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Doing justice : a prosecutor's thoughts on crime, punishment, and the rule of law

Author: Preet Bharara
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: True crime stories
Biography
Autobiographies
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bharara, Preet, 1968-
Doing justice.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019
(DLC) 2018055346
(OCoLC)1074297726
Named Person: Preet Bharara
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Preet Bharara
ISBN: 9780525521129 0525521127
OCLC Number: 1073034857
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvi, 345 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Preet Bharara.

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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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