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Courtroom 302: A Year Behind the Scenes in an American Criminal Courthouse - Steve Bogira
Courtroom 302: A Year Behind the Scenes in an American Criminal Courthouse
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Courtroom 302 is the fascinating story of one year in Chicago's Cook County Criminal Courthouse, the busiest felony courthouse in the country. Here we see the system through the eyes of the men and women who experience it, not only in the courtroom but in the lockup, the jury room, the judge's... show more
Courtroom 302 is the fascinating story of one year in Chicago's Cook County Criminal Courthouse, the busiest felony courthouse in the country. Here we see the system through the eyes of the men and women who experience it, not only in the courtroom but in the lockup, the jury room, the judge's chambers, the spectators' gallery. From the daily grind of the court to the highest-profile case of the year, Steve Bogira’s masterful investigation raises fundamental issues of race, civil rights, and justice in America.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780679752066 (0679752064)
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
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Merle
Merle rated it
4.0 Courtroom 302 by Steve Bogira
This is a fascinating book about the workings of the criminal justice system in Chicago. The author spent a year in a felony courtroom, not only observing its public business but interviewing the judge, the prosecutors, the public defenders and private attorneys, the defendants, the families of the ...
Merle
Merle rated it
4.0 Courtroom 302: A Year Behind the Scenes in an American Criminal Courthouse
This is a fascinating book about the workings of the criminal justice system in Chicago. The author spent a year in a felony courtroom, not only observing its public business but interviewing the judge, the prosecutors, the public defenders and private attorneys, the defendants, the families of the ...
wbebout
wbebout rated it
1.0 Courtroom 302: A Year Behind the Scenes in an American Criminal Courthouse
Blah...I couldn't finish it. It was not what I expected. It was dry and lacked any emotion. Most of the book was about the history of the court system in Chicago. While it may be interesting to legal scholars it was not to me. Also, what I did learn about the legal process was depressing. Ther...
EricCWelch
EricCWelch rated it
Courtroom 302 describes a world most of us will never see, nor would we wish to."No man can examine the great penal system of this country without being astounded at its magnitude, its cost and its unsatisfactory results," said John Altgeld, Cook County judge and later governor of Illinois in 1890. ...
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