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Author Buting, Jerome F., author.

Title Illusion of justice : inside Making a murderer and America's broken system / Jerome F. Buting.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  345.7750252 BUT    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  345.7750252 BUT    AVAILABLE
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Description 339 pages ; 24 cm
Summary Buting’s powerful, riveting boots-on-the-ground narrative of Avery’s and Dassey’s cases becomes a springboard to examine the shaky integrity of law enforcement and justice in the United States, which Buting has witnessed firsthand for more than 35 years. From his early career as a public defender to his success overturning wrongful convictions working with the Innocence Project, his story provides a compelling expert view into the high-stakes arena of criminal defense law; the difficulties of forensic science; and a horrifying reality of biased interrogations, coerced or false confessions, faulty eyewitness testimony, official misconduct, and more. Combining narrative reportage with critical commentary and personal reflection, Buting explores his professional and personal motivations, career-defining cases—including his shocking fifteen-year-long fight to clear the name of another man wrongly accused and convicted of murder—and what must happen if our broken system is to be saved. Taking a place beside Just Mercy and The New Jim Crow, Illusion of Justice is a tour-de-force from a relentless and eloquent advocate for justice who is determined to fulfill his professional responsibility and, in the face of overwhelming odds, make America’s judicial system work as it is designed to do.
Subject Avery, Steven -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Trials (Rape) -- Wisconsin.
Trials (Murder) -- Wisconsin.
Murder\xInvestigation -- Wisconsin.
Rape -- Investigation -- Wisconsin.
Evidence, Criminal -- Wisconsin.
Eyewitness identification -- Wisconsin.
Judicial error -- Wisconsin.
ISBN 9780062569318
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