DIARY OF A DISTRICT ATTORNEY

Author: Frank (Martin M.)
Year: 1196
Publisher: Cassell
Edition Details: 1st UK edn. (1st pub US 1957)
Book Condition: Vg+/Vg+
Price: 5.00
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Hardback. Previously pub. in the US as 'Diary of a D.A.'. The author, an Associate Justice of the New York State Supreme Court, was himself for 16 turbulent years, an Assistant District Attorney in the Bronx. The District Attorney is a figure unique in America's continual, and sometimes savage, war against crime: he is at once detective and solicitor, lawyer and counsel. He assists, and often leads, in the prevention or solution of crime; he must prepare the People's case against the criminal; and in court he must, as prosecutor, present the People's case to the jury. The author details the differences in procedure and application to that of the British system. To illustrate his points he recounts the stories and trials of murder, arson, gang-warfare, and robbery. His last, long story, tells of the nation-wide manhunt for a criminal who committed over 80 savage robberies with rape, leaving as clues only an unidentifiable fingerprint and a tie. A casebook of crime, a guide to the functions and functioning of law, and a plea for justice with humanity. 274pp. 8vo. h/back. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. V. lightly browned pp. o/w Vg+ in Vg+ dw.

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