A Prosecutor's Thoughts on Crime, Punishment, and the Rule of Law
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A former U.S. attorney offers up a thought-provoking-and often entertaining-look inside the criminal justice system, using numerous examples from his career to highlight the law's (and his own) successes and failures.
His lively writing captivates as he tackles subjects such as what "truth" actually is in a legal sense, con men known as "urbane cowboys," the problem of confirmation bias, "snitches" and the "moral quicksand" of dealing with cooperative witnesses, and much more. "Unlike many lawyers who write books, He refreshingly avoids jargon, striking a conversational tone and regularly employing analogies and metaphors that make his points easily understandable. "An engaging tour from beginning to end," says Kirkus.