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The Resource The districts : stories of American justice from the federal courts, Johnny Dwyer

The districts : stories of American justice from the federal courts, Johnny Dwyer

Label
The districts : stories of American justice from the federal courts
Title
The districts
Title remainder
stories of American justice from the federal courts
Statement of responsibility
Johnny Dwyer
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"An unprecedented plunge into New York City's federal court system that gives us a revelatory picture of how our justice system, and the pursuit of justice, really works. A young Italian Mafioso helps get rid of a body in Queens. In Manhattan, a hedge fund portfolio manager misrepresents his company's assets to investors. At JFK International Airport, a college student returns from Jamaica with cocaine stuffed in the handle of her suitcase. These are just a few of the stories that come to life in this comprehensive look at the Southern District Court in Manhattan, and the Eastern District Court in Brooklyn--the two federal courts tasked with maintaining order in New York City. Johnny Dwyer takes us not just into the courtrooms but into the lives of those who enter through its doors: the judges and attorneys, prosecutors and defendants, winners and losers. He examines crimes we've read about in the papers or seen in movies and television--organized crime, terrorism, drug trafficking, corruption, and white-collar crime--and weaves in the nuances that rarely make it into headlines. Brimming with detail and drama, The Districts illuminates the meaning of intent, of reasonable doubt, of deception, and--perhaps most importantly of all--of justice"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dwyer, Johnny
Dewey number
347.73/22097471
Index
no index present
LC call number
KF8755.N85
LC item number
D87 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • District courts
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Law Enforcement
  • LAW / Criminal Law / General
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / Judicial Branch
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Criminals & Outlaws
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Law Enforcement
  • TRUE CRIME / Organized Crime
Label
The districts : stories of American justice from the federal courts, Johnny Dwyer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-350)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Organized Crime -- Drugs -- White Collar Crime -- Terrorism -- Public Corruption -- Epilogue
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 350 pages
Isbn
9781101946541
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2019003945
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1081396717
  • (OCoLC)on1081396717
  • 2857968
Label
The districts : stories of American justice from the federal courts, Johnny Dwyer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-350)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Organized Crime -- Drugs -- White Collar Crime -- Terrorism -- Public Corruption -- Epilogue
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 350 pages
Isbn
9781101946541
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2019003945
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1081396717
  • (OCoLC)on1081396717
  • 2857968

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