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The Crime Junkie's Guide to Criminal Law: From Law & Order to Laci Peterson Hardcover – December 30, 2007

ISBN-13: 978-0275994143 ISBN-10: 0275994147

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"This unique book is an indispensable guide to criminal law that uses actual trials alongside plots and characters from popular television shows to illustrate criminal law issues."


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"Accessible to general audiences."


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Offers an entertaining introduction to the intricacies of criminal law through examples from both real life and popular prime-time crime television.

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James Silver, JD, is a Harvard Law School graduate who has been both a federal prosecutor and a criminal defense attorney. As an Assistant United States Attorney in Washington, DC and a criminal defense attorney in Boston, Massachusetts, he has tried cases spanning the gamut of criminal charges from shoplifting to first-degree murder, and has argued numerous criminal appeals, including cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and the Massachusetts Appeals Court. Several cases he has worked on received extensive media coverage, including the child kidnapping case of Clark Rockefeller. He is on the faculty at Bristol Community College in Massachusetts where he teaches Criminal Justice and Legal Studies.

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