Last Chance for Justice: The Juror's Lonely Quest

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NCDS Press, 1997 - Law - 360 pages
Bombarded by unexplained legal jargon & pretrial publicity, confused by the machinations of manipulative lawyers, influenced by the juror's own biases & "life experiences," jurors face a daunting task as they search for justice. LAST CHANCE demystifies jury service. Readers learn about the law in plain English. The authors, using the Rodney King beating trial & the O.J. Simpson case, explore the system's strengths & weaknesses. Readers come away with a strong sense of the part they can play in improving our criminal justice system as they learn to outsmart the lawyers & render the kind of justice they would wish to receive if they were on trial. This remarkable book empowers jurors. Noted individuals are talking about LAST CHANCE: Vincent Bugliosi highly recommends it, as "a valuable book that unlocks & illuminates the mysteries & legal manipulations of the criminal courtroom for laypeople & potential jurors." Melanie E. Lomax finds this "a very compelling, easily understood & important book." She asserts "the book requires the reader to set aside prejudice & walk a mile in the shoes of the average juror." Finally, Fred Goldman believes that LAST CHANCE makes clear "the importance & the intricacies of {the juror's} responsibility."

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About the author (1997)

Geller, a graduate of Colgate University, received his Juris Doctor from the University of Buffalo Law School (SUNY). Formerly, he was the Chief Referee of California's fair hearing system for welfare recipients.

Hemenway, and honors graduate of Amherst College, received his Juris Doctor from Boalt Hall, U.C. Berkeley. He practiced law for several years after Law School. He has also been involved in diverse community activities.

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