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Anatomy of Injustice

Anatomy of Injustice

A Murder Case Gone Wrong

  • Author: Raymond Bonner
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307957365
  • Category: True Crime
  • Page: 320
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The book that helped free an innocent man who had spent twenty-seven years on death row. In January 1982, an elderly white widow was found brutally murdered in the small town of Greenwood, South Carolina. Police immediately arrested Edward Lee Elmore, a semiliterate, mentally retarded black man with no previous felony record. His only connection to the victim was having cleaned her gutters and windows, but barely ninety days after the victim’s body was found, he was tried, convicted, and sentenced to death. Elmore had been on death row for eleven years when a young attorney named Diana Holt first learned of his case. After attending the University of Texas School of Law, Holt was eager to help the disenfranchised and voiceless; she herself had been a childhood victim of abuse. It required little scrutiny for Holt to discern that Elmore’s case—plagued by incompetent court-appointed defense attorneys, a virulent prosecution, and both misplaced and contaminated evidence—reeked of injustice. It was the cause of a lifetime for the spirited, hardworking lawyer. Holt would spend more than a decade fighting on Elmore’s behalf. With the exemplary moral commitment and tenacious investigation that have distinguished his reporting career, Bonner follows Holt’s battle to save Elmore’s life and shows us how his case is a textbook example of what can go wrong in the American justice system. He reviews police work, evidence gathering, jury selection, work of court-appointed lawyers, latitude of judges, iniquities in the law, prison informants, and the appeals process. Throughout, the actions and motivations of both unlikely heroes and shameful villains in our justice system are vividly revealed. Moving, suspenseful, and enlightening, Anatomy of Injustice is a vital contribution to our nation’s ongoing, increasingly important debate about inequality and the death penalty. From the Hardcover edition.

Anatomie eines Skandals

Anatomie eines Skandals

Du willst deinem Ehemann glauben Sie will ihn zerstören

  • Author: Sarah Vaughan
  • Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
  • ISBN: 3732560988
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 445
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Sophie ist glückliche Ehefrau des charismatischen Parlamentspolitikers James. Bis er ihr eine Affäre mit seiner Assistentin gesteht. Die ihn nun wegen Vergewaltigung verklagt. James leugnet und setzt auf die Loyalität des Premierministers, der ihm noch einen Gefallen schuldet. Staatsanwältin Kate sieht die Anklageschrift mit großem Interesse auf ihren Schreibtisch flattern. Aus Gründen, die in ihre Zeit in Oxford zurückreichen. Ein Prozess mit unerwartetem Finale stellt Loyalitäten auf den Prüfstand. Und verändert nicht nur Sophies und James' Leben ...

Anatomie eines Soldaten

Anatomie eines Soldaten

  • Author: Harry Parker
  • Publisher: Benevento
  • ISBN: 3710950104
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 240
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45 Gegenstände, 1 unvergessliche Geschichte Captain Tom Barnes leitet einen Einsatz der britischen Armee, als er auf eine Landmine tritt. Zwei einheimische Jungen werden in den Konflikt hineingezogen, kaum ahnend, was dort geschieht. Auf allen Seiten verändert Gewalt das Leben von Grund auf. In diesem ungewöhnlichen Roman erzählen die Gegenstände des Krieges: Turnschuhe, Soldatenstiefel, Helm, ein paar Dollar, eine Drohne, ein Fahrrad, ein militärischer Orden, ein Glas Bier, eine Schneeflocke, medizinisches Gerät und eine Landmine. Anatomie eines Soldaten ist bewegend, aufwühlend und visionär: über den Krieg, tiefe Wunden und das Überleben. "Eine Tour de Force. In seinem brillanten und verführerischen Roman entblößt Harry Parker die geheimen Kräfte des Krieges. Diese Seiten sind gefährlich, aber sie enthalten Mitgefühl und Trauer. Man kann sich nur wundern, dass Menschen sich das gegenseitig antun. Der Krieg wird hier durch die Lupe betrachtet, aber ist doch völlig real." Nadeem Aslam

