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            To Be Fair
              

            To Be Fair (Paperback)

            By Riddell, Rosemary

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            • Pub Date
              13 May 21

            Retired judge Rosemary Riddell shares her reminiscences of life on the bench, complete with its humour, frustrations and poignant moments.

            ISBN 9781990003165
            Published NZ 13 May 2021
            Publisher Upstart Press Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Witness

            Witness (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Milligan, Louise

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            From the best-selling author of CARDINAL comes a searing examination of the power imbalance in our legal system - where exposing the truth is never guaranteed and, for victims, justice is often elusive.

            ISBN 9780733644634
            Published NZ 27 Oct 2020
            Publisher Hachette
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Blood, Powder, and Residue: How Crime Labs Translate Evidence into Proof

            Blood, Powder, and Residue: How Crime Labs Translate Evidence into Proof (Hardback)

            By Bechky, Beth A.

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            A rare behind-the-scenes look at the work of forensic scientists The findings of forensic science-from DNA profiles and chemical identifications of illegal drugs to comparisons of bullets, fingerprints, and shoeprints-are widely used in police investigations and courtroom proceed...ings. While we recognize the significance of this evidence for criminal justice, the actual work of forensic scientists is rarely examined and largely misunderstood. Blood, Powder, and Residue goes inside a metropolitan crime laboratory to shed light on the complex social forces that underlie the analysis of forensic evidence. Drawing on eighteen months of rigorous fieldwork in a crime lab of a major metro area, Beth Bechky tells the stories of the forensic scientists who struggle to deliver unbiased science while under intense pressure from adversarial lawyers, escalating standards of evidence, and critical public scrutiny. Bechky brings to life the daily challenges these scientists face, from the painstaking screening and testing of evidence to making communal decisions about writing up the lab report, all while worrying about attorneys asking them uninformed questions in court. She shows how the work of forensic scientists is fraught with the tensions of serving justice-constantly having to anticipate the expectations of the world of law and the assumptions of the public-while also staying true to their scientific ideals. Blood, Powder, and Residue offers a vivid and sometimes harrowing picture of the lives of highly trained experts tasked with translating their knowledge for others who depend on it to deliver justice.
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            ISBN 9780691183589
            Released NZ 19 Jan 2021
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
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            Colonising Myths: Maori Realities-He Rukuruku Whakaaro
              

            Colonising Myths: Maori Realities-He Rukuruku Whakaaro (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Mikaere, Ani

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            This book brings together a series of papers that reflects on the effect of Pakeha law, legal processes, and teaching on Maori legal thought and practice.

            ISBN 9781869694531
            Published NZ 2 Sep 2011
            Publisher Huia Publishers
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Nuremberg Trials

            Nuremberg Trials (Paperback)

            By Roland, Paul

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            Providing a definitive account of the most imfamous trials of the last century, this book examines the Nazi atrocities at Nuremberg during the Second World War.

            ISBN 9781848374829
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2010
            Publisher Arcturus Publishing Ltd
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Smoke but No Fire: Convicting the Innocent of Crimes that Never Happened

            Smoke but No Fire: Convicting the Innocent of Crimes that Never Happened (Hardback)

            By Henry, Jessica S.

            • RRP: $47.99
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            <![CDATA[The first book to explore a shocking yet all-too-common type of wrongful conviction-one that locks away innocent people for crimes that never actually happened. Rodricus Crawford was convicted and sentenced to die for the murder by suffocation of his beautiful baby boy. ...After years on death row, evidence confirmed what Crawford had claimed all along: he was innocent, and his son had died from an undiagnosed illness. Crawford is not alone. A full one-third of all known exonerations stem from no-crime wrongful convictions.The first book to explore this common but previously undocumented type of wrongful conviction, Smoke but No Fire tells the heartbreaking stories of innocent people convicted of crimes that simply never happened. A suicide is mislabeled a homicide. An accidental fire is mislabeled an arson. Corrupt police plant drugs on an innocent suspect. A false allegation of assault is invented to resolve a custody dispute. With this book, former New York City public defender Jessica S. Henry sheds essential light on a deeply flawed criminal justice system that allows-even encourages-these convictions to regularly occur. Smoke but No Fire promises to be eye-opening reading for legal professionals, students, activists, and the general public alike as it grapples with the chilling reality that far too many innocent people spend real years behind bars for fictional crimes. ]]>
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            ISBN 9780520300644
            Released NZ 15 Jul 2020
            Publisher University of California Press
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            Islamic Law: A Very Short Introduction

            Islamic Law: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

            By Baderin, Mashood A.

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            Islamic law is one of the major legal systems in the world today, yet it is often misunderstood, particularly in the West. This book provides a critical overview of the theory, scope, and practice of Islamic law, taking into account both classical and modern scholarly perspective...s in examining the various facets of this key legal system.
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            ISBN 9780199665594
            Released NZ 11 Mar 2021
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Very Short Introductions
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            Animal Qc: My Preposterous Life
             

            Animal Qc: My Preposterous Life (Paperback, UK ed.)

            By Bell, Gary

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            The true story of QC Gary Bell's riotous legal career, as discussed on BBC Breakfast.

            ISBN 9781906308667
            Released NZ 3 Mar 2016
            Publisher Monday Books
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            Justice on Trial: Radical Solutions for a System at Breaking Point

            Justice on Trial: Radical Solutions for a System at Breaking Point (Hardback)

            By Daw, Chris, QC

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            Our justice system, once the envy of the world, is in a state of cardiac arrest. Crime has risen to record levels; serious violence, including knife crime, drug-related behaviour and gang activity are out of control. Social media and the internet are fuelling criminal activity by... providing places for criminals to operate and influence young people. In this book one of the UK's leading criminal defence barristers, Chris Daw QC, provides an insider's view of the justice system - complete with fascinating real-life accounts - and proposes radical solutions to some of the biggest challenges it now faces. After a brief introduction and outline of the history of justice in the UK and abroad, Chris presents his manifesto for the twenty-first century: he examines the use of prisons, both in the UK and the US on Alabama's 'Death Row'; he argues passionately for the legalization of drugs to destroy the criminal networks who traffic in their supply; he speaks to young people who are the perpetrators and victims of crime, delving into youth crime and the treatment of young offenders, and he examines the role of the internet as the new frontier of organised criminal activity. Finally, he asks us to move beyond the binary of 'good and evil', to adopt a more pragmatic and humane approach to justice - one that could allow Britain to have the lowest crime rate on Earth.
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            ISBN 9781472977885
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Prosecutor

            The Prosecutor (Paperback)

            By Afzal, Nazir

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            Meet the true face of British justice. Nazir Afzal knows a thing or two about justice. As a Chief Prosecutor, it was his job to make sure the most complex, violent and harrowing crimes made it to court, and that their perpetrators were convicted. From the Rochdale sex ring to the... earliest prosecutions for honour killing and modern slavery, Nazir was at the forefront of the British legal system for decades. But his story begins in Birmingham, in the sixties, as a young boy facing racist violence and the tragic death of a young family member - and it's this that sets him on the path to his groundbreaking career, and which enables him to help communities that the conventional justice system ignores, giving a voice to the voiceless. A memoir of struggle and survival as well as crime and punishment, The Prosecutor is both a searing insight into the justice system and a powerful story of one man's pursuit of the truth.
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            ISBN 9781529105025
            Released NZ 11 Feb 2021
            Publisher Ebury Publishing
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