A Murder: From the Chalk Outline to the Execution Chamber

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M. Evans and Company, 1999 - True Crime - 256 pages
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A murder has just been committed. The yellow 'DO NOT CROSS' tape is lifted at the scene of the crime, and you are allowed to step inside. A seasoned detective will take you through a routine investigation and answer all your questions about homicide along the way. For would-be lawyers and arm-chair detectives, A Murder places readers inside the investigation with all its key players--cops, lawyers, scientists, judges, witnesses, juries, and even executioners. Going way beyond what is dramatised on TV shows, Greg Fallis has created a fictionalised murder case (based on a real one) that will both educate and entertain. A Murder answers all your questions about this capital crime: Why are most murders committed? How do the police build a case against a suspect? What determines whether the defendant receives a life sentence or a sentence of death? Who are the people who 'flip the switch'? And much, much more.

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A Murder: From the Chalk Outline to Death Row

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Fallis, a former private detective, has written a behind-the-scenes view of a fictional murder, told from all sides. He divides the book into sections that cover the murder, police investigation ... Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgments
7
A Most Ordinary Murder
15
The Scales of Justice
51
Copyright

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About the author (1999)

Fallis is an experienced investigator. He holds a Ph.D in Sociology of Justice.

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