Scottsboro and Its Legacy: The Cases that Challenged American Legal and Social Justice

Scottsboro and Its Legacy: The Cases that Challenged American Legal and Social Justice

by James R. Acker

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ISBN-13: 9780275990831
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/28/2007
Series: Crime, Media, and Popular Culture Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

James R. Acker is Distinguished Teaching Professor at the School of Criminal Justice, University at Albany. He is the author of Wounds that Do Not Bind: Victim-Based Perspectives on the Death Penalty, Two Voices on the Legal Rights of America's Youth, Criminal Procedure: A Contemporary Perspective, and other books, as well as numerous articles and book chapters.

Table of Contents


Series Foreword   Frankie Y. Bailey   Steven Chermak     ix
Preface     xiii
Introduction     xv
Arrest and Accusation     1
Scottsboro: Trials and Appeals     17
In Judge Horton's Court     53
Decatur Redux: Judge and Jury     101
Denouement     153
The Lessons of Scottsboro     195
Notes     211
Bibliography     243
Index     251

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Scottsboro and Its Legacy: The Cases That Challenged American Legal and Social Justice [Crime, Media, and Popular Culture Series] 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Schmerguls on LibraryThing 6 months ago
This is an excellent and objective account of the Scottsboro trials. I am glad I read it even though I read (on 7 Dec 1969) Dan Carter's great Bancroft-prize-winning book Scottsboro: A Tragedy of the American South, and also Clarence Norris's moving autobiography on 12 Jan 2002, The Last of the Scottsboro Boys. This book tells the sad story of what happened to the defendants when they finally got of prison, and how the law has evolved since the days when it treated them so shamefully. And its coverage of the trials is pretty thorough. I found it great and easy reading.