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NCJ Number: 120665 Find in a Library
Title: With Justice for None: Destroying an American Myth
Author(s): G Spence
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 370
Sponsoring Agency: Times Books
New York, NY 10022
Publication Number: ISBN 0-8129-1696-4
Sale Source: Times Books
201 E 50th Street
New York, NY 10022
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A prominent trial lawyer contends that true justice is achieved primarily by the wealthy and powerful and offers solutions to maximize the benefits of the criminal justice system for all individuals.
Abstract: Once a corporate lawyer, the author now devotes his time to representing "the little guy" against corporate giants. Based on his 35 years of experience as a trial lawyer, he discusses problems in the criminal justice system that he feels are too often ignored. He attacks various forces that he perceives have conspired against justice and that have turned justice from a cherished ideal into an abused commodity. The first part of the book covers problems in the criminal justice system that encompass lawyers, law students and law schools, juries, judges, trial proceedings, labor, insurance, and corporate crime. The second part proposes solutions that focus on new courtroom procedures, redefining individual rights in the workplace, improved judge selection methods, and improved ways of selecting and training lawyers. 333 endnotes.
Main Term(s): Criminal justice evaluation
Index Term(s): Criminal justice system effectiveness; Criminal justice system reform
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