window into a future where the power it yields can be used in pursuit of healing and unity rather than punishment and blame.


The Boy on the Bicycle

The Boy on the Bicycle

The Boy on the Bicycle

Author: Nate Hendley

Publisher: Dundurn

Isbn 10: 145974912X

Category: True Crime

Number of Pages: 128

Number of Views: 1501

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On the night of September 15, 1956, a seven-year-old child was murdered on the deserted grounds of the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) in Toronto. The main suspect was a teenage boy seen near the crime scene on a bicycle. Toronto police arrested Ron Moffatt, a fourteen-year-old former CNE employee who vaguely fit the description of the suspect. During a tough interrogation, Ron falsely confessed and was convicted at trial. In truth, Ron couldn’t ride a bicycle and was innocent; his phony admission was the product of fear and pressure tactics. The real culprit — sex offender and serial killer Peter Woodcock — remained at large, preying on new victims. This shocking story has eerie parallels to the Steven Truscott case (which also involved a fourteen-year-old Ontario boy accused of murder) but has been largely forgotten until now. A powerful account about a coerced confession, a fumbled police investigation and the crusading lawyer who fought to free Ron from custody.


Good Kids, Bad City

Good Kids, Bad City

Good Kids, Bad City

Author: Kyle Swenson

Publisher: Picador

Isbn 10: 1250120241

Category: Social Science

Number of Pages: 288

Number of Views: 1501

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From award-winning investigative journalist Kyle Swenson, Good Kids, Bad City is the true story of the longest wrongful imprisonment in the United States to end in exoneration, and a critical social and political history of Cleveland, the city that convicted them. In the early 1970s, three African-American men—Wiley Bridgeman, Kwame Ajamu, and Rickey Jackson—were accused and convicted of the brutal robbery and murder of a man outside of a convenience store in Cleveland, Ohio. The prosecution’s case, which resulted in a combined 106 years in prison for the three men, rested on the more-than-questionable testimony of a pre-teen, Ed Vernon. The actual murderer was never found. Almost four decades later, Vernon recanted his testimony, and Wiley, Kwame, and Rickey were released. But while their exoneration may have ended one of American history’s most disgraceful miscarriages of justice, the corruption and decay of the city responsible for their imprisonment remain on trial. Interweaving the dramatic details of the case with Cleveland’s history—one that, to this day, is fraught with systemic discrimination and racial tension—Swenson reveals how this outrage occurred and why. Good Kids, Bad City is a work of astonishing empathy and insight: an immersive exploration of race in America, the struggling Midwest, and how lost lives can be recovered.


Conscience and Conviction

Conscience and Conviction

Conscience and Conviction

Author: Kimberley Brownlee

Publisher: OUP Oxford

Isbn 10: 0191645923

Category: Law

Number of Pages: 280

Number of Views: 890

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The book shows that civil disobedience is generally more defensible than private conscientious objection. Part I explores the morality of conviction and conscience. Each of these concepts informs a distinct argument for civil disobedience. The conviction argument begins with the communicative principle of conscientiousness (CPC). According to the CPC, having a conscientious moral conviction means not just acting consistently with our beliefs and judging ourselves and others by a common moral standard. It also means not seeking to evade the consequences of our beliefs and being willing to communicate them to others. The conviction argument shows that, as a constrained, communicative practice, civil disobedience has a better claim than private objection does to the protections that liberal societies give to conscientious dissent. This view reverses the standard liberal picture which sees private 'conscientious' objection as a modest act of personal belief and civil disobedience as a strategic, undemocratic act whose costs are only sometimes worth bearing. The conscience argument is narrower and shows that genuinely morally responsive civil disobedience honours the best of our moral responsibilities and is protected by a duty-based moral right of conscience. Part II translates the conviction argument and conscience argument into two legal defences. The first is a demands-of-conviction defence. The second is a necessity defence. Both of these defences apply more readily to civil disobedience than to private disobedience. Part II also examines lawful punishment, showing that, even when punishment is justifiable, civil disobedients have a moral right not to be punished. Oxford Legal Philosophy publishes the best new work in philosophically-oriented legal theory. It commissions and solicits monographs in all branches of the subject, including works on philosophical issues in all areas of public and private law, and in the national, transnational, and international realms; studies of the nature of law, legal institutions, and legal reasoning; treatments of problems in political morality as they bear on law; and explorations in the nature and development of legal philosophy itself. The series represents diverse traditions of thought but always with an emphasis on rigour and originality. It sets the standard in contemporary jurisprudence.