Hillel Steiner and the Anatomy of Justice

Hillel Steiner and the Anatomy of Justice

Themes and Challenges

  • Author: Stephen De Wijze,Matthew H. Kramer,Ian Carter
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135218552
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 320
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Throughout the English-speaking world, and in the many other countries where analytic philosophy is studied, Hillel Steiner is esteemed as one of the foremost contemporary political philosophers. This volume is designed as a festschrift for Steiner and as an important collection of philosophical essays in its own right. The editors have assembled a roster of highly distinguished international contributors, all of whom are eager to pay tribute to Steiner by focusing on topics on which he himself has concentrated. Some of the contributors engage directly with Steiner's work, whereas others focus not directly on his writings but instead grapple with issues that have figured prominently therein. Each essay seeks to advance the debates in which Steiner himself has so notably participated. The study concludes with a response by Steiner himself.

Thomas Reid: Ethics, Aesthetics and the Anatomy of the Self

Thomas Reid: Ethics, Aesthetics and the Anatomy of the Self

  • Author: R.D. Gallie
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9780792352419
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 198
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This book is a critical exposition of Reid's philosophical anatomy of the self, his moral philosophy and his aesthetics, and is aimed at an advanced undergraduate and graduate readership. Those familiar with Reid scholarship will be only too aware of how little attention has been paid of late to Reid's accounts of beauty, of sublimity and aesthetic assessment, compared with his moral philosophy and philosophy of action. One main purpose of this book is to help remedy this imbalance, if only because of the very considerable impact of Reid's aesthetic thought in nineteenth century France. Notoriously Reid presents his accounts of moral and aesthetic judgment as the fruits of a sense of morals and of taste. Accordingly his position on the nature of a sense needs to be carefully considered, as well as his position on the origin of conceptions needed for the deployment of a sense. The Lehrer-Smith III computational computer model of Reidian faculties is assessed at some length as a serious contribution to this task, especially since its employment would seem to presuppose positions at odds with crucial components in Reid's account, which is also presented in the book, of the self as thinker, decision-maker and moral agent exercising both active and speculative power.

The Anatomy of Adolescence (Psychology Revivals)

The Anatomy of Adolescence (Psychology Revivals)

Young people's social attitudes in Britain

  • Author: Adrian Furnham,Barrie Gunter
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134486529
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 220
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Originally published in 1989, this is a unique reference source to the social attitudes of British adolescents of the time. The authors, both experienced researchers, draw on a sample of over 2,000 adolescents from all over the British Isles, including Northern Ireland and the north of Scotland as well as the south of England and Wales. They provide one of the most comprehensive reviews of the 1980s, with the results summarized in tables supported by clear commentaries. The contents range widely over key issues of the time, covering attitudes to politics and government, crime and law enforcement, sex roles and race, religion and the paranormal, health and the environment, school, work and unemployment, and home entertainment media. Some of the book’s findings are unexpected: young people are surprisingly conservative about the role of men and women, for instance, yet they have radical ideas about certain institutions, like the monarchy. Altogether the book gives a clear and revealing snapshot of the attitudes of young Britons of the time.

