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Author Ridha, Jennifer, author.

Title Criminal that I am : a memoir / Jennifer Ridha. [Axis 360 electronic resource]

Edition First Scribner hardcover edition.
Publication Info. New York : Scribner, 2015.
©2015
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Description 1 online resource (254 pages)
Summary "Criminal That I Am is a defense attorney's account of the criminal justice system as seen through the prism of a particular case: her own. Jennifer Ridha is enlisted to defend Cameron Douglas in a federal drug trafficking case while he is incarcerated in a maximum-security prison under difficult, even dangerous, conditions. As media scrutiny and the pressures of Cameron's case mount and as Jennifer becomes increasingly transfixed by her charismatic but troubled client, he asks her to do the unthinkable: commit a crime. In a decision inexplicable even to herself, guided only by her indignation and infatuation, she agrees. When her transgression is discovered, her criminal case begins, and her life as she knows it is over. A page-turning trip through professional self-destruction, tabloid scandal, and self-reckoning, Criminal That I Am is about the choices one woman makes: how they define her, how she lives with them, and, ultimately, how she is transformed by them. Recounted with brutal introspection and self-deprecating humor, this strange and twisted love story contemplates what we make of crime and punishment...and what it makes of us."-- From publisher's description.
Subject Ridha, Jennifer.
Douglas, Cameron.
Criminal defense lawyers -- United States -- Biography.
Criminals -- United States -- Biography.
Prisoners -- United States -- Biography.
Drug traffic -- United States.
Genre Electronic books.
Added Author Baker & Taylor Axis 360
Other Form: Print version: Ridha, Jennifer, author. Criminal that I am. First Scribner hardcover edition 9781476785721 (OCoLC)883146567
ISBN 9781476785745 electronic bk.
1476785740 electronic bk.
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