Winsome Conviction

Winsome Conviction

Winsome Conviction

Author: Tim Muehlhoff,Richard Langer

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

Isbn 10: 0830848002

Category: Religion

Number of Pages: 224

Number of Views: 410

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In today's polarized context, Christians often have committed, biblical rationales for very different positions. How can Christians navigate disagreements with both truth and love? Tim Muehlhoff and Rick Langer provide lessons from conflict theory and church history on how to negotiate differing biblical convictions in order to move toward Christian unity.


Wrongful Conviction and Exoneration

Wrongful Conviction and Exoneration

Wrongful Conviction and Exoneration

Author: Lisa Idzikowski

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

Isbn 10: 1534505172

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Number of Pages: 128

Number of Views: 408

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Since 1989, there have been over 2,200 exonerations in the United States. These have resulted from a number of factors, including the discovery of new evidence, perjury, false identification, and bad forensic evidence. Even when an individual is exonerated, is it possible to compensate them for their loss of time and money? This volume looks at the issue from varying perspectives, exploring causes of wrongful convictions, ways to increase exonerations for those who were unjustly imprisoned, strategies to decrease the number of wrongful convictions going forward, and appropriate compensation for those who have lost years of their lives.


Wrongful Conviction and Criminal Justice Reform

Wrongful Conviction and Criminal Justice Reform

Wrongful Conviction and Criminal Justice Reform

Author: Marvin Zalman,Julia Carrano

Publisher: Routledge

Isbn 10: 1135077444

Category: Social Science

Number of Pages: 334

Number of Views: 887

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Wrongful Conviction and Criminal Justice Reform is an important addition to the literature and teaching on innocence reform. This book delves into wrongful convictions studies but expands upon them by offering potential reforms that would alleviate the problem of wrongful convictions in the criminal justice system. Written to be accessible to students, Wrongful Conviction and Criminal Justice Reform is a main text for wrongful convictions courses or a secondary text for more general courses in criminal justice, political science, and law school innocence clinics.


The Conviction to Lead

The Conviction to Lead

The Conviction to Lead

Author: Albert Mohler

Publisher: Baker Books

Isbn 10: 1441260560

Category: Religion

Number of Pages: 224

Number of Views: 1211

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Leadership Principles from a Renowned Agent of Change Cultures and organizations do not change without strong leadership. While many leadership books focus on management or administration, the central focus of The Conviction to Lead is on changing minds. Dr. Mohler was the driving force behind the transformation of Southern Seminary from a liberal institution of waning influence to a thriving evangelical seminary at the heart of the Southern Baptist Convention. Since then he has been one of the most prominent voices in evangelicalism, fighting for Christian principles and challenging secular culture. Using his own experiences and examples from history, Dr. Mohler demonstrates that real leadership is a transferring of conviction to others, affecting their actions, motivations, intuition, and commitment. This practical guide walks the reader through what a leader needs to know, do, and be in order to affect change.


