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Defending Jacob: A Novel | William Landay


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#Booked2020 #Winter #LiveAndLearn

I‘d left this book on the shelf for a while, it‘s true. One of the things I treasure about Litsy is that people come up with these great challenge prompts that move you to revisit your library, & to go on and read that book that you‘d been meaning to read...for a while now. The subject of this book is so important to me that it bothers me that I left it so long (pub. 2015). Suffice to say that if you‘ve ever ⬇️

gradcat ⬆️ (cont) worried about the inequality of the US justice system, this book is a real eye-opener. Besides the obvious issues—race, penury, ignorance—there are other areas of inequity that may not ever strike one as such. Have you ever thought of, e.g., the way that a prosecutor or parole board officer can skew results merely by altering a word or two in the presentation of crime statistics? Have you thought about how often mistakes are made in ⬇️ 4d
gradcat ⬆️ (cont) witness identifications? Have you worried about how much our own, mostly unacknowledged, unexplored backgrounds add to problems such as confirmation bias, an inability to believe in false confessions, and a confidence that jurors are properly equipped to make judgments of guilt or innocence? If you‘re troubled by even one of the above issues, this is a book that will interest and enlighten you and your understanding of how justice works. 4d
Cinfhen Wonderful review ~ You raise excellent points. Have you read this phenomenal book👉🏾 4d
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4thhouseontheleft Great review. I haven‘t heard of this one but it is definitely going on my TBR now. 4d
Yoshi-and-a-book Nice👍 review 4d
Crazeedi Very thoughtful review, I'm not sure what i think about this subject, would be worth my time to read, thanks 4d
gradcat @Cinfhen I haven‘t read it. Thanks so much for the recommendation. For myriad reasons, this is a subject near & dear to my heart. I appreciate you comments always, Cindy, thanks so much! ♥️ 3d
gradcat @4thhouseontheleft I bought it right after it came out, and like I noted, I only now got around to it, #blameitonLitsy right? I‘m so glad I did! I hope you like it as well. It reads very quickly—doesn‘t get bogged down in minutia—just some salient points on cognitive psychology & fMRIs. Let me know what you think when you get to it. ♥️ 3d
gradcat @Yoshi-and-a-book Thank you so much for your kind comments! And thanks for stopping by—I always appreciate the comments of others here. ♥️ 3d
gradcat @Crazeedi I love reading & watching about this stuff, because I do very much feel like the US justice system is riddled with gaps in its applications of “fairness.” But it might not be everyone‘s cup of tea, I know. So nice to reconnect with you here on Litsy. I‘m finally feeling better, so hopefully we‘ll connect on here more now. How are you guys doing with #NordicNoir ? 3d
Crazeedi @gradcat I'm doing poorly with the books🙄 3d
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Prime Witness | Steve Martini

just finished reading book
second in Madriani series

The 500 | Matthew Quirk
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This is a late review. I felt that although the premise of this story is very believable (unfortunately), and the main character certainly was well written and powerfully made, the end of the story tied up too neatly. When there were too many loose ends and so few pages left, it made the ending seem rushed. This left me somewhat disappointed, and it may have contributed to how long it took me to finish this book. #recentlyread #nospoilers

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Sooooo... this really happened... welcome to bizzaro-world

Tamra Oh my, I love that lawyer! 1w
Megabooks 😂😂😂 1w
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#FebruaryFeels #legal

“Back by eleven,” I reminded her, then cut her off at the first sign of a groan. “Complain, and it will be ten-thirty ... and if you‘re not in that door on time, I‘ll show up at the Dairy Freeze in my bathrobe, yelling your full legal name.”

Since 17-year old Gigi‘s full legal name is Gladiola Grace Scanlon, I‘m thinking it‘s a valid threat. 😉

kspenmoll 😂 2w
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Unleashing Mr. Darcy | Teri Wilson
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Donovan probably would have found it baffling had he not known Henry since he was a young boy. For someone born into old money, Henry Robson was remarkably down-to-earth. He was also deceptively brilliant, possessing a keen #legal mind that belied his happy-go-lucky exterior. It was a lethal combination that served him well as a barrister. #QuotsyFeb20

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Louis XIV | Ian Dunlop
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Now who does that remind you of??

#QuotsyFeb20 #legal


Leftcoastzen 🤔😳 2w
Suet624 Wow. Seriously. 2w
Bookwomble 🍊 2w
AJBowers Mr. Cheeto! 2w
Come-read-with-me 😂😂😂 2w
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