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            The Holdout: One jury member changed the verdict. What if she was wrong?
             

            The Holdout: One jury member changed the verdict. What if she was wrong? (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Digital original)

            By Moore, Graham

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              25 Feb 20

            She changed the jury's verdict, what if she was wrong? From the screenwriter of THE IMITATION GAME comes a knockout thriller that reads as 12 Angry Men meets Serial.

            ISBN 9781409196808
            Released NZ 25 Feb 2020
            Publisher Orion Publishing
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            The Holdout: One jury member changed the verdict. What if she was wrong?

            The Holdout: One jury member changed the verdict. What if she was wrong? (Hardback, Digital original)

            By Moore, Graham

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            She changed the jury's verdict, what if she was wrong? From the screenwriter of THE IMITATION GAME comes a knockout thriller that reads as 12 Angry Men meets Serial.

            ISBN 9781409196792
            Released NZ 20 Feb 2020
            Publisher Orion Publishing
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            Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law
             

            Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law (Hardback)

            By Girma, Haben

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            The incredible life story of Haben Girma, the first deafblind graduate of Harvard Law School, and her amazing journey from isolation to the world stage.

            ISBN 9781538728727
            Released NZ 9 Oct 2019
            Publisher Little, Brown
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            The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty

            The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Acemoglu, Daron; Robinson, James A.

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            'A must-read. Acemoglu and Robinson are intellectual heavyweights of the first rank . . . erudite and fascinating' Paul Collier, Guardian, on Why Nations Fail In this profoundly important follow up to their global bestseller, Acemoglu and Robinson provide a powerful new framework... for looking at countries' development through the way that the state interacts with society. This conceptualisation - in which any country can be located on a simple diagram and its future predicted - is new and based on decades of their research. The power distribution between state and society affects how peaceful societies are, what types of institutions develop, how much oppression and fear people suffer, how their economies are organized, and how rich they are. Full of entertaining stories from the past (it starts with the wife of a Nigerian ruler fleeing Abuja with 38 suitcases of cash), Balance of Power sheds light on issues from the present and has practical political ideas for the future. 'An intellectually rich book that develops an important thesis with verve' Martin Wolf, Financial Times, on Why Nations Fail
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            ISBN 9780241314319
            Released NZ 26 Sep 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Just Mercy (Film Tie-In Edition): a story of justice and redemption
             

            Just Mercy (Film Tie-In Edition): a story of justice and redemption (Paperback, Movie tie-in edition)

            By Stevenson, Bryan

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            Soon to be a major motion-picture, starring Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, and Brie Larson. Named a Book of the Year by the New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Esquire, and Time. The US has the highest rate of incarceration in the world. One in every 15 people born the...re today is expected to go to prison. For black men this figure rises to one in 3. And Death Row is disproportionately black, too. Bryan Stevenson grew up poor in the racially segregated South. His innate sense of justice made him a brilliant young lawyer, and one of his first defendants was Walter McMillian, a black man sentenced to die for the murder of a white woman - a crime he insisted he didn't commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, startling racial inequality, and legal brinksmanship - and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever. At once an unforgettable account of an idealistic lawyer's coming of age and a moving portrait of the lives of those he has defended, Just Mercy is an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of justice.
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            ISBN 9781912854790
            Released NZ 9 Jan 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            A City Possessed: The Christchurch Civic Cre che Case
              

            A City Possessed: The Christchurch Civic Cre che Case (Paperback, 2nd edition)

            By Hood, Lynley

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            Originally published in 2001, A City Possessed is the harrowing account of one of New Zealand's most high-profile criminal cases - a story of child sexual abuse allegations, gender politics and the law. In detailing the events of the 1990s that led up to and surrounded the allega...tions made against several staff of the Christchurch Civic Creche, author Lynley Hood shows how and why such a case could happen. A City Possessed won the Montana Medal for Non-Fiction at the 2002 Montana New Zealand Book Awards. Her penetrating analysis of the social and legal processes by which the conviction of Peter Ellis was obtained, and repeatedly upheld, raises major issues for our justice system and the way we see ourselves. Peter Ellis served seven years of a 10-year jail sentence for abusing seven children at the Christchurch Civic Creche. He has always maintained his innocence, and has gained widespread support for what many see as a miscarriage of justice. This paperback edition comes at a time when Peter Ellis and the Christchurch Civic Creche case have returned to public attention. In July 2019, a terminally ill Ellis was granted a final appeal to the Supreme Court, scheduled for November 2019.
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            ISBN 9781988531854
            Published NZ 1 Sep 2019
            Publisher Otago University Press
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            Defending the Guilty: TV Tie-In