WRONGFUL CONVICTION

WRONGFUL CONVICTION

WRONGFUL CONVICTION

Author: John A. Humphrey,Kaitlyn M. Clarke

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

Isbn 10: 0398092060

Category: Criminal justice, Administration of

Number of Pages: 262

Number of Views: 1884

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The magnitude of wrongful conviction is increasing across the country and around the world, with individuals arrested, convicted, and incarcerated for extended periods of time. This book provides an understanding of legal remedies, organizational reforms, and policy changes that have been proposed and implemented. In various jurisdictions, these procedures reduce the likelihood of a wrongful conviction. Legal and organizational reforms and changes in criminal justice policy are considered at three key junctures of the process: (1) the investigation, evidence gathering, and forensic analysis, (2) prosecutorial decision-making, and (3) the judicial review and exoneration of a wrongfully convicted defendant. Each chapter opens with a wrongful case vignette that illustrates the reform strategies being considered. The investigatory process is studied on each case, and the police process is analyzed in detail. Part 1 includes the introductory chapter that provides an overview of wrongful convictions, and the investigatory process routinely employed to gather evidence and identify a suspect. The analysis of forensic evidence is explored, including the chain of custody, contamination of the evidence, misinterpretation, and the falsification of forensic reports. Part 2 focuses on the prosecutors, defense attorneys, judges and juries. Plea bargaining strategies, coaching witnesses, violations of the rules of discovery, use of jailhouse snitches, inadequate defense counseling, lack of preparation and adequate resources are examined. Part 3 analyzes the processes involved in the reversal of wrongful convictions, the judicial review, and obstacles encountered in the exoneration process. In addition, the authors provide a thorough analytical overview of the criminal justice processes involved in wrongful conviction and the reforms that are needed to prevent and reverse injustices. This book is an invaluable resource for prosecutors, defense attorneys, judges, advocates for the wrongfully convicted, criminal justice policymakers, law and society, and will contribute to academic courses in the fields of criminology and justice.


Truth and Conviction

Truth and Conviction

Truth and Conviction

Author: L. Jane McMillan

Publisher: UBC Press

Isbn 10: 0774837519

Category: Law

Number of Pages: 230

Number of Views: 1538

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The name “Donald Marshall Jr.” is synonymous with “wrongful conviction” and the fight for Indigenous rights in Canada. In Truth and Conviction, Jane McMillan – Marshall’s former partner, an acclaimed anthropologist, and an original defendant in the Supreme Court’s Marshall decision – tells the story of how Marshall’s life-long battle against injustice permeated Canadian legal consciousness and revitalized Indigenous law. Marshall died in 2009, but his legacy lives on. Mi’kmaq continue to assert their rights and build justice programs grounded in customary laws and practices, key steps in the path to self-determination and reconciliation.


Fundamental Rights and Legal Consequences of Criminal Conviction

Fundamental Rights and Legal Consequences of Criminal Conviction

Fundamental Rights and Legal Consequences of Criminal Conviction

Author: Sonja Meijer,Harry Annison,Ailbhe O’Loughlin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Isbn 10: 1509920994

Category: Law

Number of Pages: 312

Number of Views: 1519

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The legal position of convicted offenders is complex, as are the social consequences that can result from a criminal conviction. After they have served their sentences, custodial or not, convicted offenders often continue to be subject to numerous restrictions, in many cases indefinitely, due to their criminal conviction. In short, criminal convictions can have adverse legal consequences that may affect convicted offenders in several aspects of their lives. In turn, these legal consequences can have broader social consequences. Legal consequences are often not formally part of the criminal law, but are regulated by different areas of law, such as administrative law, constitutional law, labour law, civil law, and immigration law. For this reason, they are often obscured from judges as well as from defendants and their legal representatives in the courtroom. The breadth, severity and longevity and often hidden nature of these restrictions raises the question of whether offenders' fundamental rights are sufficiently protected. This book explores the nature and extent of the legal consequences of criminal convictions in Europe, Australia and the USA. It addresses the following questions: What legal consequences can a criminal conviction have? How do these consequences affect convicted offenders? And how can and should these consequences be limited by law?


Strong Conviction

Strong Conviction

Strong Conviction

Author: K.C. Turner

Publisher: Two Ten Press

Isbn 10: 1736741543

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 230

Number of Views: 529

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He’s out of prison. His targets are set. And she’s one of them. Elizabeth Strong had hoped after all this time, Steve Robinson would leave her alone. But his message is clear. He’s not only coming for her; he also has his sights set on another woman who refused to testify against him back then. But since recently being made an unwilling accomplice to Robinson’s current criminal empire, she immediately goes to Elizabeth for help. With at least one dirty cop in the Silverton Police Department, and Detective Martinez being relegated to desk duty, the stakes are higher for both women this time around. As the dangerous cat-and-mouse-game is just beginning, can Elizabeth and Martinez find a way to clean up the local police department and finally extract Steve Robinson from Elizabeth’s life for good? Or will she be plunged back into the path of the destruction that’s been following her for the past six years?