Das Tagebuch der Menschheit

Das Tagebuch der Menschheit

Was die Bibel über unsere Evolution verrät

  • Author: Carel van Schaik,Kai Michel
  • Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
  • ISBN: 3644052816
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 576
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Gott wirft Adam und Eva aus dem Paradies, die Arche Noah übersteht die Sintflut, und Jesus von Nazareth erweckt Tote zum Leben – die faszinierenden Geschichten der Bibel sind fester Bestandteil unserer Kultur. Und doch stecken sie voller Rätsel und Widersprüche, die auch jahrhundertelange theologische Kontroversen nicht lösen konnten. Der Evolutionsbiologe Carel van Schaik und der Historiker Kai Michel legen nun erstmals eine verborgene Seite der Bibel frei. Sie lesen die Heilige Schrift nicht als Wort Gottes, sondern als Tagebuch der Menschheit, das verblüffende Einblicke in die kulturelle Evolution des Homo sapiens bietet. Und plötzlich beginnen die alten Geschichten in neuem Licht zu funkeln. Die Vertreibung aus dem Garten Eden markiert das wohl folgenreichste Ereignis der Menschheitsgeschichte: den Übergang vom Leben als Jäger und Sammler zum sesshaften Dasein mit Ackerbau und Viehzucht, das nicht nur zu Fortschritt, sondern auch zu Ungleichheit, Patriarchat und großen, anonymen Gesellschaften führte. Für die daraus resultierenden Probleme waren die Menschen aber weder biologisch noch kulturell gerüstet. Wie sie sich mühsam anpassten, wie sie versuchten, sich auf das bis dahin ungekannte Ausmaß menschlichen Leids in Gestalt von Ausbeutung, Krieg und Krankheiten einen Reim zu machen, das dokumentiert die Bibel auf erstaunliche Weise. Auch zeigt sie, woher das Bedürfnis nach Spiritualität stammt und weshalb die Menschen nicht schon immer die Angst vorm Tod umtrieb. Die Autoren nehmen uns mit auf eine Reise voller Überraschungen, die von Eden über den Exodus aus Ägypten bis nach Golgatha und zur Apokalypse führt. Dabei eröffnet sich eine neue Perspektive auf die kulturelle Evolution des Menschen und der Religion. Wir begreifen, warum viele der biblischen Probleme uns bis zum heutigen Tage beschäftigen und warum nicht wenige von uns eine Sehnsucht nach dem Paradies verspüren. Die Bibel ist tatsächlich das Buch der Bücher. Sie geht uns selbst dann etwas an, wenn wir gar nicht an Gott glauben.

Manifest Injustice

Manifest Injustice

The True Story of a Convicted Murderer and the Lawyers Who Fought for His Freedom

  • Author: Barry Siegel
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
  • ISBN: 1429947330
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 400
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In this remarkable legal page-turner, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Barry Siegel recounts the dramatic, decades-long saga of Bill Macumber, imprisoned for thirty-eight years for a double homicide he denies committing. In the spring of 1962, a school bus full of students stumbled across a mysterious crime scene on an isolated stretch of Arizona desert: an abandoned car and two bodies. This brutal murder of a young couple bewildered the sheriff 's department of Maricopa County for years. Despite a few promising leads—including several chilling confessions from Ernest Valenzuela, a violent repeat offender—the case went cold. More than a decade later, a clerk in the sheriff 's department, Carol Macumber, came forward to tell police that her estranged husband had confessed to the murders. Though the evidence linking Bill Macumber to the incident was questionable, he was arrested and charged with the crime. During his trial, the judge refused to allow the confession of now-deceased Ernest Valenzuela to be admitted as evidence in part because of the attorney-client privilege. Bill Macumber was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison. The case, rife with extraordinary irregularities, attracted the sustained involvement of the Arizona Justice Project, one of the first and most respected of the non-profit groups that represent victims of manifest injustice across the country. With more twists and turns than a Hollywood movie, Macumber's story illuminates startling, upsetting truths about our justice system, which kept a possibly innocent man locked up for almost forty years, and introduces readers to the generations of dedicated lawyers who never stopped working on his behalf, lawyers who ultimately achieved stunning results. With precise journalistic detail, intimate access and masterly storytelling, Barry Siegel will change your understanding of American jurisprudence, police procedure, and what constitutes justice in our country today.

Confronting Injustice and Oppression

Confronting Injustice and Oppression

Concepts and Strategies for Social Workers

  • Author: David G. Gil
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231535333
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 192
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More urgent than ever, David G. Gil's guiding text gives social workers the knowledge and confidence they need to change unjust realities. Clarifying the meaning, sources, and dynamics of injustice, exploitation, and oppression and certifying the place of the social worker in combating these conditions, Gil promotes social-change strategies rooted in the nonviolent philosophies of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr.. He shares suggestions for transition policies intended to alleviate poverty, unemployment, and discrimination and examines modes of radical social work practice compatible with the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights and President Roosevelt's proposed "Economic Bill of Rights." For this updated edition, Gil considers the factors driving two crucial developments since his volume's initial publication: the Middle East's Arab Spring and the U.S. Occupy Wall Street movement.

