American Legal Injustice: Behind the Scenes with an Expert Witnessby Emanuel Tanay
Forensic psychiatrist Emanuel Tanay has testified in thousands of court cases as an expert witness, including such notorious cases as those of Jack Ruby, Sam Sheppard, and Theodore 'Ted' Bundy. Tanay walks the reader through his experiences in the courtroom, explaining the role of the forensic psychiatrist in the litigation process and providing a… See more details below
Forensic psychiatrist Emanuel Tanay has testified in thousands of court cases as an expert witness, including such notorious cases as those of Jack Ruby, Sam Sheppard, and Theodore 'Ted' Bundy. Tanay walks the reader through his experiences in the courtroom, explaining the role of the forensic psychiatrist in the litigation process and providing a 'behind-the-scenes' view of our criminal justice system, including individual chapters on some of his most interesting and infamous cases. Tanay also provides clear examples of the rampant injustice that he has witnessed and argues that the potential for injustice is built into our legal system in the form of incompetent lawyers, the imbalance of resources between the pricey defense lawyers hired by large corporations in civil trials and the inexperienced lawyers often hired by plaintiffs, and the political concerns of elected judges and prosecutors. American Legal Injustice: Behind the Scenes with an Expert Witness is a must-read for Law & Order, Court TV, and true crime enthusiasts.
Rarely do we have the opportunity to learn from experts with more than 50 years of experience. Dr. Tanay presents the insider’s viewpointfrom both the prosecution and defense tableswith his honest examination of the American legal system.
The courtroom is a stage; proceedings are live dramas; and the side with the best story with actors that can portray their roles most effectively will prevail. In every situation, individuals enter the courtroom unprepared and usually are subjected to a jury whose expectations have been formed by television shows. Today’s justice system does fail to exonerate some who are wrongfully accused of crimes. Dr. Tanay examines some of those situations and successfully engages the reader in his analysis of some very high profile cases.
This honest examination of the justice system from an insider’s point of view should be mandatory reading for all professionals in the criminal justice system. Whether you are in law enforcement, a prosecutor or defense attorney, a correctional staff member, a caregiver, or the family member of a victim or defendant, you will find yourself immersed in Dr. Tanay’s captivating examination of his role as an expert witness in cases across the nation spanning five decades of American history.
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Meet the Author
Emanuel Tanay, M.D., is clinical professor of psychiatry at Wayne State University and a distinguished fellow of both the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. He has provided forensic psychiatric expert testimony for more than 50 years.
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