Compassion (&) Conviction

Compassion (&) Conviction

Compassion (&) Conviction

Author: Justin Giboney,Michael Wear,Chris Butler

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

Isbn 10: 0830848118

Category: Religion

Number of Pages: 160

Number of Views: 1815

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Have you ever felt too progressive for conservatives, but too conservative for progressives? It's easy for faithful Christians to grow disillusioned with civic engagement or fall into tribal extremes. Representing the AND Campaign, the authors of this book lay out the biblical case for political engagement and help Christians navigate the complex world of politics with integrity.


Converts of Conviction

Converts of Conviction

Converts of Conviction

Author: David B. Ruderman

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

Isbn 10: 3110530856

Category: Religion

Number of Pages: 115

Number of Views: 1144

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The study of Jewish converts to Christianity in the modern era has long been marginalized in Jewish historiography. Labeled disparagingly in the Jewish tradition as meshumadim (apostates), many earlier Jewish scholars treated these individuals in a negative light or generally ignored them as not properly belonging any longer to the community and its historical legacy. This situation has radically changed in recent years with an outpouring of new studies on converts in variegated times and places, culminating perhaps in the most recent synthesis of modern Jewish converts by Todd Endelman in 2015. While Endelman argues that most modern converts left the Jewish fold for economic, social, or political reasons, he does acknowledge the presence of those who chose to convert for ideological and spiritual motives. The purpose of this volume is to consider more fully the latter group, perhaps the most interesting from the perspective of Jewish intellectual history: those who moved from Judaism to Christianity out of a conviction that they were choosing a superior religion, and out of doubt or lack of confidence in the religious principles and practices of their former one. Their spiritual journeys often led them to suspect their newly adopted beliefs as well, and some even returned to Judaism or adopted a hybrid faith consisting of elements of both religions. Their intellectual itineraries between Judaism and Christianity offer a unique perspective on the formation of modern Jewish identities, Jewish-Christian relations, and the history of Jewish skeptical postures. The approach of the authors of this book is to avoid broad generalizations about the modern convert in favor of detailed case studies of specific converts in four distinct localities: Germany, Russia, Poland, and England, all living in the nineteenth- century. In so doing, it underscores the individuality of each convert’s life experience and self-reflection and the need to examine more intensely this relatively neglected dimension of Jewish and Christian cultural and intellectual history.


Uses and Consequences of a Criminal Conviction

Uses and Consequences of a Criminal Conviction

Uses and Consequences of a Criminal Conviction

Author: Margaret Fitzgerald O'Reilly

Publisher: Springer

Isbn 10: 1137596627

Category: Social Science

Number of Pages: 300

Number of Views: 1527

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This book examines the increasing retention and use of previous criminal record information, within and beyond the criminal justice system. There remains a misconception that once an offender has served the penalty for an offence, his or her dealings with the law and legal system in relation to that offence is at an end. This book demonstrates that in fact the criminal record lingers and permeates facets of the person's life far beyond the de jure sentence. Criminal records are relied upon by key decision makers at all stages of the formal criminal process, from the police to the judiciary. Convictions can affect areas of policing, bail, trial procedure and sentencing, which the author discusses. Furthermore, with the increasing intensifying of surveillance techniques in the interests of security, ex-offenders are monitored more closely post release and these provisions are explored here. Even beyond the formal criminal justice system, individuals can continue to experience many collateral consequences of a conviction whereby access to employment, travel and licenses (among other areas of social activity) can be limited as a consequence of disclosure requirements. Overall, this book examines the perpetual nature of criminal convictions through the evolution of criminal record use, focussing on the Irish perspective, and also considers the impact from a broader international perspective.