The Sense of Injustice

The Sense of Injustice

Social Psychological Perspectives

  • Author: Robert G. Folger
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1461326834
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 294
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The importance of justice cannot be overstated. As one author has put it, "A better understanding of how justice concerns develop and function in people's lives should enable us to plan more effectively for institutional and other social change to deal with the problems that confront humankind" (S. C. Lerner, 1981, p. 466). The volume in which that statement appeared-an earlier one in this same series-was devoted to exploring the impact that dwindling resources and an increasing rate of change have had upon people's concern for justice. In contrast, the present volume places greater emphasis on the word under standing, as it was used in the context of the preceding quotation, than upon effective planning, social change, and ways of dealing with human problems. Nothing in that statement of purpose is meant to belittle the urgency of translat ing understanding into action, because the social significance of justice concerns is a major factor that has prompted the authors of the chapters in this book to do research in the area. Rather, this volume receives its emphasis from Kurt Lewin's famous dictum there is nothing so practical as a good theory. The need for good theory is ongoing, and these pages are dedicated to a search for new pathways toward better theory.

Chirurgische Anatomie des Kopf-Hals-Bereiches

Chirurgische Anatomie des Kopf-Hals-Bereiches

  • Author: J. Krmpotic-Nemanic,W. Draf,J. Helms
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 3662113198
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 334
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Der klinisch und operativ an Kopf und Hals tätige Arzt hat immer schon den Wunsch gehabt, eine Anatomie dieser Region zur Verfügung zu haben, in der er sich schnell und sachlich orientieren kann. Es gibt zwar eine Reihe sehr guter anatomischer Atlanten und Bücher, doch ist darin häufig eine rasche Orientierung, z.B. intra operationem, durch einen ausführlichen, mehr anato misch ausgerichteten Text erschwert. Außerdem lassen sie die klinischen Be lange vielfach vermissen. Die Hauptautorin dieses Buches ist in der glücklichen Lage, neben ihrer anato mischen Ausbildung und Lehrtätigkeit auch eine klinisch-operative Ausbildung zu besitzen, die sie in einer hervorragenden oto-rhino-Iaryngologischen Schule (SERCER) erworben hat. Aus diesem Grunde konnte sie die Probleme des operie renden Arztes und die Besonderheiten der Zugangswege zu tiefer gelegenen Regionen in die anatomischen Abbildungen hineinarbeiten. Zudem hat sie zwei bekannte Operateure als Co-Autoren gewonnen, die ihr beratend zur Seite standen. - Der Text wurde bewußt knapp gehalten, damit Übersicht und rasche Orientierungsmöglichkeit erhalten blieben. Trotzdem sind alle klinisch wesent lichen Einzelheiten und ihre Variationen dargestellt. Auf diese Weise haben die Autoren einen Weg gefunden, der dem Kliniker und dem Operateur die häufig schwierige Anatomie im Kopf- und Halsbereich anschaulich vermittelt. Sowohl dem Erfahrenen als auch dem Lernenden ist das Studium des Bandes besonders anzuempfehlen. Möge dem Buch ein glücklicher Weg beschieden sein, und möge es die weite Verbreitung in den verschiedenen Fachdisziplinen finden, die ihm gebührt.

At the Hand of Man

At the Hand of Man

Peril and Hope for Africa's Wildlife

  • Author: Raymond Bonner
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307830594
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 320
  • View: 5744
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Defying conventional wisdom even as it makes an impassioned plea for moral common sense, this book by an award-winning journalist sheds a new light on the history and politics of the African conservation movement. The book will anger and inspire anyone who cares about African wildlife and the people whose future is intertwined with the fate of these animals.

