Reasonable Doubts: The Criminal Justice System and the O.J. Simpson Case

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Simon and Schuster, Feb 19, 1997 - Law - 270 pages
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One of America's leading appeal lawyers, Alan Dershowitz was the man chosen to prepare the appeal should O.J. Simpson have been convicted. Now Professor Dershowitz uses this case to examine the larger issues and to identify the social forces - media, money, gender, and race - that shape the criminal-justice system in America today. How could one of the longest trials in the history of America's judicial system produce a verdict after only hours of jury deliberation? Was this really a case of circumstantial evidence?
  

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
11
II
34
Why Do So Many Police
49
Were the Jury s Doubts in the Simpson Case
69
V
99
Why Was There Such a Great Disparity Between
128
Are Prosecutors and Defense Attorneys
157
What If the Jury Had Convicted Simpson?
182
Was the Simpson Trial a Great Case That Will Make
196
A Note on the Civil Trial
239
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About the author (1997)

Attorney and bestselling author Alan M. Dershowitz was first in his class at Yale Law School. Dershowitz was editor-in-chief of the Yale Law Journal and the youngest full professor in the history of Harvard Law School. He is currently the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard University. He has served on the National Board of Directors of the American Civil Liberties Union. Dershowitz has represented many controversial clients, including O. J. Simpson, Claus von Bulow, Mike Tyson, Leona Helmsley and Patricia Hearst. His books include Reasonable Doubt (about the O. J. Simpson trial) and Sexual McCarthyism: Clinton, Starr, and the Emerging Constitutional Crisis.

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