Strength of Conviction

Strength of Conviction

Strength of Conviction

Author: Tom Mulcair

Publisher: Dundurn

Isbn 10: 1459732960

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Number of Pages: 200

Number of Views: 309

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The inside story of Thomas Mulcair’s rise from modest beginnings to the threshold of power. Discover the man behind the headlines, who he is, how he thinks, and the struggles he faced — from fighting sexual misconduct, to protecting our environment, to his work alongside Jack Layton leading the NDP to a historic breakthrough in Quebec.


Power, Value, and Conviction

Power, Value, and Conviction

Power, Value, and Conviction

Author: William Schweiker

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

Isbn 10: 1532670141

Category: Religion

Number of Pages: 224

Number of Views: 946

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""Schweiker's reflections are strikingly original and they ought to be required reading for everyone in the field of theological ethics."" -Douglas F. Ottati, Professor of Theology and Ethics, Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education ""With this new work, Schweiker continues his vital exploration of hermeneutical realism, responsibility ethics, moral formation, and the lives we live in our complex late modern cultures. This is a bracing, complex text that richly rewards those who engage it with the care it requires."" -Jean Bethke Elshtain, Laura Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics, University of Chicago, and author of Augustine and the Limits of Politics ""Schweiker has a comprehensive knowledge of contemporary moral thought--philosophical and theological, applied and theoretical. He brings a wealth of material together with a unifying theological perspective that sharpens our questions and renews our hope. This is an outstanding achievement."" -Robin W. Lovin, Dean and Professor of Ethics, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University William Schweiker is the Edward L. Ryerson Distinguished Service Professor of Theological Ethics at the University of Chicago. Born in Des Moines, Iowa (1953) he holds degrees from Simpson College, Duke University and also the University of Chicago. Besides teaching at Chicago, he has also been guest professor at Uppsala University and the University of Heidelberg. Schweiker ́s writings engage theological and ethical questions attentive to global dynamics, comparative religious ethics, the history of ethics, and hermeneutical philosophy. Schweiker has published five books, numerous articles and award-winning essays, as well as edited and contributed to six volumes, including A Companion to Religious Ethics (2004), a comprehensive and innovative work in the field of comparative religious ethics. He is currently working on a volume, Religious Ethics: Meaning and Method. Ongoing research is for a book on theological ethics and the integrity of life.


Teaching with Humor, Compassion, and Conviction

Teaching with Humor, Compassion, and Conviction

Teaching with Humor, Compassion, and Conviction

Author: Heather Hollis

Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited

Isbn 10: 1551389185

Category: Education

Number of Pages: 128

Number of Views: 1214

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How can teachers make their literacy classrooms a place of joy? Fun, caring, and passion are the keys to a shame-free, healthy classroom that nurtures students in mind, body, and spirit. Full of simple strategies and activities for building community, this practical book is committed to promoting strong literacy skills. It illustrates concrete ways to build mindful classrooms where students are free to speak with compassion, write with conviction, and read with joy.


A Matter of Conviction

A Matter of Conviction

A Matter of Conviction

Author: Ed McBain

Publisher: Open Road Media

Isbn 10: 1504039211

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 247

Number of Views: 1853

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A racially charged murder pushes a mild-mannered district attorney to the brink in this gritty legal thriller by the author of the 87th Precinct series. After an intense heat wave, storms threaten to blanket New York City, and three boys walk across town with knives in their pockets and murder on their minds. They’re tough kids in combat boots, crossing into Spanish Harlem to pick a fight. And when they see one of their intended victims, they surround him, draw their knives, and plunge their weapons into the poor boy’s gut. The attackers flee, and blood pours down the victim’s lifeless body, mingling with the sudden rain. But despite the showers, nothing will be able to extinguish the full-blown panic that threatens to set the city aflame. Prosecuting the case falls to Hank Bell, a Harlem-born district attorney with a solemn sense of civic duty. As the case threatens to unravel, Hank will be the only thing that stands between his city and blood-spattered anarchy. The inspiration for John Frankenheimer’s classic film The Young Savages, this is a hard-eyed look at a city on the edge of chaos, written by a man who understood urban crime better than anyone else: legendary crime writer Ed McBain.


