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Author Bharara, Preet, 1968- author.

Title Doing justice : a prosecutor's thoughts on crime, punishment, and the rule of law / Preet Bharara.

Publication Info. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.


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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    347.73 BHA    Available
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    347.73 BHA    Available
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Description xvi, 345 pages ; 25 cm
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Note Includes index.
Contents Part I. Inquiry -- The truth is elusive : the boys -- Things are not what they seem : "urbane cowboys" -- Gold-standard investigators : the ethic of the mob buster Kenny McCabe -- The problem of confirmation bias : latent fingerprint 17 -- The need for rigor : a death in Soundview -- Curiosity and query : asking basic questions -- The principles of interrogation : "barbarism is not necessary" -- Snitches : the moral quicksand of cooperating witnesses -- Continuity and change : justice through innovation -- Part II. Accusation -- The grinding machinery -- God forbid -- Walking away -- Culture -- Bollywood -- Part III. Judgment -- Day in court -- The judge -- The trial -- Three men in a room -- The verdict -- Part IV. Punishment -- Baby Carlina -- Lord of the flies -- Beyond justice.
Summary The former United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York recounts captivating tales of true crime from his years atop the most storied prosecutor's office in the country--inside stories of terrorists threatening America, mob hit men, billion-dollar fraudsters, corrupt politicians, and even a "cannibal cop". Bharara entertains us, but also inspires us to aim high, laying out a path for how to think and act to reach fair and morally correct judgments.
Subject Justice, Administration of -- United States.
Justice, Administration of -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Criminal justice, Administration of -- United States.
Rule of law -- United States.
ISBN 9780525521129 hardcover
0525521127 hardcover
9780525521136 (ebook)

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