Greed and Injustice in Classical Athens

Greed and Injustice in Classical Athens

  • Author: Ryan Krieger Balot
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 9780691048550
  • Category: History
  • Page: 291
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In this original and rewarding combination of intellectual and political history, Ryan Balot offers a thorough historical and sociological interpretation of classical Athens centered on the notion of greed. Integrating ancient philosophy, poetry, and history, and drawing on modern political thought, the author demonstrates that the Athenian discourse on greed was an essential component of Greek social development and political history. Over time, the Athenians developed sophisticated psychological and political accounts of acquisitiveness and a correspondingly rich vocabulary to describe and condemn it. Greed figures repeatedly as an object of criticism in authors as diverse as Solon, Thucydides, and Plato--all of whom addressed the social disruptions caused by it, as well as the inadequacy of lives focused on it. Because of its ethical significance, greed surfaced frequently in theoretical debates about democracy and oligarchy. Ultimately, critiques of greed--particularly the charge that it is unjust--were built into the robust accounts of justice formulated by many philosophers, including Plato and Aristotle. Such critiques of greed both reflected and were inextricably knitted into economic history and political events, including the coups of 411 and 404 B.C. Balot contrasts ancient Greek thought on distributive justice with later Western traditions, with implications for political and economic history well beyond the classical period. Because the belief that greed is good holds a dominant position in modern justifications of capitalism, this study provides a deep historical context within which such justifications can be reexamined and, perhaps, found wanting.

Essays in Ancient Greek Philosophy III

Essays in Ancient Greek Philosophy III

Plato

  • Author: John Peter Anton,John P. Anton,Anthony Preus
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780887069161
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 358
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The Plato who emerges from these essays is the seminal thinker, the profound philosopher, the master of dialectic who offers, together with his insights into reality and human values, a systematically developed set of powerful devices for the articulation and defence of his ideas. In each case the discussion unfolds not as advocacy of Platonic doctrines but as critical assessment of argument, and is meant as judicious explication of the logical form of significant theses often believed, during centuries of Platonic commentary, to be cornerstones of a monumental speculative system. It demonstrates a shared and strikingly high regard for Plato as a major thinker in the western philosophical tradition, a recognition that the dialogues he wrote continue to exert influence as well as attract theoretical attention. Taken together with the material on Plato in Volume II, Volume III displays a definite continuity in direction, scope, and quality, strengthening the conviction that Platonic scholarship has entered a new and different phase and has consolidated the approach that this new movement introduced.

The Anatomy of Grace

The Anatomy of Grace

  • Author: Peter W. Marty
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress
  • ISBN: 1451415966
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 124
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* Fifty-two reflections, one for each week of the year, arranged thematically * Powerful for personal reflection, sermon preparation, or small group discussion

Anatomy of Pain

Anatomy of Pain

  • Author: Jan Carole
  • Publisher: Infinity Publishing
  • ISBN: 0741423731
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 256
  • View: 7504
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What changes could one day make in the life of a 48-year-old woman? This candid story tells the rebuilding of a life shattered in a moment.

The Anatomy of Bibliomania

The Anatomy of Bibliomania

  • Author: Holbrook Jackson
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • ISBN: 9780252070433
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 668
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Jackson inspects the allure of books, their curative and restorative properties, and the passion for them that leads to bibliomania ("a genial mania, less harmful than the sanity of the sane"). His commentary addresses why we read, where we read (on journeys, at mealtimes, on the toilet -- this has "a long but mostly unrecorded history"--In bed, and in prison), and what happens to us when we read. He touches on bindings, bookworms, libraries, and the sport of book hunting, as well as the behavior of borrowers, embezzlers, thieves, and collectors. Francis Bacon, Anatole France, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Leigh Hunt, Marcel Proust, Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Shakespeare, and scores of other luminaries chime in on books and their love for them.

Anatomy of Four Race Riots

Anatomy of Four Race Riots

Racial Conflict in Knoxville, Elaine (Arkansas), Tulsa and Chicago, 1919-1921

  • Author: Lee E. Williams
  • Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • ISBN: 1604738200
  • Category: African Americans
  • Page: 128
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A study of the terrible racial violence that erupted in four different communities of America after World War I