The Conviction of Hope

The Conviction of Hope

The Conviction of Hope

Author: Janeen Ann O'Connell

Publisher: Next Chapter

Isbn 10:

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 162

Number of Views: 899

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It’s 1796, twenty-two-year old Elizabeth Bartlett has lost her baby, been convicted of a crime she didn’t commit, and sent from Dublin to the other side of the world. Will sanity prevail? When she’s sent to work for James Bryan Cullen Elizabeth waits for him to want more than cleaning and cooking. Is Cullen the gentle soul he appears to be? In a society that treats her as worthless, should Elizabeth dare to hope?


The Wrongful Conviction of Oscar Pistorius

The Wrongful Conviction of Oscar Pistorius

The Wrongful Conviction of Oscar Pistorius

Author: Brent Willock

Publisher: Light Messages Publishing

Isbn 10: 161153268X

Category: True Crime

Number of Pages: 226

Number of Views: 1041

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Just when the world thought Oscar Pistorius’ meteoric rise to Olympic glory and international celebrity had terminated abysmally in prison, Brent Willock’s scientific perspective reopens this gripping narrative for an astonishing re-view. Olympian Oscar Pistorius’ spectacular assent to fame ground to a screeching halt in the wee hours of Valentine’s Day, 2013. Hearing a sound emanating from his bathroom, he grabbed his pistol and he stumbled to the washroom, screaming at the intruders to leave. Fearing someone was about to emerge to harm him and his girlfriend, Reeva, he fired four bullets into the bathroom. Soon he realized he had killed his lover. Horrified, he summoned the authorities. The investigating detective believed this was yet another case of an escalating argument where a man murdered his partner. World opinion is split. Some believe Oscar. Others are convinced he committed a despicable crime of passion. Distinguished clinical psychologist Brent Willock brings an entirely new perspective to bear on these horrific events: that Oscar’s horrific actions occurred while he was in a state of paradoxical sleep, also known as parasomnia. Throughout this book, Willock uses scientific scrutiny and legal precedence to resolve the crucial anomalies surrounding the Oscar Pistorius trial. Willock also discusses how mental health experts and the defense team might have overlooked the hypothesis of parasomnia that could have exonerated Oscar. Millions who followed the Blade Runner’s astonishing achievements, uplifted and inspired by his triumph over physical adversity, were crushed by his precipitous plunge from grace. They were baffled. Even Oscar himself, in a television interview shortly before his sentencing, achingly asked, “I always think, How did this possibly happen? How could this have happened?” At last, Willock’s elegant work responds to these poignant questions that have so plagued and pained Reeva’s family, friends, Oscar, and, indeed, the world.


Conviction: The Personal Story of an American Housewife's Term in Prison in Communist Hungary

Conviction: The Personal Story of an American Housewife's Term in Prison in Communist Hungary

Conviction: The Personal Story of an American Housewife's Term in Prison in Communist Hungary

Author: Janet E. Lemmé

Publisher: Reliant Publishing

Isbn 10: 1683141830

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 389

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Attempting to help relatives escape from East Germany in the mid-1960s, an American woman and her husband were arrested in communist Hungary. This graphic personal account highlights the shock of unexpected incarceration, life with thieves, prostitutes, and murderers, and black market survival methods. The horrific experience of a police state system is in sharp contrast to the freedoms she has always known.


