Doing Justice: A Prosecutor's Thoughts on Crime, Punishment, and the Rule of Law

By Preet Bharara

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From one-time federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New York and 32nd Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference keynote speaker Preet Bharara comes a book that provides you with an important overview of the way the American justice system works, and why the rule of law is essential to our survival as a society.

In “Doing Justice,” Bharara provides you with many illustrative anecdotes and case histories from his storied, formidable career — the successes as well as the failures — to shed light on the realities of the legal system and the consequences of taking action.

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ISBN 978-0525521129
Publisher Knopf
Published Copyright 2019
Pages 368
Format Hardcover

Table of Contents

Part I Inquiry
Chapter 1 The Truth Is Elusive: The Boys
Chapter 2 Things Are Not "What They Seem: "Urbane Cowboys"
Chapter 3 Gold-Standard Investigators: The Ethic of the Mob Buster Kenny McCabe
Chapter 4 The Problem of Confirmation Bias: Latent Fingerprint 17
Chapter 5 The Need for Rigor: A Death in Soundview
Chapter 6 Curiosity and Query: Asking Basic Questions
Chapter 7 The Principles of Interrogation: "Barbarism Is Not Necessary"
Chapter 8 Snitches: The Moral Quicksand of Cooperating Witnesses
Chapter 9 Continuity and Change: Justice Through Innovation
Part II Accusation
Chapter 10 The Grinding Machinery
Chapter 11 God Forbid
Chapter 12 Walking Away
Chapter 13 Culture
Chapter 14 Bollywood
Part III Judgement
Chapter 15 Day in Court
Chapter 16 The Judge
Chapter 17 The Trail
Chapter 18 Three Men in a Room
Chapter 19 The Verdict
Part IV Punishment
Chapter 20 Baby Carlina
Chapter 21 Lord of the Flies
Chapter 22 Beyond Justice

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