Rubin ' Hurricane' Carter and the American Justice System

Rubin ' Hurricane' Carter and the American Justice System

by Paul B. Wice
     
 

ISBN-10: 081352864X

ISBN-13: 9780813528649

Pub. Date: 11/01/2000

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

Paul Wice takes the famous case of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter to another level of scrutiny as he puts the criminal justice system itself on trial. The case illustrates many of the weaknesses of our nation's much maligned criminal justice system." "Wice follows the torturous legal path of this case as it wound its way for twenty-two years through first the New Jersey…  See more details below

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Paul Wice takes the famous case of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter to another level of scrutiny as he puts the criminal justice system itself on trial. The case illustrates many of the weaknesses of our nation's much maligned criminal justice system." "Wice follows the torturous legal path of this case as it wound its way for twenty-two years through first the New Jersey and then the federal justice system. His interpretations are informed by interviews with key members of both the prosecution and defense as well as previously unused court documents and transcripts. He evaluates the Carter case within a larger theoretical framework to illustrate many of the critical weaknesses of the adversary system and appeals process that are so basic to the American judicial system.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813528649
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
11/01/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Prologue1
1The Fateful Night: The Slaughter at the Lafayette Bar and Grill, June 17, 19663
2Setting the Scene19
3The First Trial: May 196740
4Between Trials: 1967-197668
5The Second Trial: Part I98
6The Second Trial: Part II121
7Postscripts and Sideshows146
8The Appellate Labyrinth with a Federal Resolution165
9Final Judgment193
Chronology209
Dramatis Personae211
Research and Sources213
Notes217
Index223

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