A Lawful Conviction

A Lawful Conviction

A Lawful Conviction

Author: Fred Shearer

Publisher: AuthorHouse

Isbn 10: 1665523379

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 160

Number of Views: 1999

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A Lawful Conviction is a quickly paced story that finds sixteen year old Jamaal Compton lawfully convicted and sentenced as an adult for the accidental death of his mother's abusive boyfriend. He is ushered into an adult prison system where he is preyed upon and eventually sexually assaulted by a powerfully influential prisoner who wields a lot of control. During this assault Jamaal did not fight his assailant off, yell for help, or do anything to discourage this attack from happening. Jamaal is left physically and emotionally traumatized while questioning his own sexual identity, in addition to how he is now being viewed by other prisoners. He is quickly labeled a homosexual; however, when his assailant returns for more sex, Jamaal kills him with a homemade knife that he gets from the only real friend he has. This violent incident all but seals Jamaal's fate in prison and presents him with the possibility of spending the rest of his life incarcerated. He is charged with murder and appointed an attorney who is determined to convince him to plead guilty and accept a plea bargain. But in a strange twist, a streetwise black attorney who is related to one of the prisoners incarcerated at the facility where Jamaal is, reluctantly decides to meet Jamaal during an impromptu visit to the prison while visiting his own relative. The attorney gasp at the sight of Jamaal when he is brought in for a conference, not realizing that he would be interviewing a young kid as all of his preconceived notions and stereotypes that he had built up over the years instantly vanished. He agrees to represent Jamaal for the murder of his assailant. In court the case has loser written all over it when they are confronted with an all-white jury and an arrogant, special appointed prosecutor. But in an unprecedented legal maneuver Jamaal's attorney motions the court to allow the jury to view the crime scene. The prison.


Slave of Conviction Diary of Corruption

Slave of Conviction Diary of Corruption

Slave of Conviction Diary of Corruption

Author: Roy Chauvin Retired LDWF Agent

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

Isbn 10: 1662435266

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Number of Pages: 214

Number of Views: 626

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Throughout life, most people have to struggle with making life’s decisions. These decisions not only involve the individual making the decision but also his family and in some cases the public. The life of a law enforcement officer involves all three. This burden is often stressful taxing one’s conscience to the breaking point. The individual has to rely on his family background and values instilled in him throughout his life. A strong faith and belief that all has to be fair and just is viewed as an idealistic approach that everyone strives toward in making decisions. To truly adopt this fairness honesty and justice philosophy in your life’s decisions is extremely difficult in today’s world. Many choose to prostitute their convictions for their jobs, money, status, and power rationalizing their decisions for personal gain, leaving humanity in ashes. As a law enforcement officer, his daily decisions directly effects his fellow man. This burden is self-inflicted by the individual to do the right thing, or to go along with the good-old-boy attitude. The latter accomplishes nothing and is actually looked down upon by the honest public. The public truly wants a leader they can trust to carry out this honesty and justice philosophy; however, the public has no clue to the sacrifices that one has to make in order to achieve these goals. In order for one to fulfill his mission on striving for honesty and fairness, he has to become a slave of convictions. Thus, the partial title. This title must be evaluated by the reader of the book on whether or not the main character in the book was, in fact, dedicated to his convictions. By infusing the diary of corruption into the book title poses to the reader a decision-making process in which he decides whether the diary is proof that corruption exist or all this is just the way it is and no one can change these practices. The actual diaries represent a compilation of daily entries into the diaries documenting the author’s daily life. The author of this book does not seek the approval of his life’s path but rather poses the question. What would you do if you were in his shoes? Walk the walk and talk the talk or acquiesce because it is too costly. Fairness. Honesty. Justice for all. I hope.


State Court Sentencing of Convicted Felons, 1992

State Court Sentencing of Convicted Felons, 1992

State Court Sentencing of Convicted Felons, 1992

Author: Patrick A. Langan

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

Isbn 10: 0788131389

Category: Criminal statistics

Number of Pages: 64

Number of Views: 1463

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Provides information & statistics on felony sentencing, felons convicted, felons sentenced to probation, felony case processing, regional variation in adjudication & sentencing & trends in drug trafficking in the state courts system. Topics include: estimated number of felony convictions, types of felony sentences imposed, mean & median sentence lengths for felony sentences imposed, & sex, race & age of persons convicted of felonies, by offense. 50 charts, tables & figures in a clear & easy-to-understand format.


Convicting the Innocent

Convicting the Innocent

Convicting the Innocent

Author: Brandon Garrett

Publisher: Harvard University Press

Isbn 10: 0674060989

Category: Art

Number of Pages: 376

Number of Views: 1265

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DNA exonerations have shattered confidence in the criminal justice system by exposing how often we have convicted the innocent and let the guilty walk free. In this unsettling analysis, Garrett examines what went wrong in the cases of the first 250 people exonerated by DNA testing, and proposes systemic reforms.


