TRIALS AND ERRORS Miscarriages of Justice!

Author: Cobb (Belton)
Year: 1962
Publisher: W.H.Allen
Edition Details: 1st Edn.
Book Condition: Vg+/NrVg
Price: 12.00
Hardback. Featuring 11 miscarriages of justice from the viewpoint of the victims. Most writing on the subject is done to show the interest of legal points and arguments, but here the emphasis is all on human beings and their emotions. Among the people whose stories are told are an innkeeper convicted of raping one of his barmaids; an over-trustful solicitor involved in a fraud on the Bank of England; a housewife who went three times to prison because her neighbour received threatening letters; a man who was only pardoned after 45yrs of punishment. Among other things, these strange but true crime stories show how easily the most innocent person can be condemned, either through sheer coincidence or through an enemy's spite. Featuring : William Herbert Wallace, Dr. Thomas Smethurst, George Edalji, Edmund Galley, William Henry Barber, "Jimmy and Len Arthur", George Cant, Richard Coleman, Mrs Mary Johnson, Seraphino Pelizzioni and Thomas Scampton. With Postscript, Bibliog., Appendix and Subject Index. 192pp. 8vo. h/back. V. lightly browned edges and eps, narrow fade mk. along lower edge of fr. cover o/w Vg+ in notched Nr. Vg. dw.


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