The remarkable Clive Stafford Smith’s portrayal of the American judicial system is shocking and illuminating, writes Ed Vulliamy. An Atlantic Book of the Year and finalist for the Orwell Prize: a riveting true crime tale from the defense attorney who inspired John Grisham’s. Clive Stafford Smith. · Rating details · ratings · 23 reviews. A man wrongly condemned to death for murder, a crusading lawyer determined to free him.

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Injustice: Life and Death in the Courtrooms of America

It’s quite shocking how evidence is not admissible in court due to artbritary rulings on when it can be handed or discussed.

But in smmith gut, I still think that some crimes are so heinous, it is the only just punishment.

Hayley Adams rated it it was amazing Jul 17, The analysis marshaled in this book prompts us to re-look into the human implementation of justice. Stafford Smith relates, unsparingly, the barbarism of execution, and the gratuitous, procedural humiliations and cruelties America staffford for the hell of it. This is terrifyingly insightful. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

I understand the issues associated with it, and Ive had many smart, thoughtful people try to convince me otherwise. Both endorsed by Michael Mansfield QC. Boek laat een diepe indruk achter en laat je niet snel los.


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This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. The book is unusual for its genre in two ways: In the course of recounting the crime, trial, and appeals, Smith paints a bleak picture of criminal justice in America—this is Miami after all, not some backwater town.

Here too I kept injusstice Emily rated it really liked it Jun 03, Dec 08, Holly Morrow added it. In my opinion, this book very accurately explained all the faults in the system but also learned me a lot about stuff that is normally reserved for the court room only. In addition, he has also highlighted points such as the potential failures of forensic evidence, the positive effects of some victim mediation processes etc that I previously had been ignorant of.

This powerful book reads like a page-turning legal thriller with one crucial difference: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. He shines a harsh light on the conventional belief staffird the innocent rarely go as far as trial and are seldom convicted, and the immunity of prosecutors from accusations of wrongdoing, including withholding evidence that could prove defendants innocent. Joy rated it really liked it Jul 14, We are experiencing technical difficulties.

Injustic is a large book and as I started reading it I thought it was going to be pages injuwtice court transcripts and examination of the facts, so smithh 10 pages I put it down.


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The Injustice System: A Murder in Miami and a Trial Gone Wrong by Clive Stafford Smith

Sarah Hannay rated it it was amazing Oct 15, While Smith is very persuasive, he obviously is not a disinterested observer, and I sometimes questioned his interpretation of things, if not his stzfford case that Maharaj is innocent. Stafford Smith published a memoir about his experiences at Guantanamo, Bad Men: Nov 18, Harrison rated it liked it.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The second, more interesting, way to read this remarkable book is as a portrait of a country we think we know and may enjoy or even love — of its judicial system, in particular, and its institutional fibre in general. A compelling account of injustice and lives squandered in a judicial system that serves to protect itself over the innocent.

In the end, I suspect there was a collective sigh of relief from the White House that the lunatic fringe did not prevail. Aug 06, Sharon Burgin rated it it was amazing. The Life of Saul Bellow. Fantastic eye-opening book, written by a man who is passionate about justice.