Live to Tell

Live to Tell

Live to Tell

Author: Anthony Wright

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

Isbn 10: 1664182063

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Number of Pages: 110

Number of Views: 1439

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Anthony Wright had a shot at making the NFL as a running back in the early 1990s. But his hopes and dreams were shattered when in 1991, he returned home to Philadelphia and was charged with capital murder—accused of raping and killing an elderly woman. Attorneys Peter Neufeld, Nina Morrison, Sam Silver, and Rebecca Lacer (all lawyers of the Innocence Project) believed in his innocence. DNA testing exonerated him of the vicious crime, and a second jury acquitted him of all charges. He walked out of prison Aug. 23, 2016, a free and innocent man. After so many hopeless and lonely nights, so many rejections of his innocence by the police, district attorneys, courts, judges on all appeal levels, and the first jury, the world finally learned the truth. This book takes you through the interrogation, investigation, and trial that led to an innocent man being sentenced to life in prison without parole. It exposes the flaws in the system through the incredible story of a wrongfully convicted man.


Wrongful Convictions in China

Wrongful Convictions in China

Wrongful Convictions in China

Author: Na Jiang

Publisher: Springer

Isbn 10: 366246084X

Category: Law

Number of Pages: 356

Number of Views: 306

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The primary focus of this comparative and empirical work is to address wrongful convictions between China and common-law countries in order to promote a better understanding of wrongful convictions in China’s practice with the help of comparative analyses, verifiable and empirical data and case studies. It examines the scope of wrongful convictions and offers new insights into the worldwide movement to prevent them, assesses how far it has progressed and what reforms are most needed. The book suggests that adversarial and inquisitorial systems alike could benefit from this research and learn valuable lessons from one another on how to effectively reduce the risk of wrongful convictions.


Convicted but Innocent

Convicted but Innocent

Convicted but Innocent

Author: C. Ronald Huff,Arye Rattner,Edward Sagarin

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Isbn 10: 1452236283

Category: Social Science

Number of Pages: 204

Number of Views: 1106

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Addressing the specific issues surrounding wrongful convictions and their implications for society, Convicted but Innocent includes: survey data concerning the possible magnitude of the problem and its causes; fascinating actual case samples; detailed analyses of the major factors associated with wrongful conviction; discussion of public policy implications; and recommendations for reducing the occurrence of such convictions. The authors maintain that while no system of justice can be perfect, a focus on preventable errors can substantially reduce the number of current conviction injustices.


Wrongful Conviction in Sexual Assault

Wrongful Conviction in Sexual Assault

Wrongful Conviction in Sexual Assault

Author: Matthew Barry Johnson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Isbn 10: 0190653078

Category: Psychology

Number of Pages: 280

Number of Views: 1256

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In Wrongful Conviction in Sexual Assault, Matthew Barry Johnson introduces new directions in wrongful conviction research and understanding. Citing Innocence Project and National Registry of Exoneration data, the book identifies sexual assault as the predominant offense type associated with confirmed wrongful convictions in the US. Johnson outlines the differential risk of wrongful conviction associated with stranger rape, acquaintance rape, and intra-familial child sexual abuse. He also introduces new terms and concepts such as "black box" investigation, illustrating the lack of transparency in the production of prosecution evidence; a four-part stranger rape thesis; and the "moral outrage - moral correction" process that results in cognitive and emotional factors that interfere with the evaluation of criminal evidence. The book also includes chapters on racial bias in rape prosecution, and the relationship of serial sex offending to wrongful conviction. Citing both foundational and newly-introduced conviction research, Johnson illustrates unexamined aspects of well-known wrongful conviction cases (i.e. The Central Park Five, Steve Avery, Ronald Cotton, The Norfolk Four) and presents the lessons from lesser known wrongful convictions. Wrongful Conviction in Sexual Assault provides valuable new perspectives and insight for psychologists, defense lawyers, prosecutors, crime investigators, and social justice scholars.