            Defending the Guilty: TV Tie-In (Paperback, Media tie-in)

            By McBride, Alex

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            The official TV tie-in edition of Defending the Guilty 'Terrific, fascinating, very funny' Daily Mail 'Hilarious' Sun 'Gripping' Literary Review How do we ensure that the guilty are convicted and the innocent walk free? Shortlisted for the Crime Writers Award Gold Dagger for Non-...Fiction, true crime meets humour in Defending the Guilty, a hilariously funny and eye-opening expose of the criminal justice system. Every day, criminal barrister Alex McBride stands up in court and attempts to save people from conviction, prison, even a lifetime behind bars. Sometimes it's a hopeless case. Sometimes he has the chance to right a wrong. But mostly his clients are just plain guilty. In Defending the Guilty, McBride takes us behind the scenes of Britain's criminal justice system. He introduces us to its extraordinary characters and arcane eccentricities, and tells astonishing stories of courtroom triumph and defeat. Whether he's defending hapless teenagers at Harlow Youth Court or prosecuting gold bullion robbers at the Old Bailey, these hair-raising tales reveal that justice rarely operates in quite the way we expect. 'Expert, authoritative, hilarious - an insider's fearless account of life at the criminal bar' Craig Raine, Times Literary Supplement, Books of the Year 'McBride details his own cock-ups and disasters with the relish of the born humorous writer. Very funny' Daily Mail 'Rollicks along with a good eye for detail and a neat turn of phrase' Observer 'Gripping, engaging, compelling. The real life of criminal barristers is expertly caught' Literary Review Alex McBride is a criminal barrister. He is the author of the 'Common Law' column in Prospect magazine, has contributed to the New Statesman and various BBC programmes, including From Our Own Correspondent and is the editor of the Famous Trials Penguin Specials series.
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            ISBN 9780241986912
            Released NZ 5 Sep 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Promise of Law: Essays marking the retirement of Dame Sian Elias as Chief Justice of New Zealand
             

            The Promise of Law: Essays marking the retirement of Dame Sian Elias as Chief Justice of New Zealand (Paperback)

            By Mount, S.; Harris, M.

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            "Transcribed papers of the speakers from the Chief Justice Retirement Conference"--Publisher information.

            ISBN 9781988546070
            Published NZ 20 Dec 2019
            Publisher LexisNexis New Zealand Ltd
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            Lawless: A Lawyer's Unrelenting Fight for Justice in One of the World's Most Dangerous Places

            Lawless: A Lawyer's Unrelenting Fight for Justice in One of the World's Most Dangerous Places (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Motley, Kimberley

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            In the summer of 2008 Kimberley Motley quit her job as a public defender in Milwaukee to join a U.S. government sponsored 'capacity building' program that helped train lawyers in war-torn Afghanistan. She was 32-years-old at the time, a former Mrs. Wisconsin (she entered the comp...etition on a dare) and mother of three who had never travelled outside the United States. What she brought to Afghanistan was a toughness and resilience that came from growing up as an African American in one of the most dangerous cities in the US, a fundamental belief in everyone's right to justice - whether you live in Milwaukee, New York or Kabul, and a kick-ass approach to practicing law that was to make her a legend in the archaic, highly conservative legal environment of Afghanistan. Through sheer force of personality, ingenuity and perseverance, she became the first foreign lawyer to practice in Afghanistan, let alone the first woman. Her legal work swiftly morphed into a personal mission - to bring 'justness' to the defenceless and voiceless. In the space of two years, Motley established herself as an expert on Afghanistan's fledgling criminal justice system, steeped in that country's complex laws but equally adept at wielding Sharia law and arcane aspects of the Holy Quran in defence of her clients. Her radical approach has seen her successfully represent both Afghans and Westerners, overturning sentences for men and women who've become subject to often appalling miscarriages of justice. Motley's extraordinary work in Afghanistan was the recent subject of a critically acclaimed documentary entitled 'Motley's Law'. In the U.S. she has been profiled in Vanity Fair, Marie Claire and the New York Times. Her legal exploits have reached UK and Australian readers through frequent coverage by the BBC (print, television and radio), as well as in The Telegraph, The Guardian and The Australian newspapers and online editions. In addition, she was the subject of an Aljazeera profile titled 'Beau
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            ISBN 9781760633035
            Published NZ 5 Aug 2019
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Conversations with Rbg: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law
             

            Conversations with Rbg: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law (Hardback)

            By Rosen, Jeffrey

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            An intimate look at the life and career of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in her own words, through an extraordinary series of conversations

            ISBN 9781250235169
            Released NZ 5 Nov 2019
            Publisher St Martin's Press
            Interest Age 19+ years
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