"How Can You Defend Those People?": The Making of a Criminal Lawyer

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Random House, Jan 1, 1983 - Public defenders - 270 pages
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A personal description of the workings of the American criminal justice system based on the author's two-and-a-half year stint working with the Public Defender's Service in Washington, D.C

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Kunen starts out with a quote about John Adams, who, in one of the great moments of American justice, took on the defense of the British soldiers involved in the Boston Massacre. Adams didn't ... Read full review


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James S. Kunen was a Columbia College sophomore when he wrote "The Strawberry Statement," He has had a varied career in both journalism and law. Kunen has written several books and numerous essays for "The New Yorker," "People," "Newsday," "The New York Times Magazine," and many other publications.

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