Snitch and Informants, Cooperators, and the Corruption of Justice
By (author) Ethan Brown
Normal Price: $44.99
Your Price: $40.49 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $4.50! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.02 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply
Snitch and Informants, Cooperators, and the Corruption of Justice by Ethan Brown
Book DescriptionOur criminal justice system favors defendants who know how to play the "5K game": criminals who are so savvy about the cooperation process that they repeatedly commit serious crimes knowing they can be sent back to the streets if they simply cooperate with prosecutors. In Snitch, investigative reporter Ethan Brown shows through a compelling series of case profiles how the sentencing guidelines for drug-related offenses, along with the 5K1. 1 section, have unintentionally created a "cottage industry of cooperators," and led to fabricated evidence. The result is wrongful convictions and appallingly gruesome crimes, including the grisly murder of the Harvey family in Richmond, Virginia and the well-publicized murder of Imette St. Guillen in New York City. This cooperator-coddling criminal justice system has ignited the infamous "Stop Snitching" movement in urban neighborhoods, deplored by everyone from the NAACP to the mayor of Boston for encouraging witness intimidation. But as Snitch shows, the movement is actually a cry against the harsh sentencing guidelines for drug-related crimes, and a call for hustlers to return to "old school" street values, like: do the crime, do the time. Combining deep knowledge of the criminal justice system with frontline true crime reporting, Snitch is a shocking and brutally troubling report about the state of American justice when it's no longer clear who are the good guys and who are the bad.
Buy Snitch and Informants, Cooperators, and the Corruption of Justice book by Ethan Brown from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9781586484927
(236mm x 156mm x 27mm)
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 6-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Ethan Brown
This practical book takes programmers (amateurs and pros alike) on a no-nonsense tour of ES6, along with some related tools and techniques.
Web Development with Node and Express, Paperback (July 2014)
Hope After Faith, Hardback (June 2013)» View all books by Ethan Brown
A former Louisiana pastor's courageous memoir chronicling his conversion to atheism
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Snitch and Informants, Cooperators, and the Corruption of Justice book by Ethan Brown and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Ethan Brown
Ethan Brown writes about pop music, crime, and drug policy for publications such as "Wired," "Rolling Stone," "The Village Voice," and "GQ." He is the author of "Queens Reigns Supreme: Fat Cat, 50 Cent and the Rise of the Hip-Hop Hustler." He lives in New York.
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687